Real Pod Wednesdays: How Quinn Ewers’ Early Arrival Changes Ohio State’s Quarterback Situation and Takeaways from Day One of Preseason Camp

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on August 4, 2021 at 5:25 pm
Quinn Ewers

On a day like today, we'd typically start Real Pod Wednesdays by talking about what we just saw at preseason camp.

After all, we recorded this week's episode of Real Pod Wednesdays – together in person for the first time in more than a year – just hours after watching some of Ohio State's first practice of preseason camp on Wednesday morning (which is why this week's episode of RPW comes your way a little later than usual).

This, however, has been no ordinary week, as Quinn Ewers announced Monday that he will be reclassifying and joining the Ohio State football team this season. Given the potentially massive ramifications of Ewers' decision on the Buckeyes' quarterback room, we spent the first 43-plus minutes of this week's show discussing how his reclassification could change Ohio State's quarterback both this season and in the future.

We discuss what it would take for Ewers to become the starter this year, why there will be questions about who else stays in the room no matter who starts this year and whether it's really even worth worrying about the future of the room given Ryan Day's track record of recruiting elite quarterbacks.

We did have plenty of other takeaways from the first day of camp, too, and we discuss those in the final half-hour of the show, including the emergence of second-years Josh Fryar, Cody Simon and Miyan Williams as potential starters, the possibility of Haskell Garrett and Taron Vincent starting together and why Jack Sawyer and J.T. Tuimoloau should quell concerns about losing Tyler Friday.

Tune into Real Pod Wednesdays in the audio player above or wherever you listen to podcasts, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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