5. Kyle McCord
Yes, the Ohio State football team could run it back with Kyle McCord. In fact, it’s the most likely scenario. I’m not sure that Ryan Day has the intestinal fortitude to make a move at quarterback and shove aside a guy he recruited, even if it’s in the best interest of the team as a whole.
McCord was good this year but not great. It’s clear that he has a pretty high floor and won’t make too many mistakes. The mistakes he does make though are extremely costly. That interception in the first quarter of The Game is inexcusable and it’s not a pass he should’ve ever thrown.
A high floor is great if you can match that with a high ceiling. That’s something that McCord doesn’t have. I thought he did when he first got onto campus. I was dead wrong about that. He’ll likely never be able to put up the kind of numbers Justin Fields or C.J. Stroud did.
Could this be a possible Joe Burrow situation? When Burrow left Ohio State, he had a bad first year at LSU before going scorched earth in his senior year en route to a Heisman Trophy and a national title. Could Day do something similar with McCord next season?
That might be what Ohio State football fans are left hoping for. I don’t have much faith in Day to make a move in the transfer portal to replace McCord. We might be looking at him running it back with McCord throwing to a bunch of receivers with little to no experience.
God help us all if that’s how next season starts.