Editor's note: the video in the player above is from Jan. 1, 2021.
On Saturday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that if the Jacksonville Jaguars couldn't land former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, they would turn their attention to current Ohio State head coach Ryan Day.
That interest, however, apparently wouldn't be mutual.
Appearing on ESPN's NFL Sunday Countdown, Adam Schefter provided an update on the latest coaching news around the league, with several jobs expected to open up in the next 24 hours. And in doing so, Schefter revealed that Day doesn't appear to have much interest in returning to the NFL anytime soon.
"Ryan Day of Ohio State has no intention of interviewing with NFL teams," Schefter said.
Schefter's report comes as a sigh of relief for many Ohio State fans, who are still celebrating the Buckeyes' 49-28 victory over Clemson in the College Football Playoff Semifinal Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day. Next Monday, No. 3 Ohio State will face No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Championship Game in Miami, Florida.
That an NFL team would have interest in Day doesn't come as a surprise considering his success in Columbus and prior experience at the professional level. In 2015 and 2016, Day served as an assistant coach on Chip Kelly's staffs with the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers.
In 2017, Day joined Meyer's Ohio State staff as the Buckeyes' co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was hired as Ohio State's head coach after Meyer retired following the 2018 season.