Ryan Day made it official Tuesday morning: There is no longer a QB battle at Ohio State.

Kyle McCord is officially the Buckeyes’ full-time starter moving forward for the 2023 season, Day told reporters on Tuesday. McCord won the job over Devin Brown and has started the past 2 games against Indiana and Youngstown State.

Ohio State faces off against Western Kentucky this Saturday in Week 3:

“After reviewing the film, we decided that Kyle’s going to be the starter, to make that distinction,” Day said. “We still plan on playing Devin, but we feel Kyle has really stepped up and deserves to be the starter.”

McCord has had a good, not elite start to the 2023 season. He’s thrown for 497 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception to start his year as OSU’s man under center.

Ohio State’s first true test of the season, and by extension McCord’s, comes on Sept. 23 when the Buckeyes take on Sam Hartman and Notre Dame in South Bend. The Fighting Irish have shown they are for real so far this season and will be a tough out for McCord and Co.

Let’s see what he has in him.