Ryan Day Ohio State Buckeyes Head Coach

The Ryan Day Ohio State Quarterback Timeline: 2024 Edition

Since Ryan Day was hired as Ohio State’s quarterbacks coach/co-offensive coordinator a little over seven years ago on January 3, 2017, the Buckeyes have signed, landed transfers, or received commitments from 18 scholarship quarterbacks. In that same time, four quarterbacks have decommitted from Ohio State during Day’s tenure and six have transferred have out.

There will always be drama at the most important position in sports, and few schools have had more drama at quarterback than Ohio State. And yet, arguably no school has been as consistent and productive at the position as the Buckeyes have been under Day.

This becomes an even more amazing fact when you look at the timeline of quarterback events over the past seven years or so as they relate to Ryan Day and Ohio State.

Dec. 31, 2016 

Ohio State loses 31-0 to Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoffs. After the game, head coach Urban Meyer says, “Ohio State is not used to this. I’m not used to this, and we will not get used to this. That’s not going to happen again. So we’ll get things worked out.”

Jan. 3, 2017

Ryan Day is hired as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Jan. 12, 2017

Five-star Nevada quarterback Tate Martell enrolls at Ohio State.

Aug. 21, 2017

Joe Burrow breaks his hand in practice during fall camp, giving clearance for Dwayne Haskins to be JT Barrett’s backup.

Sept. 9, 2017

Ohio State gets beat at home by Oklahoma. Five-star linebacker recruit Micah Parsons tweets that Dwayne Haskins should be starting instead of JT Barrett. It becomes one of the reasons that OSU moves on from Parsons.

Sept. 11, 2017

Two days after Oklahoma’s 31-16 win over Ohio State, 5-star Ohio offensive line recruit Jackson Carman tweets that Dwayne Haskins should be starting. Carman would go on to commit to Clemson in December.

Nov. 12, 2017

Even though Ohio State has a commitment from 2018 4-star quarterback Emory Jones, they go ahead and offer 2018 quarterback Matthew Baldwin, who is currently committed to Colorado State.

Nov. 25, 2017

Prior to the Michigan game, JT Barrett is warming up on the sideline and has his knee Gillooly’d by a camera man. He plays the first three quarters of the game with a knee that won’t stay put.

Nov. 25, 2017

Dwayne Haskins steps in against Michigan when JT Barrett goes down and leads the Buckeyes to a win over the Wolverines. After the game, Urban Meyer vows to find out who it was that injured his quarterback.

Dec. 2, 2017

Following Ohio State’s Big Ten Championship Game victory over Wisconsin, Joe Burrow talks to reporters about the possibility of transferring after graduating in the coming spring.

Dec. 7, 2017

Ohio State gets a commitment from 2018 quarterback recruit Matthew Baldwin.

Dec. 20, 2017

2018 quarterback commit Emory Jones decommits from Ohio State and signs with Florida.

Dec. 29, 2017

JT Barrett plays in his final game as a Buckeye. Ohio State defeats USC 24-7 in the Cotton Bowl.

April 14, 2018

Joe Burrow and Dwayne Haskins compete in the OSU Spring Game. No starter is announced for the season.

May 8, 2018

Joe Burrow announces he’s transferring from Ohio State.

May 19, 2018

Joe Burrow ends up at LSU.

June 24, 2018

Following a surprise visit to Friday Night Lights, 2019 Michigan State quarterback commit D’Wan Mathis commits to Ohio State.

July 1, 2018

Ohio State gets a commitment from 4-star 2020 quarterback Jack Miller out of Arizona.

Aug. 25, 2018

West Virginia graduate quarterback Chris Chugunov transfers to Ohio State.

Dec. 4, 2018

Ryan Day is announced as OSU’s next head coach.

Dec. 8, 2018

Dwayne Haskins finishes third in Heisman Trophy voting.

Dec. 19, 2018

With rumors swirling that Georgia quarterback Justin Fields could be headed to Ohio State, D’Wan Mathis decommits from the Buckeyes and signs with Georgia.

Dec. 22, 2018

In a message directed at Justin Fields, Tate Martell tweets and later deletes, “word of advice: don’t swing and miss… especially not your second time.”

Dec. 30, 2018

Speaking at Rose Bowl Media Day, Tate Martell is asked about the Justin Fields rumors and says he’s “100% sure” he (Martell) will start in 2019.

