Kyle McCord is in a good place as Ohio State’s backup quarterback.

He’s well-positioned to take over the reigns of the Buckeyes offense next season, or this season if the unfortunate situation should arise. Heisman candidate C.J. Stroud is set for a fantastic year, but there’s a reason the backup position is needed. If that should happen, McCord will be ready.

“I’m not going to try to be C.J. if that situation comes up, I’m gonna just try to be myself.” McCord said, via Eleven Warriors. “But I feel like definitely coming into the second year, the confidence level is a lot higher and you’re understanding the offense, understanding ins and outs. So I think definitely from where I was last year to where I am now, I feel like the confidence level is a lot higher.”

The former 5-star played in five games last season, totaling 25 completions for 416 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. All such instances came when Ohio State was up by more than 5 touchdowns.

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