“Kyle McCord has made a commitment to a different school,” Ryan Day reveals, ending the silence surrounding the quarterback’s departure from Ohio State.

On December 4, in the early hours, Kyle McCord, who led the Ohio State Buckeyes to an impressive 11-1 regular season and a No. 7 finish in the College Football Playoff rankings, made a significant decision. McCord announced his entry into the transfer portal despite his success, expressing a desire to explore other opportunities.

Stating, “Playing in the scarlet and gray was truly an honor,” in a statement, the quarterback conveyed his decision to seek different opportunities through the transfer portal. He extended his heartfelt gratitude to Coach Ryan Day, QB Coach Corey Dennis, Senior Advisor Todd Fitch, and the entire support team for their contributions.

During the National Signing Day press conference, Coach Day addressed McCord’s move to transfer to the Syracuse Orange, expressing best wishes for his future. Day acknowledged McCord’s positive contributions during his three years at Ohio State and emphasized the strong relationships he built there. Day noted McCord’s commitment to another school and expressed confidence in his success while affirming support for him. He also highlighted the respect and admiration McCord’s teammates have for him.

Initially considering Nebraska, especially after a visit to Lincoln, McCord later shifted his commitment and chose Syracuse under the guidance of new coach Fran Brown.

Kyle McCord, a 6-foot-3 junior weighing 215 lbs from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, had an outstanding season, accumulating 3,170 passing yards, surpassing the single-season records of J.T. Barrett, Art Schlichter, Troy Smith, and Braxton Miller. He recorded 24 touchdowns against six interceptions and held a quarterback rating of 83.7, ranking him eighth in the category. McCord also endured 16 sacks.

Initially a backup to Heisman finalist CJ Stroud, McCord emerged as a significant contender in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ quarterback competition in 2021. His career statistics include 270 completions on 406 attempts (66.5% completion rate), totaling 3,776 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, eight interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 162.6.


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