Kyle McCord

Former Buckeye Quarterback Kyle McCord Commits To Syracuse

Former Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord has committed to Syracuse. McCord announced the move to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, who announced it to everyone else.

McCord entered the transfer portal on the day the portal opened nearly two weeks ago.

McCord started all 12 games for the Buckeyes this season, completing 229 of 348 pass attempts for 3,170 yards with 24 touchdowns and six interceptions.

McCord was a Third-Team All-Big Ten selection this past season.

Sources indicated to Buckeye Huddle that McCord entered the portal because, among other things, he did not receive assurances from OSU head coach Ryan Day that he would be the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback in 2024.

McCord is a true junior and has just one year of eligibility remaining, so he opted to enter the portal and find a place where he would be assured to start.

Syracuse has a new head coach in Fran Brown, who is coming over from Georgia where he is a secondary coach. The Orange are replacing three-year starting quarterback Garrett Shrader, and since Brown has no ties to any of Syracuse’s existing quarterbacks, McCord’s chances of starting in 2024 are virtually guaranteed.

Even though McCord has now left Ohio State, the Buckeyes’ season is ongoing. Ohio State will face Missouri in the Cotton Bowl on December 29th. The Buckeyes are expected to start redshirt freshman Devin Brown at quarterback. Brown has played in five games this season, completing 12-of-22 passes for 197 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

Brown also missed a handful of games with an ankle injury but is now back 100%.

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