Three moments that led to the Ohio State football team going all in on 2024

Make no mistake, the Ohio State football team is all in on the 2024 season. These three moments have led us to this point.

Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Kyle McCord (6) is hit by
Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Kyle McCord (6) is hit by / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA
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3. The terrible showing in the Cotton Bowl

No one really wanted to play in the Cotton Bowl after falling to Michigan for the third straight year. The Ohio State football team thought they were going to be playing in the College Football Playoff that weekend instead. But they ended up playing Missouri in the Cotton Bowl.

It was one of the most disgusting displays of football I have ever seen. The defense was as good as ever, but the offense was horrendous. McCord has already entered the portal by that point and it was up to Devin Brown to lead the Buckeyes to a victory.

Then Brown got hurt late in the first quarter. Even before he left the game, he didn't look that good. In came Lincoln Kienholz and the offense looked even worse. It wasn't all the quarterbacks' fault though. The offensive line looked like a group of five turnstiles.

While Ohio State football fans didn't need to see the Buckeyes win that game, they needed to see something better than that. It was the straw that broke the camel's back. Fans were appalled and called for action, lamenting how bad things had gotten.

That last game of the season was what Ryan Day needed to see to get things in motion for the 2024 season. He started work in the transfer portal and decided on the coaching staff changes that he wanted to make.

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Those were the three moments that have led us to where we are now; Ohio State is heading into a make-or-break season.