Ohio State starting QB Kyle McCord enters transfer portal

Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord, who played the entire season, has entered the transfer portal to explore new opportunities.

McCord, in his third year with the Buckeyes, earned the starting position early in the season after competing with Devin Brown.

Recruited by Coach Ryan Day, McCord patiently waited two years behind C.J. Stroud, who is now the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans.

During the season, McCord showcased his skills with 3,170 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and a 65.8% completion rate, but faced challenges with interceptions.

Despite overcoming ankle injuries and displaying growth, McCord's two interceptions in the regular-season finale against Michigan cost Ohio State a College Football Playoff spot.

Coach Day acknowledged McCord's improvement and toughness, especially in the Notre Dame game, but mentioned the need for evaluation after falling short of their goals.

Ohio State secured a spot in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 29 against Missouri, but Coach Day remained noncommittal about McCord's status as the starting quarterback.

The transfer window opened for college football players, and McCord is not the only one exploring options; running back Evan Pryor, ESPN's No. 128 recruit in 2021, is also in the transfer portal.

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