Finger surgery puts Brown’s bid for the Buckeyes QB job on hold

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Devin Brown, who competes with Kyle McCord for the Ohio State starting quarterback job, had surgery on his throwing hand on Wednesday and will miss the rest of spring training.

Coach Ryan Day said McCord and Oregon State transfer Tristan Gebbia would be the top two quarterbacks in Saturday’s spring game.

McCord has more experience than Brown and is considered the frontrunner to succeed CJ Stroud. McCord started against Akron in 2021 and appeared in seven games last season as the top backup.

Brown, who redshirted last season and did not play in a game, had surgery on a finger on his right hand. Day, who did not reveal how or when Brown was injured, said Brown should get back to throwing soon.

Day said the competition between McCord and Brown remains too close to call.

“It would be nice if it was black and white,” he said. “I can’t sit here and tell you that’s how it is now. I think they’ve both done really good things, they both have things they can improve on. There are no games or agenda here. It’s two guys competing, and one day one guy has the upper hand and the next day the other guy might have the upper hand.


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