There has been a lot of speculation about who the Ohio State football team might have as their next quarterback. Kyle McCord announced this morning that he will be entering the transfer portal, so the Buckeyes are looking for a new starter, presumably through the portal.
I ran through a bunch of options last week and it seems that one of them might actually be the guy the Ohio State football team is looking for. In a since-deleted tweet, ESPN NFL analyst Ryan Clark may have just spilled the beans on who the next Buckeye QB could be.
When responding to Dallas Cowboys beat reporter Clarance Hill Jr about why McCord is leaving, Clark wrote “Wash St QB transferred there”. This was first brought to my attention by the people at Awful Announcing. That Washington State QB is of course Cam Ward.
Ward had a good year in 2023, throwing for the fourth-most passing yards in the country prior to the conference championship games. He also finished the season with 25 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He did lose 7 fumbles as well though.
If what Clark says is true, then the Buckeyes moved on pretty quickly from McCord and had Ward identified as the guy they want to run the offense next year. It would be Ward’s final year of eligibility, so the Buckeyes would need a new starter in 2025.
That wouldn’t be a bad thing because they could use 2024 to let Air Noland learn the offense before taking things over in 2025. This doesn’t solve the problem of who will start the Buckeyes’ bowl game in three weeks, but we can figure that out later.
I wouldn’t be shocked if this news turns out to be true. We’ll have to wait and see an official word from Ward, which could happen at any time.