The Ohio State football team hasn't offically named their starting quarterback for the Cotton Bowl yet. It's between Devin Brown and Lincoln Kienholz for the starting job in that game. A lot of fans seem to want Kienholz to start to see what he can do as someone who's hardly played.
It seems that's going to have to wait. Brown indicated in interviews last night that he will be the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes on December 29th. It's his first career start and it will be against a top-10 Missouri team that hasn't lost the talent to the transfer portal that the Ohio State football team has.
Brown will use this game as an audition for next season. Ohio State still might dip into the transfer portal for their starter nexct year, but options are dwindling. Brown is hoping to make that decision for them by playing so well that he commands the job next season.
It's going to be interesting to see how the Buckeyes look with Brown under center. Everyone seems to be opting to play the bowl game, including both receivers. That gives Brown a wealth of options to throw to that he won't have next year. Both starting receivers will be in the NFL next year.
We will likely find out if the Buckeyes trust Brown with the job next year before he even starts the Cotton Bowl. If the Buckeyes do land a transfer QB, that tells us that Ryan Day has more faith in Brown than anyone they could grab from the portal. Whether that's good or bad remains to be seen.
I hope Brown plays well. I want to see him show why he was a top recruit coming out of high school. He moves better than Kyle McCord so we could see some read-options in the Cotton Bowl. I'm very intrigued to see how he's able to play.