Ryan Day gives updated thoughts on QB battle ahead of Ohio State's fall camp
Ryan Day is hoping he is able to name Ohio State’s starting quarterback early on in fall camp.
Day said Wednesday at Big Ten Media Days that he would like to “see someone emerge here quickly.”
Day also said he’s impressed with the program’s overall depth at the quarterback position. Kyle McCord and Devin Brown are widely viewed as the top contenders for the starting job, but Ohio State also has Tristan Gebbia and Lincoln Kienholz on the roster.
Ryan Day says he’s been impressed with all four quarterbacks this offseason. “This is the most depth we’ve had in a long time at the quarterback position.” Says he would “like to see someone emerge here quickly” in the starting competition between Kyle McCord and Devin Brown.
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McCord is considered to be the favorite to win the starting job. A former 5-star prospect, McCord has completed 70.7% of his passes in limited opportunities for the Buckeyes. He’s also averaged an impressive 10.4 yards per attempt.
Brown was a 4-star quarterback in the class of 2022 and redshirted last season. He earned a little playing time behind CJ Stroud and McCord, but did not attempt a pass last season.
Gebbia is a veteran quarterback who arrived this offseason from Oregon State. He’s not expected to figure into the starting role, but Day said he has already emerged as a leader in the locker room.
Ryan Day specifically mentions former #Huskers quarterback Tristan Gebbia as someone who has stepped up as a leader for Ohio State. Almost certainly won't play much but is jumpstarting his coaching career
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Kienholz is a true freshman. He was the No. 15 quarterback in the country for the class of 2023, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
Ohio State opens the 2023 season against Indiana in Week 1.