Skull Session: Possible Christmas Commitment, Alabama and Clemson Suspend Players, and Brandon Wimbush Transferring

By Kevin Harrish on December 25, 2018 at 4:59 am
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in today's Skull Session.
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If you're choosing to spend at least a portion of your Christmas reading my online words, know that we're family now. Thank you, and I wish you all the best.

Merry Christmas!


Word of the Day: Joy.

 CHRISTMAS GIFT COMING? It (probably) won't be under a tree or wrapped in bows and such, but Santa could be bringing the Bucks a Christmas commitment from four-star wide receiver Gee Scott Jr.

I'm not sure when the news will drop, but I can tell you that he is very good at football! He's the No. 15 wide receiver in the country and the No. 70 overall prospect in the 2020 class.

If he picks the Bucks, you can read all about it here on the Eleven Warriors dot com.

 'TIS THE (DRUG TEST) SEASON. A tradition like no other, top college football players getting suspensions for Christmas, forcing them to miss the biggest games of their lives.

And Bama too – though to be fair, they did not specify a drug test – from Yahoo! Sports:

Three members of the Alabama football team, including starting left guard Deonte Brown, will not be playing in the Orange Bowl according to a source. The three players didn’t make the trip to Florida because of a violation of team rules.

Aside from Brown, offensive lineman Elliot Baker and defensive back Kedrick James were suspended due to a violation of team rules and didn’t make the trip.

The biggest news will be the loss of Brown, a 6-foot-4 and 344-pound guard, who cleared the way for an offense that ranked No. 2 nationally in scoring offense with 47.9 points per game. In Alabama’s matchup with No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, the point of offensive attack is thought to be the Crimson Tide’s biggest advantage.

Do what you want recreationally, but how the hell do you play for Alabama or Clemson and not know these drug tests are coming? Neither of those teams have missed the playoff in four years, but the players don't know the procedure by now?

"I know they've made folks piss in a cup after we've made it this far literally every season I've played, but I'm just gonna assume it's not going to happen to me this time."

 WIMBUSH ON THE MOVE. It's sure looking like the Buckeyes are getting Justin Fields as a late Christmas gift, but on the off chance that doesn't work out, Brandon Wimbush is officially on the transfer market.

Wimbush sure ain't Fields, but if the Bucks don't get the Georgia lad and he wants to add some depth to the quarterbacks room for a season, I'm definitely not going to say no.

 THAYER EATS COOKIES WELL. if y'all thought Thayer Munford was all brawn and no finesse, you thought wrong.

Peep the big fellow owning folks in a beloved cookie consuming competition:

It's not exactly record pace, but he beat everyone else, and that's all that matters.

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