Ohio State will hold its Spring Game on Saturday, April 15.

Na'Jier Howard, Sports Writer

Ohio State announces their spring football game is Saturday, April 15th.

Ohio State’s spring game is going to be the first look at the new quarterback battle between Devin Brown and Kyle McCord. The game may decide who the starter will be for the 2023-24 season and can move them closer to their run for a 2024 national title. Many believe that Kyle McCord will now win the job as he is progressing into being a great QB.

The website Buckeye Talk discusses the QB battle and why Ryan Day recruited the former five star prodigy.

“The guys also look at McCord’s style and why Ryan Day recruited him, and at the end of the podcast they run through the recent history of first-year Ohio State starting quarterbacks and what should be expected of them,” says Buckeye Talk.

This game will show who is healthy and what we will expect with our running backs in Miyan WIlliams and Treveyon Henderson and who can take the running back role. Henderson was the running back for the Buckeyes but had limited time last year with a terrible injury. Williams took the role as the running back throughout the entire year, posting 825 rushing yards on 128 carries and 14 touchdowns. The Ohio State Buckeyes will be more of a dynamic team this year losing playmaking QB C.J. Stroud.

Bucknuts talked about the depth of running backs Ohio State had last season but had to scramble for a running back towards the end of the year.

“Ohio State went into the 2022 preseason believing the team had plenty of depth in the running back room. By the end of the regular season, the Buckeyes had to scramble a bit, including moving a linebacker over from defense to play at the position in the biggest game of the year. Injuries really derailed what could have been a special season for the Scarlet and Gray on the ground,” stated Bucknuts.

The most promising thing for the Ohio State Buckeyes is the return of the wide receiver core. Emeka Egbuka, Marvin Harrison Jr., Julian Fleming, and Jaylen Ballard will all be returning, only losing potentially the best wide receiver in college history Jaxon Smith-Njigba. The passing game should remain lethal for the Scarlet and Gray, but the running game should open up more with two talented running backs.

In Doug Lesmerises’s podcast with Buckeye Talk, he talked highly about Emeka Egbuka and Marvin Harrison Jr.

“The only negative on the list is losing out on his best returning player getting a chance to have an encore to a record-breaking 2021 season. But he used that void to create two new stars, one of which became the first OSU wide receiver to be a unanimous All-American,” says Lesmerises.