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Gunnar Hoak does not win Ohio State’s Quarterback Competition

Ryan Day sent shockwaves throughout the state of Ohio Monday afternoon. Fans were left stupefied when Ohio State’s head coach revealed Justin Fields has been named the starting quarterback.

For those who have regularly watched American football, the dual-threat transfer from Georgia was the obvious choice to become the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback, despite the coach-speak we heard from Day in the early stages of camp. Former Wildcat Gunnar Hoak is a fine player, but the job was Fields’ to win. Day used the pressure of a quarterback competition to force Fields to take his game to the next level.

Moving forward, Hoak may not even be the second string quarterback. Day did not explicitly state whose number would be called if Fields was unable to play. Hoak must now compete with Chris Chugunov, a grad transfer from West Virginia, for the title ‘QB2.’

“We’ll let these guys keep learning the offense,” said Day. “With Gunnar, we’ve practiced 14 or 15, only been in the offense really 15 practices. So really he’s at where Justin was coming out of the spring. So he’ll keep growing day in and day out. They’ll keep working. As we get closer to the game, we’ll decide if Justin were to come out of the game, who would go in next.”


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

16 Comments for Gunnar Hoak does not win Ohio State’s Quarterback Competition

  1. Smyrna_Cat
    3:03 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    This was a shocker.

    • Looother
      11:41 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      A total shocker…

  2. 4everUKblue
    3:17 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Color me in total disbelief.

  3. RealCatsFan
    3:18 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Well, at least there might be less bellyaching about Terry. But I wish Gunnar the best, and I hope he has the chance to see the field a few times.

  4. cats646
    3:19 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Lol. “He’s soooo good though!!”
    -Frank Hoak; Combatmedic.

    • 4everUKblue
      3:32 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      I wasn’t going to call names but I’m glad you did 646. BigolSlaterMedic has a serious man crush on Gunnar. Expect him to jump off and on the Terry Wilson bandwagon all season.

    • CombatMedic_98
      8:11 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      I’ll be on the TW wagon when he throws consistently like an SEC QB at the top does. If he pulls that all together this season and the D comes thru like last season, then an SEC championship bid is on the table…one win last season against Georgia was the only roadblock and we got pounded. So, we’ll see.

  5. dckr
    3:33 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Anybody who thought he had a shot of winning this qb competition were just misinformed.

  6. Ridge Runner
    3:46 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    and in other news today… the sun came up this morning.

  7. A_Blue_Wildcat
    5:18 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Let’s put it this way, if he actually had a shot at being the starting qb over there then it would’ve been the worst starting qb at Ohio state in maybe 20 years. Imagine outrage from their fans on par with the outrage uk fans had during billy g era.

  8. Secret Squirrel
    5:25 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    I bet you and Jack Pilgrim oil wrestled to determine who got to write another article taking a shot at Gunnar. I have never seen KSR employees take shots at a UK player in any sport like the two of you took at Gunnar. You tweet during the spring game that one of Gunnar’s passes should have been intercepted. Jack made excuses for Terry’s miscues and trashed Gunnar’s accomplishments in the same game. I’m not taking a shot at Terry. He won the starting position last season. I am a UK fan who wants him and every player on the team to play great. I want to know why you felt the need to trash Gunnar.

    • Tom Bombadil
      6:34 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      Lmao!! Well were waiting Nick and Jack…………………………………………. . .

  9. My Dixie Wrecked
    6:36 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Is this Kentucky Sports Radio or Ohio State Sports Radio? Jeez.

    • StillBP
      9:10 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      Says the Louisville fan lol Have fun this season!

  10. UKiyaoyas
    10:14 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink