The quarterback decision has a date.
Ryan Day expects to announce Ohio State's starting quarterback on Monday, Aug. 19 at his scheduled press conference.
Ryan Day says Ohio State plans to make a decision on the starting quarterback on Monday.— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) August 14, 2019
The quarterback competition has been between a pair of SEC transfers – former five-star Justin Fields from Georgia and former three-star Gunnar Hoak from Kentucky – with Fields widely expected to earn the nod.
Fields arrived at Ohio State in January and was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA in early February. Since then, he has been working to earn the team's starting quarterback job, battling with Matthew Baldwin in the spring and Hoak in the fall.
Hoak announced his intent to transfer to Ohio State in April, and though he spent the summer learning the playbook and working out on his own, he was not able to formally practice with the team until fall camp began in late July.