Ryan Day expecting 'some sleepless nights' heading into 2021 QB battle for Ohio State
Ryan Day is getting set for a quarterback battle this offseason, something that he has yet to deal with as head coach of the Buckeyes.
Going back to Day’s stretch as the interim head coach in 2018, the starting quarterback has never been a big question mark for Ohio State. In 2018, it was Dwayne Haskins who threw for 50 touchdowns and over 4,800 yards while leading the Buckeyes.
After Haskins came Justin Fields after transferring out of Georgia. All Fields did was complete 68.4% of passes while throwing for 5,373 yards in two seasons with 78 total touchdowns and two top-10 finishes for the Heisman Trophy.
This offseason will be much different for the Buckeyes with a three-man position battle expected heading into the fall. Those three players would be 2020 backups Jack Miller III and C.J. Stroud alongside 5-star freshman Kyle McCord.
During his radio appearance on National Signing Day, Ryan Day admitted that he’s anticipating some sleepless nights as he guides that QB battle. Among the added pressures is the fact that none of those players has thrown a collegiate pass heading into 2021.
Day on the OSU quarterback situation, in which none of the candidates have thrown a collegiate pass. "There's going to be some sleepless nights until we head into next fall."
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) February 3, 2021
Regardless of who the quarterback is, he will have plenty of elite options to throw to next season. Ohio State is adding a trio of talented wide receivers via the 2021 recruiting class, along with returning Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson for next season.