Skull Session: Ohio State Fans the Happiest in College Football, J.T. Barrett's Adjusted Completion Rate, and Jerome Baker Named Top Prospect

By D.J. Byrnes on August 23, 2017 at 4:59 am
Jaylen Harris looks over the August 23 2017 Skull Session.

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Don't worry, Cavaliers fans, Evan Turner approves of your team's trade:

If it doesn't work out LeBron can always come play tight for the world champion Browns.

ICYMI:

Word of the Day: Tête-à-tête.

 BIG, IF TRUE. Hand Ohio State another title, please. An arbitrary ESPN ranking named Buckeye fans as the happiest fanbase in America on Tuesday.

From espn.com:

great day to be a Buckeye

The rest of the Top 10: 

  • Florida State
  • Alabama
  • Louisville
  • Kansas State
  • Oklahoma
  • Stanford
  • Clemson
  • Northwestern

ESPN should try reading the comments here after an underwhelming performance against an unranked foe (or worse, a loss). Ohio State went 12-1 two years ago and ended with a double-kill of Michigan and Notre Dame.

We acted like we were being dragged across a bed of hot coals. You would have thought our team got waxed in the TaxSlayer.com Bowl all over again.

So yes, Ohio State fans have a lot to be happy about. But we don't act like it unless our team is winning. Anything that ranks the Northwestern fan experience above Michigan's cannot be total trash, though.

 IMPRESSIVE JTB STAT. J.T. Barrett completed 61 percent of his passes in 2016—down three points from his breakout 2014 season. 

If you take away the drops, throw aways, spiked balls, batted passes, and passes in which a defender hit Barrett as he threw, that jumps to a sterling 78 percent.

per PFF

Just give the man some protection and let him go to work.

 BAKER THE TOP DOG. Ohio State is loaded with potential NFL prospects. This much is known. But who is the top prospect?

From Bleacher Report draft guru Matt Miller:

On another timeline, Baker is preparing for Michigan as a Florida linebacker. I will be forever grateful to the Gators for firing Will Muschamp and opening the door for Urban Meyer to flip him back to the good guys.

 FOLKS,,, College football returns this weekend featuring teams that aren't Ohio State. It's actually the Biblical definition of adultery to watch another team before the local one.

Instead, here's a CFB hype video to help you pass the time:

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