COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The 130th season of Ohio State football is underway.
The Buckeyes’ first fall camp practice started at 9:30 a.m.
Following the morning’s practice, Coach Ryan Day spoke to the media.
“It was just good to get everyone out there, start football again,” said Day. “It was just good to kind of throw the ball around a little bit and see see guys moving around. Good looking team.”
Day commented on the three-way competition for the starting quarterback spot.
“I think after the first week we’ll kind of come up for air, after the first scrimmage and say, ‘Okay, where are we? Is there that much of a gap right now?'” said Day. “After the second week, they’ll be another scrimmage. And at that point, we’ll kind of get an idea of where the gap is. If it’s not a big gap, then we’ll just keep it going. The minute it separates, that’s when we’ll go ahead and name it.”
Day said he’s in no hurry to name a starter.
“Naming a starter right now, naming a starter in a week doesn’t give you anything really. We want to make sure guys are competing and we’re getting everybody developed so we have three quarterbacks ready to roll if we have to play all three,” stressed Day.
OSU’s first game is August 31 against Florida Atlantic. The team will play its first Friday night game October 18 at Northwestern.
The team also showed off the newly-renovated Woody Hayes Athletic Center, with amenities to spare.
The 2019 season is the first for head coach Ryan Day, who takes over following the departure of Urban Meyer. Day served as interim head coach for the first three games of the 2018 season. He has a 3-0 record.