Scarlet Sunrise: Justin Fields already turning heads at Bears minicamp

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Justin Fields was impressive during his rookie minicamp with the Bears. (Chicago Bears/Twitter)

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Justin Fields already turning heads at Bears minicamp

Justin Fields spent the last two seasons becoming one of the best quarterbacks in college football.

So after being selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the NFL draft last month, it’s not a shock that Fields is already gaining buzz after rookie minicamps.

Fields looked sharp, accurate and impressive in his first practice sessions as a member of the Bears. He is off to a good start, which he’ll need as he gets set to battle veteran Andy Dalton for the Bears starting quarterback job this fall.

“His mechanics were really good,” Bears coach Matt Nagy told local media after the minicamp this weekend. “I thought he seemed super calm. A lot of times in these camps, things seem a thousand miles per hour and it didn’t seem that way from where I was.”

Justin Fields was incredible in two seasons for Ohio State. After being doubted in the draft process and falling to the Chicago Bears, Fields is already showing what makes him so special — and it’s only rookie minicamp.

Highly-rated Buckeyes offensive line target joins Birminology

Kam Dewberry, the country’s No. 9-ranked offensive tackle, has 33 scholarship offers. He’ll make official visits to Ohio State, Texas A&M and LSU in June. He also intends to make official trips to Oklahoma and Alabama. Those five schools are just a handful of the major college programs trying to make a real connection with the 6-foot-4, 315-pound lineman from Atascocita High School.

The Buckeyes offered Dewberry early, more than 15 months ago. Oddly, for a kid growing up in Texas, that offer was the one he’d been waiting for. That was the “dream school” growing up.

What makes Greg Studrawa unique as a potential offensive line coach for Dewberry? What does he think abut playing multiple positions along the offensive line in college? When does he want to make a decision?

Lettermen Row’s Jeremy Birmingham wrapped up its Texas tour last week with Kam Dewberry, the latest guest on Birminology.

Buckeyes locked in for three marquee FOX broadcasts

The countdown to this year’s edition of the The Game is officially on.

Ohio State announced two new schedule updates for this fall’s slate on Friday afternoon, a day after its Sept. 11 nonconference showdown against Oregon at Ohio Stadium was picked up for FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff.

The Buckeyes will travel to Michigan Stadium on Nov. 27 for another Big Noon Kickoff on FOX. Last year’s edition of The Game was cancelled because Michigan could not play Ohio State due to COVID-19, snapping a tradition. The last time the two rivals met was back in 2019, when the Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, where they’ll play again in 2021.

Ohio State will kick off the season on Sept. 2 against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, in a game that will also be featured on FOX. The Thursday night start to the season still doesn’t have a game time, but is expected to be played in a primetime slot for a national audience.

For more on the Ohio State football schedule, click here.

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