Skull Session: Blocking Chase Young, Ohio State's Success With Three-Stars, and Buckeyes Among the Nation's Best

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

What I really love about that poll is the fact that Michigan will probably go 8-4 and still lose to Ohio state

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TMac's picture

The comments on the tweet are hillarious. 

"Man this is precisely what Michigan fans laugh at MSU message boards about. Yikes."

"1-11 beat OSU 2-10 beat OSU & MSU Forget the rest Wake me when we beat both rivals in the same year"

"We basically did the 11-1 shit last year. I know how that feels. Beat the bastards."

ONE Not Done!

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Dillon G's picture

If Chase Young is truly bigger than I think he is and taller than I think he is, he would probably have to be the literal Predator because I've seen him with my own two eyes and I personally think he's pretty damn Sasquatchian.

This is what was said about Lawrence Taylor. I wonder if he works out the same way in the league. Taylor change the league and drafting the needed left tackle. Taylor's athleticism was off the charts. 

Young is the next first-round defensive end at Ohio State. He flashed that talent with a breakout sophomore season that included 9.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss, including a game-clinching tackle against Penn State.

After Nick Bosa left the team, and Young got all the double teams. 

#walkaway

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FortMeyer's picture

Just another preseason with TTUN winning all their upcoming games and getting all the headlines. The greatest joy is knowing they will shit the bed at some point while also losing to OSU as we then listen to the annual season ending excuses afterward. BUT YOU JUST WAIT...NEXT YEAR WILL BE THEIR YEAR!

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MichiBuck12's picture

I personally think he's pretty damn Sasquatchian.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I found DJ Carton. 

Crazy to think those freshmen were just finishing high school a couple months ago and now they’re Ohio State’s stars of tomorrow. Go get ‘em, young Bucks!

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chibucks's picture

i see enokk v and cade stover in the where's waldo pic...

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BuckeyeatTSUN's picture

I too am a huge Justin Fields stan!

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OH-IO's picture

What's a "stan"?

OH-IO living in SEC! SEC! Ville

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mr.green's picture

Stalker + fan. Eminem immortalized in song. 

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SilverHaven's picture

Immortality seems fleeting.

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

Yeah, but I think that word will have a limited shelf life.

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kevdale86's picture

I’m surprised it’s a thing at all since the song came out in 2000. 

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Meek's picture

Meme's and twitter brought it back, I believe.

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Extramedium's picture

It's been around for almost 20 years now

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Nice story about the late Iowa carpenter whose secret fortune is sending strangers to college:

There was only one catch to his gift giving — make sure it goes onward.

“All we ask is that you pay it forward,” Nielsen said. “You can’t pay it back, because Dale is gone, but you can remember him and you can emulate him.”

Somewhere, Woody is smiling.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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brutus0717's picture

I'd bet money right now that Sasquatchian is going to be the funniest thing I see all day. Also, very true.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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blueblazer22's picture

Motion smoothing is a term I was unaware of until today, but I know what it is talking about. I probably watch more sports than movies, and have not upgraded to an UHD tv yet, but there are times that movies seem a bit off. Who knows, maybe my brain is just too slow for 24 fps is the only issue. 

It is hilarious to me that there are entire articles about how OSU can take 3 star kids and make them good. Like a 3 star is so far off the radar that it seems unlikely they could be good. A MAC school might only get 2-3 three star kids in an entire class with none higher, and yet they manage to upset the big boys here and there. With the resources and planning that the Buckeyes have it should not be a shock that good players are made better, and I like it. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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BrutusB's picture

A three star at OSU is also going to have a very different career than a three star at a MAC school. Playing against future NFL players in practice every day, using OSUs strength and nutrition programs, etc will lead to a more ready draft prospect after 3-4 years than a similar 3* guy who Didn’t have those opportunities. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Rowland needs to do a better job checking his facts: Jordan Fuller was not a 3-star. He was 41st nationally in 247’s rankings and 134th in the composite. That’s high 4-star range.

In the 2015 final rankings, both Burrow and Ward were solid 4-stars. Both were offered after working out for OSU’s coaches. Trust the coaches, not the rankings!

Rowland also needs to spellcheck: it’s Pantoni, not Panotni.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Yeah, there were 3 or 4 that poked Kevin the eye this morning, a number from quoted articles. Not a stan of that.

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Kevin Harrish's picture

I can't even keep my own copy clean and y'all expect me proofread for other outlets too????? That's squarely in "not my problem territory!"

