Ohio State football coach Ryan Day is pleased with how easily Justin Fields is understanding the playbook and that should terrify Buckeyes opponents this season.
Ohio State football will once again contend for a Big Ten title and the aerial attack led by Justin Fields is the main reason behind that. With their season ready to kick off in a few weeks and the Heisman finalist looking for some hardware in 2020, Day is envisioning big things for this offense now that Fields has a year of experience under his belt.
Day asserted that Fields and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson are totally locked in and synchronized. He even went as far as to claim Fields knows what play Wilson is about to call, a testament to how comfortable he feels in that offense.
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While his loss to Trevor Lawrence in the Fiesta Bowl detracted from his magnificent 2019 season, Fields is still regarded as an exceptional college quarterback and pro prospect. Fields totaled 51 touchdowns last season, 41 of which came through the air, while throwing just three interceptions all year long. If that’s what Fields was doing with a rudimentary understanding of the offense, 2021 promises to be legendary.
Fields, who will open the season on Oct. 24 against Nebraska, was equally as complimentary of Day, claiming that he is the best quarterback coach in the country. Considering the production he got out of both Fields himself and Dwayne Haskins, that’s not an outlandish statement.
While this is the most unusual college football season we’ve ever seen, Ohio State once again challenging for a Big Ten title is as expected an occurrence as any. With one of the best quarterbacks in the country behind center one of the most creative offensive minds in the land drawing up plays, the Buckeyes will be as explosive as ever.