Tuesday Skull Session

By Johnny Ginter on October 12, 2010 at 6:00a
41 Comments

Depth Chart Happy Tuesday everyone. This week's depth chart is exactly the same as least week's, with the caveat that Jake Stoneburner will actually play this time. Boring. Does anybody actually care about potentially season changing personnel decisions on America's #1 college football team? I don't. Maybe I never did. And now I probably never will. Not when there are Youtubes to be had.

I'll admit it. I miss Ye Olde Youtube Fridays. There is incredible beauty and wonder all around us, and as an educator I would be remiss if I didn't share as much of this wide world as I possibly can with you, our loyal readers. We've made the conscious decision to make the Thursday article more about the team we are about to play than about my own personal obsessions and foibles, and while I think this is good for both the site and its readers, I can't deny there is a huge, gaping hole in my soul where poorly compressed 45 second videos once were.

Until last night, when Luke and I decided to pool our resources and bring to you some of the bad/wrong/badong Ohio State related videos available on this amazing series of tubes we call the internet. So sit back and relax, because this week I promise tears, dancing, incredible in-depth analysis, and possibly the greatest song ever sung. You've been warned.

Overture It all started with our faithful reader and excellent commentator Denny. Damn you Denny, you horrible, wonderful man. Denny brought up a sideline stunt by ESPN personality Rob Stone, in which he ate some kind of insanity pepper provided to him by New Mexico State.

Gleefully Sadistic Horticulture Professor: *after Rob takes a bite of pepper* "...that's a million Scoville heat units."

Rob Stone: "What does that mean?"

...

RS: *absentmindedly takes another bite* "That was a dumb move, wasn't it?"

GSHP: "Yes it was. Yes."

...

RS: "I'M DONE I'm done I'm tapped. Holy cow. UUUWWWAAAAAHHH!! Aaaaahuhauhhuhuh."

Act One Herbie, I will pay you any amount of money for that Snuggie.

Act Two Admittedly, Ohio State fans do not have great reputations as dancers, a source of great personal shame. Our athletes, maybe. But almost certainly not the fans. But this video, of what I believe to be members of the Hip Hop dance class at Ohio State performing the Thriller dance on Halloween last year, is utterly amazing, and is something you all need to watch:

  

Watch it once, and enjoy the dance. Now watch it again, and notice the dude in the background filming the action and as happy as any clam that has ever existed. Now watch it a third time, and notice the backflip by the dude in the wrestling gear, who then proceeds to bust out his own set of moves. Now live a long and full life, ultimately dying and playing this video on a continuous loop at your funeral in lieu of any kind of eulogy.

Intermission Quick Hits! Odoms, Michigan WR, has broken his foot and will be out for a while... Bielema is kind of a poopface... Also really, really wants to beat Ohio State for once... Duron keeps dominating... Sanzo interviewed by ESPN (special guest appearance by Eddie George!)

Act Three The Play That Made The Day. A truly spectacular analysis of a critical play during the Indiana game. Highlights include:

  • A defensive lineman standing directly on top of an offensive guard
  • Every player running to their assigned spot and standing perfectly still
  • The quarterback throwing the football both in between and under two offensive linemen and a defensive lineman
  • Literally nothing happening after that

Act Four (reprise) Please, Kosta Koufos. Please don't make me like you. Please.

Finale MlbIndian and lexco44 have been slacking lately, but FootballRocks216 has a message for all of us: Don't Stop Believin'

  

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Denny's picture

Feeling pretty 'relevant' 2day.

Taquitos.

MaliBuckeye's picture

The best part of that Rob Stone video is that he brought one of those peppers into the booth and gave it to Spielman.

Who, of course, bit into it, and didn't break a sweat.

And kept on doing commentary, while Stone just stood there stunned...

 

The moral, as always- Chris Spielman is a BAMF.

"Sarcastically, I'm in charge."

tBBC

Leanenaud's picture

Some people are just super weak and can't take the heat. I have a friend who always crys that the Mexican food I make is too hot. Just shut up and eat!

