Happy Boxing Day, folks. I hope you all had a delightful Christmas, but we're now less than a week away from the Rose Bowl.
Time to start getting your mind right.
- The best quotes of 2018.
- Four-star wide receiver Gee Scott Jr. commits to Ohio State.
- What Gee Scott Jr.'s commitment means for Ohio State.
- There ain't much space left, but the Buckeyes are still going to make some recruiting moves this class.
Word of the Day: Brabble.
REMINISCING ON ROSES. I just became fully aware that the 2010 Rose Bowl was NINE YEARS AGO, meaning we're more than two graduating classes removed from those players.
But given that it's been almost a decade, it's probably time to properly reminisce, so the fine folks at NBC 4 caught up with some of the Duck dumpers.
Jake Ballard didn't make a ton of catches in his career, but that one counts for about 64, at least. Hell, it's probably the sole reason he was our No. 86 player in our offseason 99 Warriors project.
That catch basically was his career, and I get the vibe he's more than fine with that.
SCARY TERRY OWNS INDY. I might have shared this video in these here Skull Sessions before, but I can't get enough Scary Terry, so even if I did, I'm doing it again.
Folks, Terry McLaurin is the mayor of Naptown. And he worked damn hard to earn that title.
The holidays are about being home with friends and family.
Indianapolis native @TheTerry_25 won a B1G title in front of his loved ones in his hometown of Indy earlier this month, showing why Urban Meyer calls his @OhioStateFB WR "legendary" in Indy.@BTNJourney has the story: pic.twitter.com/VQpT4SQ0kn
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 25, 2018
I'm going to miss everything about Terry McLaurin and can only pray another member of the receiving corps steps up and fills the "take out multiple defenders with one block" void that Evan Spencer and McLaurin have been holding down.
VANNETT DRIVES WITH GEE. Hey, want to watch the father of Ohio State's most recent commit talk about the 62-39 beatdown of Michigan?
Here you go:
Gee Scott Sr., father of Buckeye Christmas commit Gee Scott Jr., washed cars in the Seahawks' parking lot for 11 years before a combination of hard work and opportunity led him to a gig interviewing players for in a car for the team website.
And one of the most recent players, coincidentally, was the only Buckeye on the active roster.
You can read all about the elder Scott's journey and how it rubbed off on his son at IrishSportsDaily.com (young Gee once considered Notre Dame).
CRYPTIC BRIAN HARTLINE. There ain't nothing like a few cryptic Tweets to read way too far into.
First, we have Dwayne Haskins:
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) December 25, 2018
Then Hartline hit him with this in response:
I know other things too...
— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) December 25, 2018
Everyone wants this to be about a Haskins return, but I ain't buying even a smidge of these Haskins return teases. I've had my hopes brought up then sent into a free fall like an amusement park drop tower too many times to buy into that.
Until the guaranteed first-round pick formally declares himself back, I'm assuming the next snaps he takes ain't going to be for free.
That said, either Hartline is trolling, or there's something else we don't know about.
— Rak (@RakimJarrett) December 25, 2018
Guess we'll find out at 5 p.m.
HOOPS TEAM DOES GOOD THINGS. Chris Holtmann and Ohio State got the chance to make a young Buckeyes' dreams come true this week.
Thank you so much to @OhioStateHoops & @OhioStAthletics for revealing this slam dunk of a wish for our #Wish Kid Carson! #OhioState #Buckeyes #OSU #BIG10 https://t.co/KENb6UhaSi pic.twitter.com/jz8E1jLEyM
— Kids Wish Network (@kidswishnetwork) December 21, 2018
— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) December 24, 2018
I hope they let him dunk on Greg Oden and turned it into a fathead for him to put on his wall.
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