Urban Meyer spoke to reporters today at an Ohio State job fair and confirmed that Dwayne Haskins is the starter going into fall camp.
Urban Meyer Says Dwayne Haskins Is Ohio State’s Starting Quarterback
It’s not exactly an unexpected bomb, but many thought Urban Meyer would hold off on naming a starter to keep the competition going behind center.
But instead, while speaking to reporters before Ohio State’s career day, Meyer confirmed that Dwayne Haskins is the guy pulling the strings as things head into the fall.
When asked whether the quarterback position was still an open competition, Meyer pulled no punches.
“Dwayne’s our starting quarterback,” Meyer said. “Like any position — right now, Thayer Munford’s our left tackle, but they’re competing for that spot. The better you recruit, the more competition you have.”
Meyer went on to say that Tate Martell will have “a chance to compete for that spot.”
Say what you will, but the writing sure looks to be on the wall. Not long after the Joe Burrow transfer news, Meyer confirmed that Dwayne Haskins would get the first crack at the starting job, and that only appears to be a little more cemented now.
That doesn’t mean that there won’t be packages installed for the running talents of Tate Martell, in fact the coaching staff has alluded to getting him involved in the offense because of his big play ability.
But the offense seems to have been officially handed over to Haskins. And if you’re an Ohio State fan, it could usher in a new era of a vertical passing game, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the tail-end of 2014 when Cardale Jones was forced into duty.
With a talented, two-headed running back attack, as deep as a receiving corps as Meyer may have ever had, and returning experience on the offensive line, Haskins should have plenty of weapons to get up to speed and make the offense hum.
We just wonder if there could be too many options to where the Buckeyes suffer from a bit of identity crisis.
We shall see.