“Coach Day told me before I came here that it just wouldn’t be handed to me.”

Sure, Justin, sure.

Fields is competing with two other transfer quarterbacks in Kentucky transfer Gunnar Hoak and West Virginia transfer Chris Chugunov. Hoak arrived at OSU this summer after expected backup Matthew Baldwin transferred, himself, to TCU. Chugonov came to OSU in 2018.

“I don’t try to think about it as a battle,” Fields said. “I don’t feel like I have to be better than this guy or this guy. I’m focused on us as a whole offense just trying to get better each and every day.”

The competition is just as fierce as it was in Athens.

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29 responses to ““Coach Day told me before I came here that it just wouldn’t be handed to me.”

  1. sniffer

    I should wish this kid all the best but I have this nagging hope he struggles. Partly because he seems to have black privilege and mostly because he ended up at OSU.

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  2. Those dudes must be part of the 15 that could start over Fromm at UGA. Watch out Justin!!!

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  3. Go Dawgs!

    It’s going to be interesting to see which former 5-star Bulldog QB ends up having the best year. My money was all on Jacob Eason given that he’s had a full year in Washington’s system, a full year playing college ball as the primary quarterback, and is three years out of high school. But I’m starting to see some reports out of Washington that he isn’t quire playing up to expectations in practice. Fields is definitely in position to shine at Ohio State. They are both incredibly gifted players. I really hope they are putting in all of the work that comes along with those gifts. I wish them well… unless they should end up across the field from Georgia, that is.

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  4. Uglydawg

    It occurs to me (euphemism for “I think”…because who cares what I think?) that Fields is made in the QB image of UF’s Felipe Franks. They are both run threats..tall and athletic. Neither has shown a propensity to flourish under defensive pressure…and both can throw the ball well if given ample time but tend to bolt early otherwise. Fields will do well at tOSU against slower defenses. He will also have a better O line than Felipe will have at Florida. Seeing how Eason and Fields go through the next couple of years will be interesting.

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    • Dawgs1

      Fields is head and shoulders above Franks in every conceivable way.

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      • Macallanlover

        Maybe, I honestly don’t know yet. No fan of Franks, but they do look similar. This offense may really bring out the best in Fields, he sure looked awkward last year in the UGA offense. I suspect you are right, Fields should be better but there is just no evidence on that. To his credit, Fields didn’t have near the snaps as a HS QB as you see with other highly rated QBs; that could explain the “deer in the headlights” resemblance in 2018. Folks at practice, that I spoke to, never felt he was even close to being ready. Good size, speed, and arm, but lacked polish and confidence.

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      • ClydeBoogie

        Justin doesn’t strike me as a student of the game. I wonder if he thinks his immense physical gifts are enough.

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  5. Pedro

    Apparently he ran a 4.43 40 according to the interview. Kid has serious wheels. Osu can get by on his and teams athletic ability alone for most games. They have a nothing schedule until penn state and Michigan the last two games. Gives him time to learn. He has a great situation for his progress at osu. If he doesn’t start that is really really (double really) telling about his aptitude.
    That said, I want to pull for the kid, but there is a controversy around his departure and on field play for Georgia at the end of the season that doesn’t sit well for me.

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  6. HiAltDawg

    While all the sissies and turds argue about pulling for/against young Mister Fields, you know who ain’t? The UGA Coaching Staff and the eighty-five athletes on scholarship that got a conference game in twenty-six days. Raise up off your Inner Munson, piss soaked hindlegs and keep your eyes on the prize – – if that’s even possible with your ilk.

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  7. Cojones

    If his quote is about making the team’s QB position and not his ass, it’s all good.

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  8. NCDawg

    If Chuganov is remotely in consideration for QB, bet heavy on the under for Ohio St win total.

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