Joe Burrow is back at Ohio State practice after breaking his hand in preseason and is competing with Dwayne Haskins for the backup quarterback job.
Urban Meyer told the media Tuesday afternoon that Burrow started practicing before last weekend’s win over Army and a decision could be made soon on how to use him going forward.
“Joe has been cleared and he’s practicing,” Meyer said per Land of 10’s Austin Ward. “He started practicing last week, but we weren’t comfortable with him. We’ll make that decision as the week progresses, but [the backup battle] is still very close. I think both quarterbacks can give us an opportunity to move the ball.”
Haskins went 4-for-4 for 46 yards on Saturday, solidifying himself as a decent backup option at quarterback for the Buckeyes, but we’ll see if Burrow is able to make up any ground. Burrow himself went a solid 22-for-28 for 226 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in mop-up duty last year.
Meyer also provided an update on junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon, who is dealing with a hamstring injury.
“He has a hamstring, so we’ll know more today and tomorrow,” Meyer said. “He tried to go in warmups, and it just wasn’t [right]. He tugged it earlier in the week. He worked so hard these last couple years because of injuries and then this happened. But I don’t think it’s long-term. I think we caught it. The word hamstring around here is like you’re stepping on hot coals, you hear it and everybody overreacts because you have to — those can be long-term injuries.”