Denny's picture

Per ESPN press release from that game: 

"During the game, sideline reporter Stone challenged booth commentators  Sean McDonough and Chris Spielman to try one of the two chilies he  brought with him to the game. After Speilman accepted, Stone sprinted up  to the press box, only to find the former NFL linebacker reluctant to try the pepper on the air."

Spielman ultimately said he'd take a stab at it but never did. So, there's that. Not saying Spiels isn't the man - just saying he didn't eat the pepper.

Taquitos.

blazers34's picture

Sanzo is such a great rep for the football team and university.  So happy that guy turned out to be as good as he is.  He's to the point were I kind of take him for granted a bit.

iball's picture

How sweet would it be to run up the score in Madison this week?

IMO, not running up the score is a sign of disrespect. For example, I beat my 3 year old daughter as badly as possible in NCAA Football 11 every time we play. She's no starnger to a 105-0 beatdown. THIS IS DADS HOUSE!

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

blazers34's picture

haha, this is awesome

RoweTrain's picture

Comment of The Year Nominee.

PALM BEACH BUCKEYE's picture

Bielema neds to learn that Jim Tressel is his Daddy.....

Denny's picture

Tress has so many coach children.

Taquitos.

iball's picture

Bielema would look like a dork in a sweater vest.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Denny's picture

He wouldn't wear a sweatervest, brah. It's a cutoff sweater.

Taquitos.

iball's picture

His crew cut is pretty clutch though.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

741's picture

I would love to see a repeat of my third favorite all-time Jim Tressel moment - i.e., when Jimmy smacked Lloyd Carr on the ass in the center of the field after his post-game handshake offer was refused.

In the context of last week's Brewster-Bielma handshake incident, JT delivering a spanking to Bielma would be pure comedic gold.

Luke's picture

The bar has been raised immeasurably. Best Skull Seshy ever? Best Skull Seshy ever.

iball's picture

This skull session has swept the leg and showed no mercy to all other skull sessions.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Bucksfan's picture

Get all the other skull sessions a body bag!  YEAH!

iball's picture

Im glad we have a coach that NEVER says, " I hate losing to those guys."

Don't talk about it, be about it. Truth is, we hate losing to everyone. IMO, this is why some folks have trouble with the JT offense. We don't prepare for one opponent, we prepare for all opponents, offensively and defensively.

The only thing I see happening different in Madison is Tolzien getting sacked instead of throwing picks.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

buckeye33's picture

Depth Chart :  With Brandon Saine not getting any carries last week, the question is, who gets the rock after Herron ?  Both Hyde (aside from the fumble) & Berry looked really good. Hall only had one carry & still might be # 2A ?  Is Pryor 100% & will he get his number called to make some runs ?  

iball's picture

Its obviously Bo Delande time.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Denny's picture

2k10 tOSU Bucks-eyes: Deepest backfield in the NCAA, or deepest NCAA backfield EVER?!

Taquitos.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Yeah, the TB depth chart is anyone's guess.

Apparently, Saine is now a slotback, basically, so we can ignore him being listed as #1 TB. 

Yet, I'd be surprised if Herron got more than 20 carries in the 7th game of the season - although in the 3 game homestretch last year, he did get 16 carries v. PSU, 32 carries v. Iowa, 19 carries v. Michigan. If we expect to another 10 - 15 TB carries against Wisconsin, any clue who's going to take 'em?

The logical answer is Jordan Hall, but after JT talked him up, only 1 carry against Indy.

Both Berry and Hyde are very dangerous runners, but they might be limited in terms of blocking, playbook, etc., and Hyde had that fumble. With it being a huge night game in Madtown, I could see JT not wanting to put these two under the gun, but I also wonder if Hyde's 9 carries against Indy were to get him ready to be the redzone TB.

I kinda suspect that we won't see much of Berry/Hyde this week, a little more of Hall, but that we'll see some new wrinkles with Saine getting a few carries as a slotback, Boren getting 2-3 passes thrown his way, Herron running 3-4 plays from the wildcat, etc.

   

iball's picture

I'll take that fumble. Hyde will soften up any d-line.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I agree, Hyde looked very good - powerful, hit the hole, and he even has good moves in the open field. Maybe they'll work on his ball handling and he'll come out and get a dozen carries against Wisconsin and he'll never look back. He does bring a skillset/package that none of the other candidates can match. But thrust into the #2 role in Madtown? I don't know.

