This time a year ago, Ohio State football fans weren't sure who the starting quarterback was going to be. They weren't even sure of the future of the position. None of the quarterbacks had starting experience so no one knew what to expect. As we know, it didn't work out well.
Kyle McCord ended up starting the entire season and was just average, which wasn't good enough against TTUN. Now he's in Syracuse and the Ohio State football team has added three new quarterbacks to the room since the season ended.
We know the starting QB will be Will Howard next year, the transfer from Kansas State. He only has one year of eligibility left though. The Buckeyes also added Julian Sayin over the weekend from the transfer portal, the number one quarterback in the 2024 recruiting class. They also have another five-star QB from that class in Air Noland.
So where does that leave Devin Brown and Lincoln Kienholz? Probably off the roster. Brown had a shot to grab the 2024 starting job when he started the Cotton Bowl. Instead, he got hurt after not looking impressive at all. Kienholz took over and looked bad too.
It's likely that one or both of these guys leave the Ohio State football program once the Spring transfer portal window opens up. I would expect Brown to be more anxious to leave than Kienholz since he's been in the program longer. He's the most likely of the two to transfer.
Once Howard is done this year, Noland, Sayin, and class of 2025 QB Tavien St. Clair will battle it out for the starting gig. It should be a heck of a battle between those three, but I think Noland and Sayin have the upper hand. Ryan Day can't worry about hurt feelings though. He needs to win ball games.
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