ESPN loves the Ohio State football team's offensive potential

In ranking how good teams are set up for the future, ESPN ranked the Ohio State football team at the top.
Dec 29, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Emeka Egbuka (2) tries to run
Dec 29, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Emeka Egbuka (2) tries to run / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

The Ohio State football team has been known for great offense since Ryan Day took over as head coach. For most of Day's tenure, the offense has been close to record-setting. Good quarterback play has been a large part of what the Buckeyes have done under Day.

That was true up until last year. The offense wasn't bad, but it wasn't close to record-setting like it had been. While it was the best in the Big Ten, it wasn't close to being the best in the country. Ryan Day is hoping that is going to change this year with the addition of Will Howard.

The future looks bright for the offense though. Ohio State has two five-star quarterbacks in the room now. They get another one on the roster next season. Because of that, ESPN loves what Ohio State has to offer for the future. In fact, they rank them as having the best future offense.

Ohio State has a load of options at quarterback next year and that's probably why they're on this list. They're going to have a stud at running back in Quinshon Judkins and a stable of receivers to throw the ball to as well. The only question is the offensive line.

Justin Frye hasn't done his job recruiting-wise yet. Nor has he proven that he can develop offensive linemen who are already on the roster. If he can bring in David Sanders Jr. this year though, he will buy a few years' worth of job security. He's on the hot seat heading into this year.


The future is bright for the Ohio State football team, but they are more focused on the present. They want to be good this year first. This is the year that they are built for a deep run. We'll have to see if they're up for the challenge.