March 7, 2023



Ohio State players met with the media following spring practice on Tuesday to discuss team progress through the offseason.

QB Kyle McCord

On his mobility at the QB position:
“I’ve been focusing on speed and agility… I think a lot of it is how quickly can you take a hard reset and get back on platform or can you evade the rush and get outside the pocket and extend the play… working in ways like that I think have been a pivotal point of my training and I think Coach Mick and his staff have done a great job of that.”

On playing with Marvin Harrison Jr.:
“When we first started playing with each other my sophomore year of high school, it’s something we’ve always talked about, and obviously it’s crazy the way everything worked itself out with us both being here. I’m definitely excited to be able to play with him…the chemistry is definitely still there.”

On how starting against Akron in 2021 will help him going forward:
“Getting a start is obviously a lot different from practice. You can prepare for the looks you think you’re going get based on film and you can prepare for different defenses, but at the end of the day, when the ball’s put down and you’re in there, you’re going to have to deal with some stuff on the fly. Getting that experience was good. Making some good plays, making some bad plays, and learning from it really helped me, especially at that point so early in my career.”

QB Devin Brown

On what encapsulates being a quarterback at Ohio State:

“This is the best job in college football, being the quarterback at Ohio State, there’s really nothing better. My mindset is I want to do whatever is possible to take this over. The team has to believe in you.”

On who he is to someone who knows nothing about him:

“I am an athletic quarterback. I can extend plays with my feet. I also have the arm strength to make pretty much every play on the field. I believe that with my whole heart. There’s not a throw on the field I can’t make.”

On the quarterbacks that came before him:

“We even go back to watch Braxton, JT, and Dwayne. They’re in the same position as us, didn’t matter where on the depth chart. We’re the best quarterback room in the country. Everybody can play.”

QB Tristan Gebbia

On his experience at Ohio State so far:
“I really love my experience so far with all the players. I think they’ve got a great group of guys in the locker room and great coaches that push in, make you work hard, and make you better each day.”

“I wanted to go somewhere where I could be challenged to improve, and I think that’s something that’s offered here.”

On working toward the starting position:
“That’s never been a thing I focus on too much. To me, I need to be the best version of myself. If I’m able to do that I think I can impress coaches and my teammates and show that I can play at a high level. That’s what’s important to me.”