I wonder if JT and still will do whatever they can to get past Wisconsin using the current pass-happy offense, with the idea that they can start working on Phase II after Wisconsin with Purdue, Minn, and bye week coming up.    

Buckeye Black's picture

We will be pass happy again.  Pryor had his trial by fire in Madison his freshman year.  There is no doubt in my mind that Pryor will have a play in 80+% of the snaps.  Look for the screen to Saine this game because Wiscy is going to bring the heat.

RoweTrain's picture

Let em bring the heat.  This year to Pryor it is more tingly than hot.

741's picture

My prediction is zero touches for Hyde vs. Wisconsin.

iball's picture

Way to go out on a limb there. Im just sayin I like the kinda back Hyde is.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

We will pass, pass, pass and pass again. Wisky has no one to cover Posey, let alone Sanzo Knoxville. Stuffing the run is the only thing the Wisky defense does well. With the state of our running game I cant see us playing Woody Hayes ball Saturday.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

741's picture

Based upon what we have actually been able to observe so far, I think the guy who might potentially be the "best" RB on the team is Jaamal Berry... but my starter is Boom.

iball's picture

Berry is certainly the quickest. Hall may have the most complete skill set. Boom has the best understanding of the offense.

OSU went into the 2002 season with Mo Hall, Lydell, and Mo C. But, it was what he did with the touches he got that separated Mo C from the pack.

I remember being excited about Lydell Ross in 2001!!! Go figure.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

btalbert25's picture

I don't and never will understand all the love for Hall as a TB.  Last year he had a few good carries in garbage time, but seeme dlike as he got more carries he looked less and less impressive.  His quick and shifty, maybe he'd be a better wildcat option than Boom, but I think Berry and Hyde are potentially the best RBs on the team.  By the end of the year I wouldn't be surprised if one of them is the featured back.

741's picture

Hall and Hyde have toted the rock about the same number of times this year (15 or so) and have had similar results (about 80 yards rushing). We've at least gotten to see more of Hall as punt returner, and he's performed well in that role (i.e., he hasn't muffed a punt yet as I recall, and when he gets a chance to actually run the ball rather than fair catch it he gets up field quickly and nets positive yards).

I am having a hard time understanding the point of view of those who feel Hyde is potentially our best RB - there has simply not been enough data to back up this sentiment.

Berry on the other hand has, in my opinion, made the most of limited opportunities as an RB (219 yards on 20 carries), and has quietly established himself as the leading "all purpose rushing" contributor on the team (when his 338 yards on 12 kick returns are included).

From what little I've seen, I think Berry has the best burst into the hole at the line of scrimmage of any of our RB's, he has the ability to make defenders miss at the first and second level, and he probably can give Saine a run for his money on straight-line open field speed. He's been a "shoelace" away from housing a couple of kick returns already this year - and I'm convinced he will get one before the year is done.

That said, I predict that barring injury Boom will continue to be listed as starter, but Berry will start getting more touches.

Looking beyond the 2010 season, it will be interesting to see how the depth chart at RB looks next spring/fall... Who here believes Boom will not be listed as starter for the first game of the 2011 season?

BigRedBuckeye's picture

Nice Skull Sesh...now bring on the Houndie!!!!!!!!!!!!

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

BucksfanXC's picture

Best Skull Sesh ever for sure.

 

Also, according to that video the Sonics are gonna move to Oklahoma City? Who knew?

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Looking into my crystal ball for next season, I don't think it will matter much how well any of these guys look. They will be battling for the backup role. Rod Smith is a BEAST. I see him starting almost immediately next season.

Adolphus Washington is half grizzly bear and half dragon | Noah Spence kills quarterbacks, just to watch them die.

741's picture

Interesting... Rod Smith is here now (and presumably redshirting), correct?

Not that it's a fair comparison but Beanie Wells was getting carries and scoring touchdowns as a true freshman - but did not not start.

How we sometimes draw these kinds of conclusions in the absence of any empirical evidence is mystifying to me.

741's picture

P.S. I will be happy to eat my words next year if I am wrong. I hope you are right and he is a world beater.