The Ohio State football team has finally named a starting quarterback. Ryan Day announced that Kyle McCord will be the starter for the opening game against Indiana. This will be the second game that he will be starting in his career, as he previously started against Akron in 2021.
If you think this ends the quarterback drama for good, think again. Day also mentioned that Devin Brown will play in this game as well. When asked if Brown would get snaps while the game was still competitive, Day mentioned that he would ideally get snaps in that scenario.
It seems like these two guys will play each of the first three games before the Notre Dame game to see who definitively wins the job. Day said that there wasn’t a “sizable” gap between the two, but enough to name McCord the starter for right now.
McCord starting was always the scenario that was the most likely. He’s been in the offense for longer than Brown has and he has chemistry with Marvin Harrison Jr. from high school as well. That chemistry could help him in this opening game against the Hoosiers.
If McCord balls out this weekend, I think he will solidify the starting job for good. Day wants to just have one quarterback instead of having to play two guys. But if he struggles and Brown plays well, that will just ignite the quarterback controversy all over again.
I do have faith that McCord will play well. Day mentioned that his play over the last 10-14 days is what gave him the upper hand over Brown. His consistency in taking care of the football is what gave him the job. That’s good to hear considering that was an issue in high school at times.
I’m excited now that the Ohio State football team finally has a lead signal caller identified. Hopefully, both guys play well and they blow out Indiana without too much problem.