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Monday, January 21, 2019

Urban Meyer provides update on Ohio State QB situation

Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer provided a rare update on Ohio State’s quarterback situation while speaking at a luncheon on Monday.

Meyer spoke at the Hall of Fame Luncheon Club in Canton and was asked about numerous topics, such as his thoughts on multiple players who were selected in the NFL Draft. The significant comments came when he talked about the Buckeyes’ QBs.

“This is really the first time I’ve talked about this since the spring game, but as of now it looks like Dwayne Haskins will get the first opportunity to be the starter,” Meyer said, according to the Canton Repository’s Joe Scalzo. “Dwayne is a young guy that came in against our rivals and did a heck of a job. You go back and watch that again, he came in on the first drive and took us down the field and scored on that first drive against that defense. So he’s got a great release, he’s got good size and he’s a mobile-enough quarterback.

“It is going to change how we attack defenses.”

Haskins appeared to have the inside track for the starting job after the way he played last season, especially in the Michigan game. When Joe Burrow announced last week that he would transfer, that seemed to be tacit proof that Haskins was the No. 1 QB on the depth chart. With Burrow out of the picture (and possibly transferring to this SEC school), Tate Martell is likely the backup option.

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