Field General. Signal Caller. The Straw That Stirs The Drink.
Whatever you want to call it, it is the most important position on the field and the funnel through which everything flows offensively. Ohio State has been blessed with tremendous quarterback play this century, and sprints into the 2021 campaign with a room full of young quarterbacks who came to Columbus among the top-rated recruits in the nation.
So which one gets the nod as the starting quarterback?
Head Coach Ryan Day said earlier this week that we'll have "a pretty good feel" by next week who the starter will be. One logically presumes he knows already, and probably has for some time. Joined by special guest co-host Kevin Harrish, the Dubcast will talk through Day's options and what the offense looks like with C.J. Stroud at the helm in 23 days.
We'll also discuss who slots where on the starting offensive line, Quinn Ewers kombucha, Jack Sawyer's great big truck, and talk in depth about Master Teague's freakish athletic abilities.
We'll also tackle your questions in Ask Us Anything (which you can always do by emailing your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org).
RUN OF SHOW
0:00 Ryan Day says we'll have a "pretty good feel" about Ohio State's starting quarterback by next weekend. Who will it be? C.J. Stroud? Quinn Ewers? A platoon of quarterbacks??? Kevin Harrish joins the Dubcast, filling in for the legend Johnny Ginter, and we'll get his takes on the QB race.
12:24 Holy Kombucha, Batman! Quinn Ewers gets paid even before enrolling at Ohio State. We'll talk briefly about his NIL deal, and Jack Sawyer's great big new truck.
17:50 Everything starts in the trenches. Let's talk about what Ohio State's starting offensive line looks like this season, and who ends up playing where.
21:52 Bruce Feldman named Master Teague one of his top athletic "freaks" of college football this season. Will those freakish abilities yield freakish production for the Buckeyes?
29:56 Dwayne Haskins looked solid in his first game as a Steeler. Will the former Ohio State starter solidify himself as the heir apparent to Big Ben? It won't cost Pittsburgh much to find out!
37:27 Ask Us Anything! Questions this week include the secret sauce that makes Bluey the best kids' show running today, what happens when Texas inevitably gets slaughtered in the SEC, and the odds of antitrust intervention in ESPN's orchestration of conference realignment.
46:50 Quick Cals: Remembering Bobby Bowden, Ryan Jacoby enters the transfer portal, and wrapping up the 2020 Olympics.