Jan. 2, 2019

Ryan Day officially takes over as Ohio State head football coach.

Jan. 4, 2019

Justin Fields transfers to Ohio State.

Jan. 5, 2019

Justin Fields, Dwayne Haskins, and Urban Meyer attend an Ohio State men’s basketball game together.

Jan. 7, 2019

Dwayne Haskins enters the NFL Draft following a season where he throws for a school-record 4,831 yards with 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Jan. 10, 2019

Tate Martell enters the transfer portal.

Jan. 16, 2019

Tate Martell transfers to Miami.

Jan. 17, 2019

Ohio State walk-on quarterback Kory Curtis transfers to Bryant University.

Feb. 8, 2019

Justin Fields is ruled immediately eligible for the Buckeyes in 2019.

April 18, 2019

Matthew Baldwin enters the transfer portal.

April 23, 2019

Kentucky graduate quarterback Gunnar Hoak enters the transfer portal.

April 26, 2019

California 3-star quarterback JP Andrade commits to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on.

April 27, 2019

Gunnar Hoak announces intention to transfer to Ohio State following his graduation.

April 30, 2019

Ohio State lands a commitment from 4-star 2021 quarterback Kyle McCord, as Ryan day chose McCord over eventual Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy.

May 8, 2019

Matthew Baldwin announces his transfer to TCU.

May 19, 2019 

Texas A&M walk-on quarterback Jagger LaRoe announces that he is transferring to Ohio State.

June 2019 

Gunnar Hoak enrolls at Ohio State as a graduate transfer after earning his degree in agricultural economics at the University of Kentucky.

Aug. 19, 2019 

Ryan Day announces that Justin Fields has beaten out Gunnar Hoak and Chris Chugunov in the Buckeyes’ quarterback competition.

Aug. 31, 2019 

Justin Fields’ first carry as a Buckeye goes for a 51-yard touchdown in a 45-21 win over Florida Atlantic to start the season.

Sept. 21, 2019

In his first start at Bryant University, former OSU walk-on Kory Curtis throws for 394 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-30 loss to Brown.

Dec. 7, 2019 

Justin Fields becomes the first quarterback in Big Ten history to throw for 40 touchdowns and rush for 10 touchdowns.

Dec. 14, 2019 

Justin Fields finishes third in the Heisman voting behind winner Joe Burrow and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. Burrow on his Heisman win: “…it’s for LSU, Ohio State, southeast Ohio and all of Louisiana.”

Dec. 18, 2019 

The Buckeyes land a commitment from 2020 5-star quarterback CJ Stroud out of California on the first day of the early signing period. He signs the same day. Ohio State also signs 2020 4-star Arizona quarterback Jack Miller who had been committed since July 1, 2018.

Jan. 13, 2020

Joe Burrow leads his LSU Tigers to a win over Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Burrow threw for 5,671 yards and an FBS-record 60 touchdowns as a senior.

Jan. 25, 2020 

TCU announces Matthew Baldwin is retiring from football due to knee and back injuries.

August 16, 2020

Justin Fields starts a petition requesting that the Big Ten immediately reinstate the 2020 football season. It gathers hundreds of thousands of signatures and national attention.

Sept. 16, 2020

The Big Ten caves to Justin Fields’ demands. The season is reinstated.

Sept. 18, 2020 

Tate Martell opts out of Miami’s season. He did not play in the Hurricanes’ first game of the season.

Oct. 24, 2020 

True freshman Jack Miller becomes the first quarterback off the bench for the Buckeyes in their 52-17 season-opening win over Nebraska. Miller doesn’t throw the ball, but carries it twice for 23 yards and a touchdown.

Nov. 7, 2020 

True freshman CJ Stroud is the first quarterback off the bench for the Buckeyes in their 49-27 win over Rutgers.

Nov. 19, 2020 

Ohio State lands a commitment from 5-star Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers. Ewers is the No. 1 pro-style passer in the 2022 class and the No. 2 player overall per the 247Sports Composite.

Nov. 29, 2020

Georgia quarterback D’Wan Mathis enters the transfer portal.

Dec. 14, 2020

D’Wan Mathis announces he is transferring to Temple.

Dec. 24, 2020

Justin Fields finishes seventh in Heisman voting. 

