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Urban Meyer Comments On Ohio State's QB Competition

A closeup of Urban Meyer after an Ohio State football game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes after the game against the Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ohio State's head coach didn't have much to say about the quarterback battle.

No quarterback competition will be more closely watched this spring than the one taking place at Ohio State. Who will be the man who replaces J.T. Barrett under center for the Buckeyes.

There are three candidates. They are:

  • 2017 backup Dwayne Haskins
  • 2016 backup Joe Burrow
  • The No. 2 dual-threat QB in the 2017 class, Tate Martell

Most would assume that Haskins has the edge right now. He played well as the backup in 2017.

Ohio State probably doesn't beat Michigan in late November if Haskins didn't step up. He looked great while replacing an injured Barrett.

Meyer, though, refuses to name him the leader. He was asked about the battle today and didn't have much to say.

"I have no idea."

Maybe that's just Meyer being coy, but he's probably being honest. He'll have three capable QBs competing for the job and for the fairest competition to take place, he can't give one player an early edge.