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B1G Dawg/Pussycat of the week

Each week, I will bring you the Dawg/Pussycat of the week from the Big 10. This could be a player, coach, or school who had an outstanding performance, a great recruiting week, or just an amazing week in general. Opposite of that will be the pussycat of the week. This will be the player, coach, or school who failed to get the job done from the prior week. The only rule is it must be an event that has happened inside the B1G from the previous week.

The B1G Dawg of the week is Jadyn Davis, Michigan QB commit

With the last few weeks of drama that has overshadowed Michigan’s football program, Harbaugh and staff have finally got some good news - the performance of QB commit Jadyn Davis. Davis opened his high school football season with what most would consider video game numbers. Davis threw for only 5 touchdowns, a modest 456 yards with zero interceptions, making it an opening night to remember for the Michigan pledge. If that wasn’t enough for Michigan staff, two out of the five TDs were thrown to fellow Michigan commit Channing Goodwin.


Davis committed to Michigan back in March and is considered an elite prospect for 2024. A top 100 prospect for Michigan, Davis comes in ranked 79 nationally, the 7th best quarterback and top prospect out of the State of North Carolina according to On3. Davis attends Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC, and was named North Carolina’s Mr. Football in 2022.


If Davis continues to put out performances like this, offensive coordinator, Sherrone Moore, should be nothing but excited for his arrival on campus next season. If Michigan can keep Davis in their 2024 class, the future for Michigan football looks bright.

 

The B1G pussycat of the week: OSU QB, Kyle McCord, for not winning the starting QB job yet

With less than two weeks before Ohio State kicks off the 2023 campaign for a national championship, head Coach Ryan Day has still not decided who will start under center for the Buckeyes. At the end of last season, McCord was considered by most as the era apparent to CJ Stroud.

McCord was just another 5-star QB who sat and waited for his time to become the next star at Ohio State. When he came to OSU, McCord ranked 25th nationally, 5th out of QBs, and 2nd out of the State of Pennsylvania from the On3 ranking.


Unfortunately for McCord, Devin Brown is showing that might not be the case. Both have yet to convince the Buckeye staff who should be QB1 this year. Many believe that the longer it goes, the more it favors Brown. Fans from around the Big 10 have asked the question - is this a battle between two elite QBs or have both just not shown their readiness to run the Buckeyes offense to start the year?

McCord not distancing himself as the starter to this point could be disastrous. If McCord were to have a bad game or a bad half, it could cause Buckeye fans to call for Brown and it could also mean the coaches keeping him on a much tighter leash. The great news for McCord is if he wins the starting job, he will be surrounded by talent. With the likes of Harrison Jr., Egbuka, Fleming, and Stover to throw to, and Henderson and Williams to hand it off. For Ohio State whoever they name starting quarterback should be in a great spot to succeed.

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