Sophomore quarterback Justin Fields is the latest Buckeye to have his black stripe removed. Following what must have been a productive Monday practice, the Georgia transfer was called up in front of players and coaches to have his stripe removed, signifying his full-fledged membership as part of the Ohio State football team.
The quarterback battle at Ohio State will be the biggest on-field story for the Buckeyes until the competition is settled, and it doesn’t look like that resolution is coming anytime soon. Sophomore Justin Fields came from Georgia to compete against redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin and redshirt sophomore Tate Martell.
On Sunday, we looked at the Ohio State offense through the first five practices, which means it is now time to give the same treatment to the Buckeye defense. As head coach Ryan Day has said, the OSU defense returns more experience than the offense, but much of that experience is out with various injuries right now.
Ohio State running back Demario McCall is not a patient person by nature. And if you think about his game, that makes sense.
It’s a question as old as time (early on during a football camp) — how are the young guys looking? Everybody wants to know about the young guys because we all think we already know about the older guys. We want new news. We’re not the only ones, however, because coaches love it when there are young guys to talk about, even if…