Ohio (*24*) Ryan Day says Kyle McCord will be backup QB vs. Notre Dame, competition will continue

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If Ohio (*24*) season is going to go the way the Buckeyes hope, bouncing back from last year’s disappointment to win a Big Ten title and return to the College Football Playoff, the Scarlet and Gray will need C.J. Stroud to be as good as advertised. After finishing fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting a year ago and sweeping the Big Ten awards he was eligible for, more is expected of Stroud in his second season as Ohio (*24*) starting quarterback.

But no program in college football in recent years knows how important a backup quarterback (or two) can be to a team than the Buckeyes. Fortunately, the Scarlet and Gray have a couple of good ones behind Stroud in sophomore Kyle McCord and freshman Devin Brown.

Heading into a marquee Week 1 matchup against Notre Dame, McCord will serve as Stroud’s primary backup, according to head coach Ryan Day.