Earlier this week, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day made it clear no quarterback won the starting job.
However, just a few days later, Day knows when he’ll name his starter. According to multiple reports, the Buckeyes head coach plans to announce a starter on Monday – less than a week after saying he’s still not ready to name a starter.
Former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields is the heavy favorite for the job.
The former No. 2 overall recruit from the 2018 class received immediate eligibility for the Buckeyes this season after transferring from the Bulldogs. However, he’s been in a battle with fellow transfer Gunnar Hoak for the starting role.
Day revealed Fields has taken the majority of reps with the first-team offense.
Day: Justin Fields has taken a majority of the reps with the first-team offense. https://t.co/rokZBORUhI
— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 14, 2019
Day has a major decision to make in his first year as the team’s head coach. Hoak is the more pro-style passer Day likes in his offense, but Fields offers a more versatile weapon under center – seemingly perfect for Urban Meyer’s offenses at Ohio State.
It looks like we’ll know in just a few more days who will be leading the Buckeyes onto the field in 2019.
Will it be former Bulldog Justin Fields or Kentucky Wildcat Gunnar Hoak?