Dwayne Haskins Reveals Whether Urban Meyer Retirement Will Impact His NFL Decision


first_imgOhio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins throws a pass.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass in the first quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Ohio Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The Rose Bowl this season will be more significant than it already is, as Urban Meyer will appear in his final game as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. While that news was important for fans in Columbus, Dwayne Haskins’ choice to stay or leave for the NFL might generate even more buzz.Haskins put together an amazing season with the Buckeyes, throwing for 4,580 yards and 47 touchdowns. Although he’s still lacking tons of experience at the collegiate level, he has all the physical tools to become a star.Many analysts believe he’s destined to enter the 2019 NFL Draft, and with the news of Meyer leaving the Buckeyes, the chances could be even greater. However, Haskins made it clear that his decision will not be dictated by his coach’s retirement.Regardless of whether he leaves or stays for another season, Haskins has confidence in Ryan Day’s ability to coach this program up to its standards.Dwayne Haskins says “it wasn’t surprising” that Urban Meyer decided to retire this week, because he knew that he would retire sooner than later due to his health issues. Said it won’t affect his decision on his future, because he expects Ryan Day to do a great job as head coach. pic.twitter.com/jyYnASnLj6— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) December 7, 2018In three games as the interim coach, Day led the team to wins over then-ranked TCU, Rutgers and Oregon State.As for Haskins, his legacy at Ohio State would still be phenomenal if he left after one season as the starter. Whether he was surpassing J.T. Barrett on several lists or shattering Drew Brees’ records in the Big Ten, this year was full of great moments.Ohio State will face Washington in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, which might just be the final collegiate game for Haskins.last_img

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