3 Reasons Dwayne Haskins Will Be The Starting QB For Ohio State

3 Reasons Dwayne Haskins Will Be The Starting QB For Ohio State

Spring 2018

3 Reasons Dwayne Haskins Will Be The Starting QB For Ohio State


 By far, the biggest storyline in the offseason for Ohio State is who’s going to take the reigns and be the next starter under center. There’s three guys right in the mix, and here’s three reasons why it could be Dwayne Haskins.


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3 Reasons Dwayne Haskins Will Win The Starting QB Job For Ohio State

In the event that you’ve been living under a Buckeye tree for the last few months, let me take a moment to clue you into the fact that there is a monumental quarterback derby taking place in Columbus. Between three more than capable options, someone has to take that first snap on September 1 against Oregon State.

We’re all dying to know whether that guy trotting out will be Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow or Tate Martell.

Well, here’s three reasons why it could be Dwayne Haskins pulling the trigger when the bright lights are on.

Experience

He’s got it, and none of the other two really do — at least in a meaningful game type setting. What? You don’t remember Dwayne Haskins coming in for J.T. Barrett because of injury in the second half of The Game to orchestrate a comeback victory?

Yeah that happened, and Haskins showed poise, patience and a penchant for making the right play at just the right time to win yet again in Ann Arbor. We’ve seen that movie before, but just like Top Gun, I have to watch it every time it plays on my Ultra HD bigger-than-it-should-be television.

Passing Proficiency

For all the tall buildings Barrett leaped, the one thing that was inconsistent about his game was the passing accuracy. Can you imagine if the kid could spin the ball like he did against Michigan State in 2014 and Penn State in 2017 at a more regular beat? There might be another national title or two hanging around the program’s neck.

Well guess who might just be able to do that? Yes, one Dwayne Haskins. The kid is very accurate, with an uncanny ability to throw guys open and fit passes in tight windows. How nice would it be to call more passing plays and let ‘er rip to keep teams honest against the run this year?

The Team Needs

A good coach always plays to a team’s strength of personnel. I don’t know about you, but Urban Meyer can be classified as a good coach. Don’t believe me? Just ask Jim (I got my khakis in a bunch) Harbaugh who can’t seem to outfox the Urban Legend no matter how many stunts he pulls, or fits he throws.

With a team that has all of its six main weapons through the air back, you need a guy that can sling it around a little. Zone 6 is bound to get separation this year, and you need a guy that can find the open receivers and move the chains. The defense will be solid again, and the running backs won’t skip a beat, so there’s not the need for the warm glass of milk that a guy like Barrett provided with his ability to make plays on the ground.

 

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