Ohio State’s quarterback battle was on public display Saturday during the Buckeyes’ annual spring game. Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell all got plenty of playing time in the game, and Urban Meyer provided an update on the race when he met with reporters Saturday afternoon.
Meyer said no decisions have yet been made and laid out how the decision process will play out over the next few weeks.
“We have to make some decisions. Those decisions have not been made,” Meyer said. “Tate Martell showed his athleticism, that’s caught my eye since he’s been here, even more as of late. He’s got to work on his throws. …Joe Burrow and Dwayne competing right now, along with Tate, so we’re just going to have to — next week, I’m going to take the weekend off. Monday and Tuesday, we’re going to have some productive meetings. I want to see all the statistical data, we charted everything, and we’ll go from there.”
Meyer noted that he would meet with quarterbacks coach/co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson on Saturday and review data from spring practice among the quarterbacks next week.
“I’m going to meet with Ryan and Kevin Wilson today briefly. Monday, we’re going to be earnest,” Meyer said. “I want to see all the data, everything we did all spring. …[We’ll figure out] what’s best for Ohio State and what’s best for the players.”
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Haskins and Burrow are the front-runners for the quarterback job as the two most experienced signal-callers. Burrow has acknowledged there is a chance he would transfer from Ohio State if he was to lose the job. Meyer said he hopes that all three quarterbacks are still on the roster by training camp in the fall.