Quarterbacks Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin will both get first-team repetitions during Ohio State’s spring football game on Saturday.
Fields and Baldwin, who are vying this offseason to replace Dwayne Haskins Jr. as the starting signal-caller for the Buckeyes, were placed on the Gray team, which includes the first-team offense.
The coach of the Gray team is receivers coach Brian Hartline.
Greg Mattison, the newly hired defensive co-coordinator, will coach the Scarlet team, which has the first-team defense.
During a news conference earlier this week, OSU coach Ryan Day said he wanted to match the first-team offense against the first-team defense in order to feature “good on good.”
In previous years, the Buckeyes had drafted players onto the teams, including a mix of both offensive and defensive starters.
The offensive starters on the Gray team included running back J.K. Dobbins, receiver K.J. Hill and tight ends Rashod Berry and Luke Farrell.
Defensive end Chase Young, linebackers Baron Browning and Pete Werner and safety Brendon White headline the Scarlet team. In Mattison’s defense, White plays the new “bullet” position, a hybrid linebacker/safety spot.
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