Nothing Ohio State football fans saw in the Cotton Bowl was good. The offense was an absolute disaster as the Buckeyes only scored three points. Their offense wasn't as good this season as it had been in previous seasons under Ryan Day, mainly because of the quarterback play.
Now the Buckeyes are in need of a new starting quarterback now that Kyle McCord has moved on to Syracuse. Neither Devin Brown nor Lincoln Kienholz looked like they were ready for that responsibility in the Cotton Bowl. That leaves the Buckeyes without a lot of options.
One option they should look at just hit the transfer portal last night. That player is Kaidon Salter from Liberty. If you recall, Liberty went undefeated in the regular season and took on Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl last week. While he's on the smaller side, his talent is undeniable.
Salter stands at just 6'1 and 195 pounds, which is small for a quarterback. Yet, he threw for 2,876 yards and 32 touchdowns this past season. He also ran for 1,089 yards and 12 touchdowns. His rushing ability would add a dangerous element that Ohio State hasn't had since Justin Fields.
Yes, Liberty played the softest schedule in the country this season. But Salter didn't turn the ball over. He had just six interceptions and lost four fumbles this past year. That's pretty good when you add in all of the positive stats that he was able to accumulate.
One of the big concerns with adding someone like Salter is his lack of experience in big games. He has played just three Power 5 opponents in his career. In those three games, he has thrown for just 501 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. Those are not great numbers.
The Ohio State football team might already be taking a different transfer quarterback. But if those plans fall through, the Buckeyes should at least reach out to Slater. Talking to more talented quarterbacks is never a bad thing.