Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Monday made official what most people figured was a foregone conclusion: Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback when the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic. Day had lured the talented sophomore in January to succeed Dwayne Haskins Jr., and Fields practiced with the starters from the moment he arrived. His main competition this preseason was Gunnar Hoak, a graduate transfer from Kentucky who got to campus this summer and is still memorizing the playbook. Still, Day was measured in his praise of Fields, who was one of the highest-rated prep prospects in the nation in 2018 but couldn’t wrest the starting job away from Jake Fromm at Georgia last season before deciding to transfer. “All that means is that Justin will be taking the first snap on (in the opener), and where it goes from there, who knows,” Day said. “All the guys had good camps, but Justin kind of separated himself the … [Read more...] about No surprise here: Fields named Ohio State’s starting QB
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By Mitch Stacy Associated Press Published 12:50 PM EDT Aug 19, 2019 Columbus, Ohio — Ohio State coach Ryan Day says Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback when the Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic. Day’s announcement Monday put a rubber stamp on what most figured was a foregone conclusion. As Ohio State’s newly minted coach, Day lured Fields — one of the top-ranked prep prospects nationally in the 2018 recruiting class — to Columbus in January to succeed quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., who is now playing for the NFL’s Washington Redskins. Since training camp opened, Day insisted that Fields would have to beat out graduate transfer Gunnar Hoak, an Ohio kid who played only sparingly at Kentucky. Hoak is expected to be Fields’ backup. … [Read more...] about Justin Fields named Ohio State Buckeyes’ starting quarterback
Nick Baumgardner, Graham Couch, Mark Emmert, Chad Leistikow, Josh Newman, Zach Osterman, Chris Solari, Shawn Windsor and Jeff Potrykus Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Jul 17, 2019 Michigan football finally will win the Big Ten East. Scott Frost will begin Nebraska's renaissance in earnest. Iowa will get back to Indianapolis. And Ryan Day's first full season as Ohio State's head coach will be good — but not great. That's the early forecast for the 2019 Big Ten season, according to college football writers who cover the conference in the USA TODAY Sports Network. Each writer predicted this season's final standings and conference champion ahead of Big Ten media days in Chicago, with teams receiving seven points for a first-place vote, six for a second-place vote, five for a third-place vote, etc. Here's how the nine writers voted: [ 2019 Big Ten media days: TV schedule, how to watch ] Projected standings … [Read more...] about 2019 Big Ten football champion: Michigan or Ohio State?
The Associated Press Published 3:15 pm CDT, Monday, March 11, 2019 FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer celebrates at the end of the team's 28-23 win over Washington during the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. Urban Meyer is headed back to television. Fox announced on Monday, March 11, 2019 that they have hired the former Ohio State coach as one of the analysts for its retooled college football pregame show. Fox also announced that it has hired Reggie Bush and will move Brady Quinn from the booth to the studio. less FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer celebrates at the end of the team's 28-23 win over Washington during the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. ... more Photo: Mark J. Terrill, AP … [Read more...] about Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer joining Fox’s studio team
By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle Updated 2:27 pm CST, Sunday, March 3, 2019 PHOTOS: Texans' contract situations Kendall Sheffield #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action during the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Browse through the photos to see the contract situation of each Texans player this offseason. less PHOTOS: Texans' contract situations Kendall Sheffield #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action during the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio ... more Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images Image 1 of / 75 Caption Close Image 1 of 75 PHOTOS: Texans' contract … [Read more...] about Ohio State corner Kendall Sheffield (Thurgood Marshall) injured during bench press