Ohio State enters this season with new faces both on the roster and the coaching staff. As Ryan Day prepares for his first year as the head coach, he’ll also have to figure out which quarterback to name the week 1 starter.
With Dwayne Haskins off to the NFL, the Buckeyes are searching for their next starting quarterback.
The early favorite heading into preseason camp was Justin Fields, who transferred from Georgia after one season. He’s got all the intangibles and potential to become an impact player in the Big Ten.
Nonetheless, it doesn’t seem like Day is close to naming his starter. After today’s scrimmage, the head coach revealed that neither Fields nor Gunnar Hoak have done enough to earn the starting quarterback job.
Hoak is also a transfer preparing for his first year in Columbus. He last spent time in Lexington with the Kentucky Wildcats.
Although Fields is still considered the favorite, it sounds as if he’ll need to create more separation from Hoak.
Ohio State coach Ryan Day is still not ready to name a starting quarterback. He said nobody's performance in today's scrimmage was enough to earn the job of starting signal caller.
— News Radio 610 WTVN (@610wtvnnews) August 10, 2019
Day still has time to announce which quarterback will start during the season opener. Ohio State hosts Florida Atlantic to kick off its 2019 season.
We should find out soon enough if Fields can edge out Hoak for the starting job.