Ohio State Fans Are In Full Meltdown Mode As New Quarterbacks Sputter Against Indiana

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Ohio State fans have been extremely spoiled in recent years at the quarterback position.

From Troy Smith to Braxton Miller to JT Barrett, Dwayne Haskins, Justin Fields, C.J. Stroud and more, the Buckeyes routine boast one of the nation’s top signal callers.

This year, however, it appears that is not the case.

Stroud went No. 2 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans. That left junior Kyle McCord fighting with redshirt freshman Devin Brown for the starting job this season.

McCord, the more experienced of the two, eventually won the job. But head coach Ryan Day vowed to play both against the Indiana Hoosiers in week one.

That left fans concerned that neither McCord nor Brown seemed to separate themselves in the offseason.

Though others felt those concerns may have been overblown.

Well, it appears that fans were right to be worried.

McCord was shaky at best, going 10-of-16 for just 94 yards, no touchdowns and one brutal interception in the first half. Brown eventually did enter the game, but was not given the opportunity to throw a pass.

The Buckeyes went into the half ahead just 10-3, and Ohio State fans were not happy about what they were seeing.

“Kyle is not special,” user @Buck4Eva said on the Bucknuts message board.

“We will certainly lose more than 3 with McCord at the helm,” @BigNutBuckeye said, echoing the earlier sentiments.

“He’s mid at best,” @BuckInTN stated, not shouting out McCord by name.

While user @BuckUPboy focused his frustration elsewhere, blaming Day by saying “Same ol’ Ryan Day. Sigh, he’s 45-6 though. Go Bucks!”

Now, listen, it’s hardly a death sentence for McCord.

Stroud also struggled mightily in his debut as the Buckeyes quarterback. But it’s hardly a good sign when the entire offense appears to be altered to hide your flaws as a quarterback.