What the three current OSU quarterbacks plan to do to try to win Buckeyes' starting job

Lori Schmidt
The Columbus Dispatch

One thing we already know for sure about Ohio State's starting quarterback this season, it will be someone who has never thrown a pass in a college football game. 

C.J. Stroud, Kyle McCord, Jack Miller and Quinn Ewers may be inexperienced, but there's little question regarding their ability. All of them were considered four- or five-star recruits. 

"Who wouldn't be excited to have such talented young men in a room competing together who care about Ohio State?" asked head coach Ryan Day as camp opened Wednesday.

Day would like to see one of the signal callers emerge within the next couple weeks, which gives an advantage to the three who have been on campus. Stroud and Miller are redshirt freshman. McCord joined the team as a true freshman this January.

Ewers, on the other hand, has yet to practice with the Buckeyes as he is completing coursework that will enable him to skip his senior season of high school. 

With camp getting underway, the quarterback battle has now officially begun. What is the mindset of each of the signal callers embroiled in what is (for now) a three-way race? 

C.J. Stroud

C.J. Stroud

Unlike the other quarterbacks in Ohio State’s quarterback derby, C.J. Stroud wasn’t a blue-chip prospect from the start.

But a chip has always been there.

Quarterback battle: Stroud says the key to being the starter is to think like a backup

Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Given the circumstances, one might assume that Ohio State redshirt freshman Jack Miller keeps at least one eye on the competition.

But that assumption would be incorrect. At least the way Miller tells it, his entire focus this fall camp is on the things he can control.

Quarterback battle: Miller is keeping his focus on the man in the mirror

Kyle McCord

Kyle McCord

Quarterback Kyle McCord is using a pretty helpful setup to establish chemistry with some of Ohio State’s wide receivers.

He’s rooming with them.

Quarterback battle: McCord works to build rapport Buckeye pass catchers.