The Ohio State football team is in the midst of a battle for the starting quarterback job entering Fall camp. The battle between Kyle McCord and Devin Brown is going to be watched by everyone in the country. Ryan Day has mentioned that no one has emerged as the starter yet.
He further echoed that sentiment today by announcing that the two quarterbacks will split first-team reps during preseason camp. That tells me that Day truly doesn’t know who is going to win the job and that there are truly favorites in the clubhouse.
I think Day would like McCord to win the job because he has been in the program longer and it would be the easiest decision. That doesn’t mean that he’s just going to give McCord the job for no reason. He’s going to have to earn it by playing better than Brown.
Day has said multiple times over the past few weeks that he would prefer that someone emerge before the season starts. He also reiterated today that if the battle lingers into the season then that’s not necessarily a huge problem. The biggest thing is to get the right person to lead the team.
Brown winning the job would be surprising to me. I think he’s a really good quarterback that has a lot of talent. He’d start for almost any other program in the conference this season. I just think that McCord’s ceiling is a lot higher than Brown’s based on his high school tape.
The problem may be McCord’s floor. He still tries to fit some balls into tight windows that aren’t there. Turning the ball over is a good way to lose this job to Brown, who has a reputation as a sound decision-maker.
This is the most intriguing position battle the Ohio State football team has this year. I’m going to be locked in on it.