Ohio State QB Burrow to transfer

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Joe Burrow, an Ohio State QB, announced on Twitter that he's transferring from the Buckeyes. If Tuesday's announcement is any indication, Haskins will likely enter the fall almost unchallenged to take over for J.T. Barrett under center in 2018. Because he graduated from Ohio State, he can transfer and play immediately as a graduate student without having to sit out a year. He also has two years of eligibility remaining.

"After weeks of struggling with this decision, I have chose to leave Ohio State and explore other options", Burrow tweeted. He has talked about the possibility of a transfer.

It's a thought that Cyclones fans can at least entertain for now, considering Burrow's father is a former Iowa State assistant.

He appeared in seven games in his career in nearly exclusively mop-up duty, passing for 287 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 63 yards and another score. He likely would have entered the 2017 season as Barrett's primary backup, but he broke his hand late in camp and underwent surgery. After he healed, he got few snaps the rest of the way.

Haskins helped guide Ohio State to a win at MI after Barrett was injured in the third quarter of that game.

Haskins still has to fend off redshirt freshman Tate Martell to officially win the job.

Meyer said during spring practice that he would try to give Burrow an assessment of his chances to be the starter at the end of spring so the quarterback could make a decision about his future.

Burrow had the best spring game of the quarterbacks, finishing 15-for-22 (68 percent) for 238 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Jimmy, now the defensive coordinator at OH, was also a graduate assistant coach here under Frank Solich.

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