The Ohio State Buckeyes took the field for the first time yesterday under the guidance of new head coach Ryan Day the start of the 2019 season kick off with the first official spring practice.
According to several reports coming out of practice transfer QB Justin Fields took a majority of snaps. As known, the former Georgia quarterback has a solid arm and threw some impressive balls. Matthew Baldwin took the second most snaps.
“It was good to get out there and kind of feel what this (quarterback) group can handle, who are they, what’s their identity going to be,” said Day, “Day 1, so it’s hard to tell, but it’s not going to be the same. Two years ago with J.T. (Barrett) at quarterback and the guys we had, that was a different feel.”
It was also the first practice for five new assistant coaches on the staff. QB coach Mike Yurcich, LB coach Al Washington, defensive coordinators Greg Mattison and Jeff Hafley and special teams coordinator Matt Barnes.