Talented freshmen quarterbacks CJ Stroud and Jack Miller both enrolled early to give themselves a full spring of experience as Buckeyes before the 2020 season. Unfortunately, they only made it through winter workouts and three spring practices before the program – and the rest of the college football world – shut down.
Much has already been written about Ohio State’s two freshman quarterbacks Jack Miller and CJ Stroud. Questions abound about why Stroud would sign with OSU when they already had a quarterback, or why Miller would stick it out when Buckeye head coach Ryan Day went out and got another quarterback? They are undoubtedly, but not unwittingly, tied together now because…
Corey Dennis may be Ohio State’s new quarterbacks coach, but he’s not a new face among the Buckeye players. Dennis has been involved with the quarterbacks in one way or another for years. Heck, he’s been at Ohio State longer than any of the Buckeye quarterbacks. Since each player’s arrival, they’ve known Dennis as one of their coaches.
When Ryan Day named Corey Dennis as Ohio State’s quarterback coach, it definitely caused a stir. With Mike Yurcich’s departure to Texas after the season, Day could have conducted a national search — and undoubtedly received a number of impressive resumes. Instead, he went with Dennis, who had been at Ohio State longer than Day, but had never been a position coach.
The good news about being a freshman quarterback on the Ohio State football team in 2020 is that there is already an established starter in Justin Fields, so the learning process can be allowed to breathe a little bit. The better news, however, is that neither of the Buckeyes’ two freshmen quarterbacks have to take the relaxed route if they don’t want to.
Jack Miller, CJ Stroud both came to Ohio State knowing that they had competition in the QB room. How is it playing out a month into their Buckeye careers?
Roughly 200 quarterbacks have transferred from FBS programs over the last two seasons, and the gamut runs from former 5-star recruits to walk-ons. It is the rare program that has yet to be impacted by it. Ohio State, of course, is not one of those rare programs. Joe Burrow, Tate Martell, Matthew Baldwin, and Kory Curtis have all transferred out, while Justin Fields…
Ohio State early enrollees like Julian Fleming, Jack Miller, and Lejond Cavazos are moving into their new home this weekend, taking the first step of their college football careers.
The Buckeyes haven’t signed two signal-callers in the same year since 2015, when Joe Burrow and Torrance Gibson both joined the program. Here’s why they added C.J. Stroud and Jack Miller this year.