1. Ryan Day
Despite Ohio State winning the National Championship in 2014 and appearing in the CFPs seven total times, very few of them came under Ryan Day.
Since taking over the Buckeye’s program in 2018, OSU has only made it to the playoffs three times (2019, 2020, and 2022). The team has also lost to Michigan again and again and again.
Falling short of winning the Big Ten title as well as losing to their ultimate rival on repeated occasions has not looked good on Day’s resume thus far.
Only scoring 3 points and losing to Missouri in the Cotton Bowl to end the 2023 season also didn’t sit well with Buckeye fans.
He has had the star players and the Heisman candidates so a lack of skill can’t be the issue here. He now brought on long-time NFL coach Bill O’Brien to be his offensive coordinator, possibly waving the white flag that play calling isn’t Day’s forte.
With 12 spots available, if Day can’t take his team back to the playoffs – and probably a few rounds deep – he may need to look at job postings sooner than expected.