Ohio State finished the first week of first preseason training camp without naming a starting quarterback.
The team held an intersquad scrimmage Saturday morning, but the format did little to push Coach Ryan Day much closer toward settling on a starter behind center.Get the news delivered to your inbox: Sign up for our BuckeyeXtra newsletter
“I thought after today, I would have a better feel,” Day said. “I didn't. Nobody went out there and won the job for sure. So it's still a work in progress. Hopefully at this time next week, somebody steps up and wins the job.”
Day said last month that he hoped to settle the competition after two weeks of preseason camp, but has not otherwise issued a firm timetable.
Quarterback Justin Fields is widely expected to win the starting job over other transfers Chris Chugunov and Gunnar Hoak.
During the media viewing portions of practice, Fields has often been first in line among the quarterbacks during drills and was the first passer to work with the first-team offense in the 11-on-11 period of practice Saturday until reporters were ushered away.
Fields was a decorated high school recruit before transferring from Georgia after one season on campus.
Day said that Saturday’s scrimmage consisted of approximately 40 plays with the first team, then 40 more with the backups and 30 with the third team.
No score was kept, but Day said that “defense won the day for sure.” He recalled there were at least two interceptions.
“The defense has been really opportunistic throughout camp,” Day said. “They've done a great job getting hands on balls.”