Justin Fields hyped up to begin season, calls Ryan Day best QB coach in the country
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is ready to get the season underway. He didn’t need to say that while speaking to reporters on Tuesday for everyone to know, but the second-year starter for the Buckeyes wanted to make it clear.
Fields was one of the loudest voices among players during the offseason, pushing the B1G to reinstate the fall football season after it initially punted until spring. Once the conference reversed course, Fields was ready to get back to work and start pursuing a national championship.
“I know I’ve said it 10 times, but y’all don’t know how excited I am to play,” Fields said, according to Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors.
The Buckeyes are back on the field on Oct. 24, taking on Nebraska to open the season. Led by Fields, Ohio State is one of the favorites to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff and challenge for a national title after a 13-1 season in 2019.
Fields also had plenty of praise for his head coach while speaking with reporters on Tuesday. Now in his second season as the head coach, Fields said that Ryan Day is the “best quarterback coach in the country,” although he admits that his opinion might be a little biased.
Day has had some pretty good quarterbacks to coach. Not only did he recruit Fields to Ohio State, but Day also tutored Dwayne Haskins in Columbus, who went on to be a Heisman Trophy finalist and a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Many believe the Day-Fields combination is the best coach-quarterback duos in the country.