The three biggest questions for Ohio State football heading into Spring

The Ohio State football program has a lot of questions surrounding the roster heading into Spring ball. These are the three biggest questions.

Oct 28, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Carnell Tate (17) during
Oct 28, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Carnell Tate (17) during / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Can Julian Sayin or Air Noland push Will Howard for the starting QB position?

The Ohio State football team brought in Will Howard from the transfer portal in the offseason to replace Kyle McCord. Presumably, Howard is being brought in to be the starter. Why else would Howard use his final year of eligibility to come in unless he's going to start?

With that being said, Ryan Day isn't in a position to mess around this year. He knows he's on the hot seat and he needs to win big in 2024. If there is a better option at quarterback, he's going to play him. He and Chip Kelly aren't going to just play Howard because he transferred in.

So can Julian Sayin or Air Noland push Howard for that starting job? Both are true freshmen coming into the program, so it's unlikely. What helps them is Kelly brings in a bit of a different offense than what Day has run the last few years so Devin Brown and Lincoln Kienholz won't be that ahead of the two freshmen.

The Ohio State football program is known for having good quarterbacks. The quarterback play last season was sub-par. Day brought in Kelly to help fix that. Howard is the guy they think can do that. But we'll find out in the Spring how close that gap is between him and the other guys is.

For the Buckeyes' sake, I hope that Howard is the clear guy coming out of Spring ball. I hope he is a really good player who takes any questions and puts them to bed once the Spring Game is done. The last thing this program needs is another quarterback battle lasting into the season.

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We should get answers to all of these questions once we emerge from Spring football.