Scarlet Sunrise: Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins won't start for Redskins

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Dwayne Haskins by Birm

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Dwayne Haskins won’t start Week One for the Redskins

Although he was drafted No. 15 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, Dwayne Haskins will begin his pro football career on the bench. Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced former Houston quarterback Case Keenum, who led the Minnesota Vikings to the 2017 NFL Championship Game, will be the starter in Washington.

Haskins was the third quarterback taken in the draft, behind only Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Duke’s Daniel Jones. Haskins broke many Ohio State and Big Ten single-season passing records despite playing only one complete season for the Buckeyes.

Future Ohio State quarterback Jack Miller back in action

Ohio State’s 2020 quarterback commitment, Jack Miller, had to withdraw from the Opening Finals over the summer due to a lingering injury. But the 4-star Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) signal-caller seemed to be healthy in his senior season debut this weekend.

Miller threw for 269 yards and a touchdown, but was without his top three receivers and forced to scramble most of the night against a bigger, faster Huskies program. Miller eclipsed 8,000 passing yards in his illustrious prep career. His team lost, but Miller’s healthy, which is important to the Buckeyes.

Other future Buckeyes were in action over the weekend, as well. Check with Sunday’s edition of Dotting the Eyes from Birm for more.

Demario McCall feeling comfortable in running back role

Demario McCall has had a rough time finding time on the field so far during his time at Ohio State. But the junior playmaker had always been shuffling between H-back, running back and wide receiver. That ended last week, when McCall was named as the backup running back behind J.K. Dobbins. Our John Brice caught up with McCall’s high school coach to get a look at McCall’s path to Ohio State and his understanding at running back.

From Brice:

Athletically, Durbin knew immediately after watching the video that McCall possessed elite skills. It took all of the first play in the inaugural intrasquad game for (his coach) to see it firsthand what helped McCall amass more than 4,500 rushing yards and 69 touchdowns across a record-setting prep campaign that preceded McCall’s signing with Ohio State.

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