4 impacts Justin Fields’ transfer has on Buckeyes

4 impacts Justin Fields’ transfer has on Buckeyes

Justin Fields' time with the University of Georgia appears to be coming to an end as DawgNation's Mike Griffith and Letterman Row's reporter Jeremy Birmingham are reporting that he will be transferring to Ohio State.

Three days into his tenure as Ohio State coach, Ryan Day is making a ruthless move.

Friday night, after it was announced he would be leaving Athens to become a Buckeye, Fields penned a letter to fans on Twitter.

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Fields' most notable play of the season came in the SEC championship game loss to No. 1 Alabama, when he was used on a failed fake punt in the fourth quarter that set up the Crimson Tide's go-ahead touchdown.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Fields completed 27-of-39 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman.

If declared eligible, Fields would compete to become Ohio State's starting quarterback in 2019 if Dwayne Haskins declares for the NFL Draft as expected.

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Fields made a decision to transfer from Georgia after he was unable to beat out starter Jake Fromm.

Oklahoma has hired Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator. Jacob Eason, a 5-star from the 2016 recruiting cycle, transferred to Washington after Fromm won the starting job and led Georgia to a national title appearance in 2017. As Thamel points out, this NCAA rule of an act of egregious behavior at a previous institution would make Fields immediately eligible for the upcoming season. During the Tennessee game, Sasser was allegedly shouting racist remarks at Fields from the stands.

Ohio State and Georgia are not scheduled to play each other at any point in the near future, though there is always the chance the two teams could meet in the College Football Playoff.

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