Would you be happy with this new Chicago Bears hierarchy?

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Would you be happy with Ryan Day as the next Head Coach?

We have talked about Ryan Day on multiple occasions. He is one of only two college coaches left in our weekly stock report article — the other is Jim Harbaugh who is rumored today that he might be willing to return to the NFL. The stock report article looks at how each coach performed during the week and identifies if their stock has gone up, down or remained the same.

Ryan Day has remained in neutral mode. The Ohio State Buckeyes struggled in the Rose Bowl but came back from an early deficit to win the game 48-45 thanks to a 17-point fourth-quarter performance. At the time of writing the stock report, Day was losing by as many as 14 points. The win probably raises his stock slightly, but not enough to put him over Jim Harbaugh in my rankings of who I want to see coach here in Chicago Next year. That said, I think I’d be content with Day too.

Realigning Ryan Day with Justin Fields makes sense. It gives Fields a coach he trusts and puts him in a position to understand the offense more quickly since he had just played under Day only one season ago. Running the Ohio State football program is not an easy task either, but Day has done a great job while overseeing the show. Could he now take his talents to the NFL?

Ryan Day has some prior NFL experience and isn’t just a college coach. He was the quarterbacks coach for Philadelphia in 2015 and San Francisco in 2016. This means he was coaching under Chip Kelly in 2015 and then followed him to the 49ers the following year. Kelly is not a guy I’d feel great about him learning under, but since then, he has worked his way up at Ohio State. In 2017, Day was co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He then became interim head coach in 2018 when Urban Meyer left for the NFL.

Now, maybe we don’t want Ryan Day because he learned from Urban Meyer. Meyer has proven to not be the best human in the world. Hopefully, Day didn’t pick up any of that from him if he is selected as the next Bears head coach. Day has a connection with Trace Armstrong because Armstrong is Day’s agent. Day also denied rumors about any connection to the Bears currently, but Armstrong is also Nagy’s agent and none of them will say much publicly.

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How about this new regime? Would you be excited with a hierarchy of this making or would you prefer something more flashy at the top?