(I do just c/p straight from their piece and don't do a strong grammar check on what I quote so, thanks for the heads up. I sometimes do fix what I see though)

iowabuckeyes's picture

I wasn't beating you up. I appreciate you have your own editorial demands demons. But, man, there were some egregious errors in Rowland's story. Makes me feel like he mailed it in.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Kevin Harrish's picture

Oh I understand haha. I just felt the need to explain to anyone wondering that I generally don't do anything to fix what I link unless I happen to catch something totally egregious, since I'm quoting them. Honestly, even changing spelling errors is probably unethical, but I will do that sometimes.

iowabuckeyes's picture

You could always do the timeless (sic) after every error to a) call it out, while b) reminding everyone it's not your mistake. But then you’d also be proofreading someone else's work. As long as you indent it as a quote, I’ll trust it’s a c&p.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Kevin Harrish's picture

Weirdly, (sic) isn't even AP Style anymore, as of this year. Not that I am a notorious AP Style stickler anyway though, but I do at least know it haha.

C-Rod's picture

I just like to joke around a little bit my friend. I meant no offense. HAHA

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FieldingMellish's picture

Thayer Munford, Gareon Conley, Sam Hubbard, Sevyn Banks were all composite 4 stars as well.  That's just off the top of my head, that list is completely off.

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Kevin Harrish's picture

So was Joe Burrow. There were a lot that was wrong. I still included it though because the larger point was still valid.

chirobuck's picture

Its a shame scout isnt ranking players anymore, so many of those 3* guys listed were 4* on there, ward, landers, fuller, lee, thomas just off the top of my head, i always thought they were the most accurate

 

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allinosu's picture

The shame is that ESPN still does.

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

The task of blocking Chase Young is daunting, to be sure. But when you have to block Young and also Landers, Cooper, Smith Friday, Harrison, Cornell, Hamilton, Togiai, Garrett, Vincent, and Cage, life for opponents will be very bad.

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IGotAWoody's picture

Does that mean the Bucks will be switching from the 4-3 alignment to the 11-0 D - 11 linemen and no linebackers or DBs?!?

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Buckabroad's picture

Over 50% of TTUN fans asked would be ok with a season ending in an OSU loss? What is the matter with these stooges. No way a similar poll with OSU fans would be even close to that.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

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PhillyNut's picture

Sorry, Kevin, but I remember sitting in the stands in Pasadena on January 1st of this year watching Ohio State football so technically that was the closest we have been this year to football that counts. At least I don't think it was a mirage.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

We are ~30 days away from football that counts (the start of the season). The Rose Bowl was ~210 days ago. I know that we were told that there would be no math but...

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Bigmarty's picture

Hope  SCUm goes 0-12 every year. 

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PhillyNut's picture

So the commentary on Ian Book at #27 is that he had 2,628 passing yards with 19 tds and "just seven" interceptions. Haskins managed 50 TDs on 8 interceptions.  Not overly impressed with that ratio for the 27th best overall player and 7th best qb.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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WeAllBleedScarlet's picture

So how much would you pay me (in 11W tees and stickers) to proofread some of these articles?

I have no formal experience, but I'm offered flattered as a "grammar nazi" on the internet...

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cbusbornwrldwiderazed's picture

Oh the irony here.

"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
John Adams

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Kevin Harrish's picture

Typos have been part of the Skull Session Experience™ since my late father held the throne, but I just read through and I honestly think I did pretty good today! There were a few in the quoted articles, but I don't write those so I usually just C/P those directly for the source, as is unless I see something absolutely egregious.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Three-star recruits are oftentimes the backbone of a class and become integral on championship teams

Say that to the numbskulls who whine and moan when we sign one.

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Extramedium's picture

One is ok.  When we offer a few in a row it can get alarming though.  We aren't Michigan State here

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BuxLax's picture

Neat Disneyland Opening article except for the ghoulish Mickey and Minnie.

Loved the old cars and retro styles. However, you could probably find 10-20 politically incorrect (by today's standards) items, if you wanted too. Oh well, progress! 

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Clarky's picture

he would probably have to be the literal Predator because I've seen him with my own two eyes and I personally think he's pretty damn Sasquatchian.

I might have to put this sentence into my account's signature. 

"If Chase Young is truly bigger than I think he is and taller than I think he is, he would probably have to be the literal Predator because I've seen him with my own two eyes and I personally think he's pretty damn Sasquatchian." - Kevin Harrish

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gobucks96's picture

Chase Young and Zach Harrison will have all year to grow when we face _ichigan! Love. It!

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

It is the Year Of The Predator!!! 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I thought it was the Year of the Pig.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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C-Rod's picture

I am also a huge Justin Fields stan

I logged in just so I could leave that comment...

sorry in advance 

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TheScarletNut's picture

Quite a few guys listed as 3 stars that definitely weren't, Fuller was a top 150 recruit and could have gone pretty much anywhere and same with Banks. 

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