Ryan Day will have a QB battle on his hands in 2021, something that really has not happened extensively since he joined Ohio State in 2017.

In his first season in Columbus, serving as the co-OC and QB coach, Day worked with long-time starter JT Barrett. Behind Barrett, Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow served as backups with Haskins taking the full-time reins in 2018 as Burrow transferred.

After Haskins came star transfer Justin Fields out of Georgia. Though Tate Martell might have initially envisioned a quarterback battle with Fields, he soon transferred to Miami. Fields finished top 10 in Heisman Trophy voting two seasons in a row before declaring for the NFL Draft.

Now, Day and the Buckeyes head into 2021 with two players that saw garbage time action in 2020 – Jack Miller and C.J. Stroud – and a 5-star signee in Kyle McCord that will battle it out to be the next starter for the Buckeyes.

During his Friday morning press conference recapping 2020, Day also previewed the 2021 roster and upcoming QB battle. Dan Hope with 11 Warriors shared Day’s comments:

Miller saw action against Nebraska and carried the ball two times for 23 yards and a touchdown. Stroud saw action against Michigan State and scored a touchdown on a 48-yard run.

McCord is a five-star prospect and No. 3 pro-style QB for 2021 on the 247 Sports Composite Rankings. He is also rated the No. 25 prospect nationally for the cycle.

Needless to say, the QB battle under Day should be an intriguing one to watch this offseason.

Here are the rest of Day’s comments from Friday: