The Ohio State University Buckeyes will play in the Cotton Bowl against Missouri later this month, but they will do so without the services of their starting quarterback, Kyle McCord. The program’s starting passer will reportedly enter the transfer portal before the team’s bowl game.
“I’m extremely thankful for my time at Ohio State. Playing in the scarlet and gray was truly an honor,” McCord told fans.
“I’m grateful for all of the lifelong relationships I’ve made along the way here in Columbus. My teammates, my brothers, I’m appreciative for each and every one of you. Thank you Coach Day, Coach Dennis, Coach Fitch and the rest of the staff and support team. Buckeye Nation, your passion is what makes playing in Columbus special. With that being said, I’ve decided to enter the transfer portal to explore other opportunities.”
Recruited by Ohio State University Buckeyes Head Coach Ryan Day, McCord spent two seasons behind former starting quarterback, C.J. Stroud. In his first year as the starting quarterback, he led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record, including wins against Notre Dame and Penn State. Along the way, he threw for 3,170 yards and 24 touchdowns.