With W. Davis opting out today, Letterman Row’s Jeremy Birmingham and Austin Ward (in their Rapid Reaction podcast, link below) reported that this is just the start of the “avalanche” of Buckeyes that are planning on opting out and declaring. He also stated, “the number of [roster] changes coming are going to be hard for Buckeye fans to swallow.” He later references “multiple sources” in the program and said the coaches are already tracking these opt-outs. Birm later says “seven or eight” on the roster will declare early.
My questions are:
1) If we get October football and OSU has a chance to play in the CFP, would they still opt-out? Birm believes so according to this podcast.
2) Do the players know something we don’t (aka no CFP opportunity), hence Wyatt Davis is opting out now?