Don’t shoot the messenger, but apparently, Gunnar Hoak is in contention for QB1 at Ohio State.
Justin Fields, the five-star Georgia transfer, was expected to walk into to Columbus and essentially be handed the starting job. But, according to first-year Buckeye head coach Ryan Day, that isn’t the case.
Dustin Schutte from Saturday Tradition writes:
“I thought after today I’d have a better feel. I didn’t,” Day said, according to Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors. “Nobody went out there and won the job, for sure.”
There’s still plenty of time for one guy to separate himself, but it sounds like there’s a real battle in Columbus.
Maybe that’s not completely surprising considering both players are learning a new system and have limited game experience. Still, Fields not being the clear starter at this point probably isn’t the kind of news most expected out of Ohio State.
It’ll be interesting to see how long Day goes before pulling the trigger on one of these guys.
Could it be coach-speak or is Gunnar Hoak really about to be the starting quarterback for Ohio State?
All I know is, I saw number 12 in blue last season, and either he has vastly improved this offseason or Justin Fields isn’t quite living up to expectations.
Not to bash Gunnar Hoak, but Terry Wilson is my quarterback and I still believe Kentucky got the right guy out of the deal. If Hoak does become QB1 for the Scarlet and Silver next season, there is no need to ‘what if?’. Kentucky has their guy.