I thought the Day hire was done mostly for the sake of continuity, and especially for holding together the recruiting class now that there is an early signing period. Time will tell with Day, but I felt it was a major mistake not to open up the search and take serious looks for the successor to Urban. If they did that and still chose Day, fine...but this always felt forced to me, and sort of a knee-jerk to keep the recruits. That's not working out, so Day better wind up being a home run as a HC.That is going to change over the next couple days for the class of 2019. Good chance they lose two of their top recruits in Jordan Battle and Doug Nester and the trend for Zach Harrison is not good either. This class could fall outside the top 20 nationally and even be 3rd in the B1G being pushed by Nebraska and Purdue for the 4th spot. So far Day is not able to hold on to what Urban had and is not flipping anything other than possibly an Iowa commit or picking up a low *** from North Carolina. Not quite the way to start the new era.
I know the Lincoln Riley thing has everyone in awe, but Stoops left a stocked cupboard for Riley. Time will tell how he does with his own guys as the years pass.