As a center, Brady Taylor has an upside-down view of the Ohio State quarterback derby.
Snapping the ball to Dwayne Haskins Jr., Joe Burrow and Tate Martell gives Taylor a unique perspective, but his vision about the competition is as murky as everyone else’s, other than Urban Meyer and the other Buckeyes coaches.
“They’re all really good,” said Taylor, a fifth-year senior from Ready who’s the favorite to succeed Billy Price. “It’s like one makes a play and then the next one makes a play and you turn around and the next one makes a play. It’s unbelievable to watch, honestly.”
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Taylor said he has no preference who wins the job.
"I have a pretty good relationship with all of them,” he said. "I like all of them. They all have good huddle presence. They can all throw the ball and can all run. It’s going to be a tight race for sure.”
Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, who shares that title with Ryan Day, didn’t give any indication in his first discussion of spring practice with reporters that one quarterback has edged in front of the others.
Wilson said, as Meyer has, that the offense won’t be radically altered based on the winner of the competition.
“The offense isn’t changing,” he said. “We’re going to develop what we got.”
But he added that while the playbook won’t change, coaches will cater to the strengths of the quarterback. Haskins is the best passer of the three and Martell the most dynamic runner. Burrow is more of a combination and has the benefit of having been in the program the longest.
“We’ll just emphasize what we can do,” Wilson said. “Right now, we’ve got to keep building them up because they’ve got a long way to go.”