Day was named the Buckeyes head coach in December of 2018, and he is quickly reaping the benefits, including his pay going to $6 million per year starting July 1st. The program also contributed $1 million to his retirement, and he will go on to make $6.5 million for the 2021 season and $7.6 million in 2022.
The Buckeyes went on to win the Big Ten Championship and went 13-1 in Day's first full season as their coach, but they fell to the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff Semifinal. As a coach at Ohio State overall, he has an impressive record of 16-1, which includes the time he filled in during Meyer's three-game suspension to begin the 2018 season. He is no longer filling in, instead, he is leading this team as his team, and it will be for years to come.