Ryan Day Says He Was Surprised Quarterback Quinn Ewers Decided To Transfer

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Ohio State football coach Ryan Day didn’t expect Quinn Ewers to leave the program.

The young phenom and former five star recruit is leaving Columbus after spending a semester with the team and not seeing the field as C.J. Stroud dominated the competition in his second year in Columbus. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

With no path in front of him to earn playing time next season with Stroud still on the roster, Ewers has decided it’s best for him to find a different program. Day’s reaction? He apparently didn’t see it coming.

According to Joey Kaufman, Day touched on the subject of Ewers transferring and said, “It caught me a little bit for sure off guard.”

I’m not exactly sure why Day was surprised. Ewers is one of the best quarterback recruits of the past two decades and he wants to play.

That can’t happen as long as Stroud, who is a Heisman finalist, is in Columbus and dominating.


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Day is a smart guy and he had to know that Ewers wouldn’t wait forever for his shot to get on the field. He took a look at the season Stroud put together and decided to bounce.

How can you blame him? Again, he’s behind a Heisman finalist on the depth chart. You don’t get reps sitting behind a Heisman finalist.


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The good news for OSU is that they never rebuild. They just reload and it won’t be any different with Ewers leaving. Trust me when I say the Buckeyes will be just fine.