The Ohio State football team is prepared to play Indiana this Saturday in Bloomington. The starting QB could be determined by the game’s end.
The Ohio State football team is ready to face Indiana this Saturday for its first game of the season. Head coach Ryan Day came out and said that Kyle McCord would start at quarterback, but that Devin Brown would also see plenty of time as well.
Starting the season against a Big Ten opponent on the road could go a long way in determining the starting quarterback position moving forward. Neither Kyle McCord nor Devin Brown separated themselves enough during Fall camp to be named the starter full-time. A great showing against a Big Ten foe could be all that is needed for Day to come to a conclusion on his starting quarterback for the rest of the season.
Kyle McCord is going to get every opportunity for that to be him. I would expect McCord to play the entire first quarter before he gives way to Brown. And if McCord leads the offense effectively and looks sharp, this quarterback battle could be over before Brown even gets a chance.
But on the contrary, if McCord is not sharp and doesn’t lead the team to points and Devin Brown is able to do so, come next week against Youngstown State it very could well be Devin Brown who is in charge of this offense.
I believe this game is going to determine the 2023 starting quarterback for the Ohio State football team. The undermanned Youngstown State team will not be a barometer come next week in Columbus and I think Day would want to get his starter every rep he could against Western Kentucky, one week before the Notre Dame game, to get him ready for South Bend.
It’s not a perfect science, but if one quarterback shows up and balls out in Bloomington, the Buckeyes may have their starting quarterback determined for the rest of the season.