Virginia Tech football to face QB transfer poised to silence critics in 2024

New Syracuse QB Kyle McCord could create a difficult road for Virginia Tech in Spetember.
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Once again, each team in the ACC, aside from Clemson, made some big transfer portal additions for the 2024 season. Miami added Washington State transfer Cam Ward at quarterback and Florida State added former Clemson and Oregon State QB DJ Uiagalelei to keep the Seminoles one of the conference favorites entering the season.

Syracuse hired Fran Brown as their next head coach and the former Georgia defensive backs coach added a new signal caller for the Orange in Ohio State transfer Kyle McCord. The former Buckeyes QB has a lot to prove for his new team this season one national college football writer thinks he is poised to silence the critics.

Syracuse QB Kyle McCord looking to rebound with the Orange in 2024

The month of November is going to be a big month in terms of scheduling for Virginia Tech. The Hokies will open the month in the Dome against the Orange and will be facing a very tough assignment in McCord and the new-look Syracuse offense. By then, he'll be two months into the season and looking to cement his place in the NFL Draft next April.

"Kyle McCord could follow the DJ Uiagalelei model. That is, to underwhelm as a starter for a national championship contender, refine his game at a lower-level power conference school and re-emerge as a respected name in the quarterback world. The main difference between the two is that McCord has just one year of eligibility remaining, making Syracuse his final stop before potentially embarking on a professional career. McCord "looked really sharp this spring," according to CuseNation's Mike McAllister. If he improves upon the 66% completion rate, 3,170 yards and 24 touchdowns he logged last year with the Buckeyes, McCord will undoubtedly land on NFL radars."

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Over the last decade-plus, Syracuse has only had two winning seasons, but that should change this season under Brown and McCord. Last season for Ohio State, he threw for over 3,000 yards and had a 24-6 touchdown to interception ratio, and after two months under his belt with his new team, the Hokies will be facing a daunting task on the road in November at the Done in New York.