We don’t know who will be the starting quarterback for the Ohio State football team yet. That won’t officially be determined until Fall practice starts. While we think it might be Kyle McCord, nothing is set in stone. Both he and Devin Brown are more than capable though.
No matter who the quarterback is, they will need to build confidence early in the schedule. The Buckeyes don’t have a grueling schedule this year but they do play some tough games. Traveling to Notre Dame in late September will certainly be a measuring stick game for that QB.
That game is the fourth game on Ohio State’s schedule. That’s why it’s so important for whoever wins the job to play well in the first three games. The Ohio State football team needs a confident quarterback heading into South Bend to avoid an upset loss.
All of the games the Buckeyes play will hopefully build either McCord’s or Brown’s confidence to the point that he should be locked in before The Game. We already know what the stakes of that game are. They are even more magnified this year having suffered a two-year losing streak.
I’d expect Ryan Day and Brian Hartline to run plays to get the quarterback in a rhythm early. That way the confidence they have builds as the game goes on. Having Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka to throw to early isn’t a bad thing to have either.
I’m extremely anxious to see how the new quarterback plays. We haven’t had this feeling in a couple of years. Quarterback is the most important position on the field so you want to have a good one. I do feel confident both McCord and Brown can be good, but I’m looking for greatness.