Former Ohio State standout Josh Perry, who now works for the Big 10 Network, appeared on 104.5 The Zone’s “Ramon, Kayla, and Will” this week and the topic of Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and the Buckeyes job came up.

The Athletic’s Joe Rexrode put out an article this week that suggested Vrabel could be a good fit to lead Ohio State’s football program.

Perry, who played at Ohio State when Vrabel was the linebackers coach and later defensive line coach, was asked by Kayla Anderson if Vrabel would be an option and if Ryan Day is safe as the Buckeyes’ head coach.

Perry pointed out that Day is 45-5 as the Buckeyes’ head coach before suggesting that Vrabel is right where he wants to be in Nashville.

“Mike Vrabel’s got a really good thing going on down there in Nashville,” said Perry. “I mean, the team is playing great ball. He gets to enjoy a legitimate offseason. He spent so many years in the NFL, it just feels like it’s the right place for him.”

“Would he be intrigued if the opportunity ever came about? I’m sure, but I think he’s exactly where he wants to be,” added Perry. “[He] spent a couple of years doing the college thing. I know he enjoyed it for what it was worth. But the moment he got an opportunity to jump to the NFL and really build his coaching chops there, he did.”

Basically, it sounds like Vrabel loves Ohio State, but even those who are close to him and played for him in Columbus feel like Vrabel is an “NFL guy”.

And I think most would agree with that. Players love playing for Vrabel. Opposing players like Patrick Mahomes have even said they’d love to play for Vrabel.

A coach that has that kind of respect in the NFL usually isn’t in a hurry to go back to the college game.

Vrabel’s reputation as an “NFL guy” combined with the challenging life of being a college head coach (recruiting is a 24/7/365 job), makes this Ohio State scenario a longshot for the Titans’ head coach (not to mention there’s almost no chance Day is going anywhere).

I think it’s safe for Titans fans to file this under things will likely never happen.

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