Rumor Mill Swirling Around OSU Coach and Texas A&M Football
Texas A&M football fans, with the team having concluded their regular season, is now fully attuned to the coaching search currently underway. Different names seem to pop up every day, with the most recent being Mark Stoops of Kentucky, but one that has gotten a lot of run recently—whether for shock value or for legitimate smoke—is that of Ohio State’s Ryan Day. Day is 56-7 as a head coach up in Columbus, but today marked his third straight loss to the Michigan Wolverines, made even worse for the Scarlet and Grey faithful by the fact that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was absent from the sidelines.
Sentiment among certain sectors of the Buckeye fanbase has begun to turn on Day because of this. There are some who are calling for him to be ousted in the wake of this latest loss. And who might be the benefactor of that dissatisfaction? None other than Texas A&M football.
It was reported on all the CFB morning programs today that the Aggies have been narrowing their list, and Bruce Feldman mentioned that A&M brass felt good about their chances if Day were to lose to Michigan. That now having transpired, Texas A&M football fans are eagerly awaiting an update. There’s been more than one thread on social media and different message boards outlining a high level of detail about how this might go down. For his part, Billy Liucci—about as good of a source as you can get on these things—has been highly skeptical of Day’s candidacy in recent hours. Of course, things change quickly in coaching searches, but it’s worth noting.
So will we really see Day in maroon and white soon? We should know soon enough—but it’s not as crazy as everyone once thought.