​Dwayne Haskins knows a thing or two about suddenly massive expectations bearing down on you despite a lack of experience as a starting quarterback in major ​college football. So as Justin Fields takes the reins from Haskins at Ohio State, who may be the first quarterback off the board in April's NFL Draft, he's making the right call in already using his predecessor as a resource and sounding board.


And Haskins is more than ready to help the new big man on campus in Columbus.

There's no guarantee that Fields will be the starter on day one for the Buckeyes, as ​he'll have to win the job in competition with Matthew Baldwin. But he's gotten far and away the grandest share of the buzz.


And with a 2018 Heisman Trophy finalist and Big Ten champion in his corner, it's hard to count him out.

The Buckeyes face a bit of an uncertain future now that head coach Urban Meyer has hung up his whistle and step aside for Ryan Day. But the system he put in place in Columbus is a brilliant one proven to produce success in big games, and Fields could be front and center in that success sooner rather than later.