Jan. 27, 2021

Miami quarterback Tate Martell enters the transfer portal.

April 29, 2021

The Chicago Bears trade up to select Justin Fields with the No. 11 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

July 25, 2021

Tate Martell transfers to UNLV.

Aug. 2, 2021

Quinn Ewers announces that he is skipping his senior season of high school and enrolling at Ohio State early. The news comes one day before fall practice begins for the Buckeyes.

Aug. 9, 2021

Quinn Ewers reveals an endorsement deal with a kombucha company.

Aug. 14, 2021

Quinn Ewers arrives at Ohio State, as does the kombucha.

Sept. 25, 2021

True freshman Kyle McCord starts against Akron so that CJ Stroud can rest a sore shoulder. McCord completes 13-of-18 passes for 319 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

Nov. 20, 2021

Quinn Ewers plays in his only game as a Buckeye. He hands off twice in a 56-7 win over Michigan State.

Nov. 28, 2021

Jack Miller enters the transfer portal.

Dec. 1, 2021

Five-star Utah quarterback Devin Brown commits to Ohio State.

Dec. 3, 2021

Two weeks after finally playing in a game for the Buckeyes, Quinn Ewers enters the transfer portal.

Dec. 12, 2021

Quinn Ewers announces transfer to Texas.

Dec. 21, 2021

Jack Miller announces his commitment to Florida.

Jan. 4, 2022

JP Andrade enters the transfer portal.

Jan. 18, 2022

UNLV quarterback Tate Martell retires from college football.

Feb. 2, 2022

JP Andrade announces he is transferring to Jackson State to play for Deion Sanders.

March 19, 2022

Florida quarterback Emory Jones enters the transfer portal.

May 5, 2022

Emory Jones announces transfer to Arizona State.

May 9, 2022

The nation’s top 2024 prospect — quarterback Dylan Raiola — commits to Ohio State. There are no kombucha deals.

July 30, 2022

Three-star 2023 Memphis quarterback Brock Glenn commits to Ohio State.

Sept. 19, 2022

Temple quarterback D’Wan Mathis moves to receiver.

Nov. 21, 2022

Brock Glenn decommits from Ohio State and commits to Florida State.

Dec. 2, 2022

Ryan Day extends a scholarship offer to 4-star 2023 South Dakota quarterback Lincoln Kienholz. Kienholz is currently committed to Washington.

Dec. 12, 2022

Arizona State quarterback Emory Jones enters the transfer portal.

Dec. 14, 2022

Lincoln Kienholz decommits from Washington. He then announces his commitment to Ohio State. As a senior, Kienholz threw for 3,422 yards with 46 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 1,436 yards and 24 scores. 

Dec. 17, 2022

Dylan Raiola decommits from Ohio State.

Dec. 21, 2022

Emory Jones announces transfer to Cincinnati.

Jan. 16, 2023

Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud announces his intention to enter the 2023 NFL Draft. He is considered one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft.

Jan. 17, 2023

Ohio State offers Carlsbad, California quarterback Julian Sayin. Sayin committed to Alabama on November 2, 2022.

Jan. 18, 2023

Oregon State quarterback Tristan Gebbia announces he is transferring to Ohio State for his seventh year of college.

March 29, 2023

Kory Curtis throws a football 84 yards at his Pro Day. As a senior at Gannon University, Curtis threw for 2,879 yards with 27 touchdowns and four interceptions.

March 31, 2023

Four-star 2024 Georgia quarterback Air Noland takes an unofficial visit to Ohio State.

April 1, 2023

Ryan Day offers Air Noland on his visit.

April 8, 2023

One week after Air Noland’s visit and scholarship offer, he announces his verbal commitment to Ohio State

April 12, 2023

Devin Brown has a procedure done on a broken finger and is unavailable for the spring game.

April 27, 2023

The Houston Texans select CJ Stroud No. 2 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft.

May 13, 2023

Ohio State quarterback commit Air Noland earns an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals over Michigan quarterback commit Jadyn Davis at a regional Elite 11 competition in Georgia.

May 15, 2023

Dylan Raiola commits to Georgia.

May 29, 2023

Ohio State offers Bellefontaine, Ohio quarterback Tavien St. Clair. He is rated the No. 26 quarterback in the nation and the No. 332 player in the 2025 class overall per the 247Sports Composite.

