Greg McElroy evaluates Ohio State's QB competition, offers decision timeline for Ryan Day
Greg McElroy analyzed the Ohio State quarterback situation, and Ryan Day’s position about when to announce it. McElroy pointed to the current reality of coaches in college football that the earlier they announce a winner in a quarterback competition, the greater likelihood that a player transfers.
In short, McElroy offered this advice to Day on his “Always College Football” podcast: Take as long as you can, maybe even into the season before settling on a QB.
McElroy first addressed the questions about the defense from this time a year ago, and said they were answered. McElroy said he doesn’t have many questions about the defense entering 2023.
This time, however, it’s all about the offense.
“The questions for Ohio State this offseason almost entirely reside on the offensive side,” he said. “Which is odd because I don’t remember the last time I’ve had legitimate questions about the offense. Even as they’ve undergone transition at quarterback, whether it be from JT Barrett to Cardale Jones, back to JT Barrett, Dwayne Haskins, to Justin Fields, to CJ Stroud. Just never been concerned about the quarterback situation. Guess what, here in 2023, I’m not concerned either.”
His reasoning is that the offense is so well manufactured to create opportunities for the QB. Because of that, it’s difficult to think back to a time when the Ohio State QB was a liability.
“Thirty years, maybe,” he said. “And I’m not going to be in 2023, it could be Kyle McCord, or it could be Devin Brown. I don’t care. Whoever is under center for the Buckeyes next year is going to be really good.”
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