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.”


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