He indicated late last week Fields had picked it up in practice and an announcement was coming soon.
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The last transfer to be Ohio State’s full-time starting quarterback was Joe Germaine, who became the starter in 1998 after playing extensively as part of a two-quarterback system with Stanley Jackson the previous two seasons.
He began his career at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College.
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Germaine’s one season as a starter was a memorable one as he won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the Big Ten’s Most Valuable Player.
His 3,330 passing yards were a school record until Dwayne Haskins threw for a Big Ten record 4,831 yards last season.