Ohio State is down third-string quarterback Jack Miller for the time being following an OVI citation on Nov. 4 that led to his indefinite suspension from the team, but it may have found its short-term solution and even a longer-term replacement in the form of true freshman Quinn Ewers.
Ewers, a former all-world recruit who enrolled a year early at Ohio State to get a head start of his development, has really started to impress in Columbus according to head coach Ryan Day, and from the sounds of it, the Buckeyes are becoming more comfortable with the idea of Ewers potentially seeing real game snaps.
“He’s making progress,” Day said of Ewers. “I thought off of the off week he’s been working hard and getting better. He’s starting to look more comfortable walking around the facility, he’s starting to pick up the offense. It’s taken him some time to pick up the offense but that’s because he just got thrown into it, didn’t have spring ball or a preseason. There’s a lot to it and it’s hard when you don’t get a ton of reps, but he’s getting more reps now and I think you’re starting to see him more comfortable around the team.”
As for Miller, the Buckeyes are light on details and light on a plan moving forward. The Arizona native has been serving in the third-string role behind C.J. Stroud and Kyle McCord this season but until Ohio State has more information on his incident, he won’t be with the team.
“Until we get more information about how things are being handled, yeah (Jack’s suspension is indefinite),” Day said. “For right now, at least until the end of the week he’s going to be off the team.”We need to get more information about how things are going to be handled, and what the conclusion and the findings are of everything,” Day continued. “We’re just making sure that we have all of the information before we make any decisions moving forward.”