June 21, 2023

Tavien St. Clair commits to Ohio State.

Aug. 29, 2023

Ryan Day names Kyle McCord as the starting quarterback for the 2023 season opener.

Sept. 12, 2023

Ryan Day names Kyle McCord as the starting quarterback for the rest of the season.

Sept. 23, 2023

Kyle McCord leads Ohio State on a game-winning drive at Notre Dame in the contest’s final seconds.

Oct. 21, 2023

Devin Brown sprains his ankle in a goal-line play in the win over Penn State.

Dec. 2, 2023

Brock Glenn gets the start for Florida State against Louisville in the ACC Championship Game due to an injury to Seminoles’ starter Jordan Travis. Florida State wins the game 16-6, but the offense struggles. Glenn completes 8-of-21 passes for 55 yards. Because of the offensive difficulties without Travis, the College Football Playoff Committee leaves the 13-0 Seminoles out of the playoffs.

Dec. 4, 2023

Kyle McCord enters the transfer portal after starting 12 games for the Buckeyes and leading them to an 11-1 record.

Dec. 12, 2023

Devin Brown speaks with the media, detailing his excitement about getting his first career start in the upcoming Cotton Bowl. “I mean, I’m pumped. I can’t believe my first start is going to be in the Cotton Bowl. It’s a big stage against a really good team. It’s a top-10 matchup. And I’m just excited to go out there and show what I can do.”

Dec. 17, 2023

Kyle McCord announces that he is transferring to Syracuse.

Dec. 18, 2023

Dylan Raiola decommits from Georgia and announces that he will sign with Nebraska.

Dec. 20, 2023

Five-star quarterback Air Noland signs his letter of intent with Ohio State. He will be an early enrollee.

Dec. 29, 2023

Devin Brown injures his ankle in the Cotton Bowl. True freshman Lincoln Kienholz plays the majority of the game. The Buckeyes lose 14-3. Kienholz completes 6-of-17 passes for 86 yards.

Jan. 3, 2024

ESPN’s Pete Thamel reports that Kansas State quarterback Will Howard is taking an official visit to Ohio State “in the coming days.”

Jan. 4, 2024

Will Howard announces his transfer to Ohio State.

Jan. 10, 2024

Alabama head coach Nick Saban announces his retirement.

Jan. 11, 2024

Jack Miller reportedly retires from football after two injury-plagued seasons at Florida.

Jan. 19, 2024

Ohio State announces the hiring of Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. O’Brien spent the 2023 season with the New England Patriots after spending the previous two years at Alabama. As part of the University release, it is announced that it “is anticipated that Corey Dennis, quarterbacks coach the past four seasons, will transition into a still-to-be-determined role with the program.”

Jan. 19, 2024

Five-star Alabama quarterback signee Julian Sayin announces that he is entering the transfer portal.

Jan. 21, 2024

Julian Sayin announces transfer to Ohio State.

Feb. 6, 2024

Former quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis reportedly joins Utah’s staff as an analyst.

Feb. 8, 2024

CJ Stroud wins NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after throwing for 4,108 yards with 23 touchdowns and five interceptions while missing two games. Stroud led the Houston Texans to a South Division title and was named to the Pro Bowl.

Feb. 9, 2024

Ohio State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bill O’Brien accepts the Boston College head coaching position.

Feb. 9, 2024

Ryan Day announces hire of UCLA head coach Chip Kelly as the Buckeyes’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Feb. 22, 2024

Corey Dennis moves on from Utah and joins Ole Miss as an analyst.

March 5, 2024

Corey Dennis joins Kevin Wilson’s staff at Tulsa as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.

March 5, 2024

Ohio State opens spring practice, officially beginning the 2024 quarterback competition with five scholarship quarterbacks on hand.

March 20, 2024

Will Howard and Devin Brown throw at Ohio State’s pro day.

March 30, 2024

Will Howard has his black stripe removed following Ohio State’s eighth practice of spring camp.

April 6, 2024

Tavien St. Clair is currently ranked a five-star prospect and the No. 4 quarterback in the 2025 recruiting class. He is the No. 19 player overall per the 247Sports Composite.

April 7, 2024

Nothing yet, but it is still early.

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