Day thanked Meyer, whose tenure will end after seven seasons, and Meyer’s wife Shelley in his opening comments during a press conference at the Fawcett Center on campus.
“I can’t put words into what you’ve done for me and my family,” Day said. “I’ve learned so much from you on a daily basis and will forever be in debt to you. Your legacy will live on forever. You can now sit in the box and yell at us for either going for it or not going for it on fourth down. I want to thank my family back home in Manchester, N.H. I’ve got a lot of them. That’s where (Christina) and I both grew up, and without them, none of this would be possible.”