4 candidates, 1 QB job at Ohio State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- There's a tall one, fast ones, strong-armed ones, an old one and a young one. Ohio State's stable of quarterbacks includes everything but an experienced one.

After Terrelle Pryor gave up his final year of eligibility this summer, the Buckeyes were left with four candidates to take over his job. They range from a wily 25-year-old veteran to an acclaimed freshman just learning the playbook, from the lanky son of a former NFL and Ohio State quarterback to an almost overlooked add-on who has surprised many.

Coach Luke Fickell says all will get a chance to prove what they can do, but the clock is ticking on winnowing the list down soon as the days melt away before the Sept. 3 opener against Akron.