breaking news

Bill Cosby sentenced to at least 3 years in state prison

Urban Meyer: No decision yet on Ohio State’s starting quarterback

Haskins, Burrow, Martell split time in spring game


The first 14 spring practices didn’t settle the quarterback question for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Neither did the 15th, the annual spring game at Ohio Stadium.

Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell had one last chance Saturday to show what they can do. Now it’s up to Urban Meyer and his coaches to pick a starter for the 2018 season.

“We have to make some decisions,” Meyer said. “Those decisions have not been made.”

Meyer said he plans to meet with his assistants about the quarterback situation next week.

“We’re going to have some very good meetings and productive meetings,” Meyer said. “I want to see the statistical data. We charted everything. And we’ll go from there.”

Burrow put up the best passing numbers, completing 15 of 22 passes for 238 yards with two touchdowns. Haskins completed 9 of 19 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

Martell had the best rushing numbers. He rushed 11 times for 69 yards. He completed 5 of 16 passes for 28 yards with one interceptions.

All three quarterbacks split time between the Scarlet and Grey teams, though Haskins and Burrow spent more time with the first-team offense. The Grey won 37-14.

“I thought Tate Martell showed his athleticism,” Meyer said. “That has kind of caught my eye since he’s been here and even more of late. He’s got to work on throwing the ball. A lot of times he’s throwing to young receivers and receivers who just aren’t productive. You’ve got Joe Burrow and Dwayne, obviously, competing along with Tate.”


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Ohio State football: Key defensive player full-go for Penn State game
Ohio State football: Key defensive player full-go for Penn State game

Tuf Borland returned to Ohio State’s starting lineup two weeks ago.  For the fourth-ranked Buckeyes’ biggest game so far, he is available full time for the first time when the Buckeyes play at No. 9 Penn State on Saturday.  Coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday the sophomore linebacker is no longer “on a pitch count” as he...
Football computer ratings: Is your team in the playoff mix?
Football computer ratings: Is your team in the playoff mix?

Top eight schools from each region in the final report Oct. 28 will qualify for the playoffs. Region 1 - 1. Solon (5-0) 12.55, 2. Mentor (5-0) 12.4224, 3. Canton McKinley (5-0) 12.0646, 4. Austintown-Fitch (4-1) 10.15, 5. Euclid (4-1) 9.8485, 6. Massillon Jackson (3-2) 8.8, 7. Shaker Hts. (4-1) 8.1, 8. Cle. St. Ignatius (2-2) 8.0833, 9. Lakewood St...
Longtime Northeastern coach, AD Murray dies at 71
Longtime Northeastern coach, AD Murray dies at 71

The Buck Creek Invitational cross country meet will be renamed the Jim Murray Memorial Cross Country Invitational in honor of the former Northeastern High School athletic director and girls basketball coach who died Monday at 71. A ceremony before the race at noon Saturday will honor Murray, whose wife, Abby, and daughters, Shana Murray and Shari Diaz...
HS Roundup 9/24: Brown breaks 24-year-old record in Milton-Union win

Olivia Brown broke the school record for career digs during Milton-Union’s 3-0 win over Ansonia in girls volleyball on Monday. The record Brown passed, set by Jessica Herkins Brumbaugh, had stood since 1994. Milton-Union improved to 12-4 overall with the victory. Boys Soccer Bellefontaine 7, Graham 1: Daunte George poured in three goals and Dominik...
HS Scores 9/24: Tecumseh girls shut out Xenia, KR/Urbana draw

Boys Soccer Monday’s Results Bellefontaine 7, Graham 1 Benjamin Logan 4, London 1 New Knoxville 3, Allen East 2 Northwestern 2, Jonathan Alder 1 Ottoville 2, Temple Christian 1 OSSCA State Poll Division I 1. St. Ignatius, 8-0-1, 100; 2. Moeller, 7-0-1, 89; 3. Medina, 8-0-2, 74; 4. Olentangy Liberty, 9-1-0, 69; 5. St. Johns Jesuit, 10-0-1, 56...
More Stories