Skull Session: Justin Herbert's Decision Helps Dwayne Haskins, J.K. Simmons Talks Buckeyes and Jackson Carman on Urban Meyer's Retirement

By Kevin Harrish on December 28, 2018 at 4:59 am
Jonathon Cooper is happy in today's skull session.

The Rose Bowl Game

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What kind of person would I be if I bombed on people for their bad Tweets and never appreciated the good ones?

Folks, this is a good Tweet:

ICYMI

Word of the Day: Crapulous.

 HERBERT HELPS HASKINS. Justin Herbert did Dwayne Haskins an incredible solid by returning to school next year, because now if Haskins decides to enter the draft, he'll almost certainly be the first quarterback taken.

From Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports:

This move also reshuffles the quarterback deck for the 2019 draft. Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and Duke’s Daniel Jones have long been assumed to be leaving for the NFL draft. But this move all but seals their decision. Could one climb all the way to No. 1?

The Dwayne vs. Daniel debate lacks some spice, as neither was considered in the same tier as Herbert. Haskins has made the biggest charge, as he evolved from looking overwhelmed earlier in the year at Penn State to slicing through the country’s No. 1 passing defense for 396 yards in a blowout of Michigan. He finished the year completing 70 percent of his passes with 47 touchdowns, numbers hard to top if he’d returned. Haskins is 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds but has just average athleticism.

“He can sling it, man,” one scout told Yahoo Sports about Haskins on Wednesday afternoon. “I wanted to see him take that next step that season [to making plays] when the play breaks down, extend the pocket with his feet. His ceiling is tremendously high.”

This line slays me: "The Dwayne vs. Daniel debate lacks some spice, as neither was considered in the same tier as Herbert."

I agree that the debate lacks spice, but the rationale is a bit of a head scratcher.

No disrespect to the Duke fellow, but I don't think there's really much debate as to who will be the first quarterback taken, nor should there be.

 J.K. SIMMONS TALKS BUCKS. As a J.K. Simmons fan, I am absolutely stoked that he got a chance to meet the absolutely legendary Jerod Smalley of NBC4. I'm positive it made his day.

Simmons, as you may or may not know, is an enormous Buckeye fan and an Ohio State alum. He'll be backing the Local Team in Pasadena as the Bucks send Urban out with a win.

Of all the well-deserved congratulations and trophies Simmons received for his supporting role in the movie Whiplash – which was an incredible film – Simmons said his favorite was a signed Ohio State hat from the legendary Archie Griffin.

If I ever accomplish something of worth, I would like a signed Ohio State hat from J.K. Simmons.

 JACKSON CARMAN SMILING. Noted non-Ohio State signee Jackson Carman has some smug #thoughts Urban Meyer's retirement.

You know what, it is funny how the universe works.

Ohio State played Carman's game for almost two years before he ultimately signed somewhere else, then it took the Buckeyes less than two months to secure a commitment from someone better.

It's a nice -- it's irony.

 ZEKE MIC'D UP. If you've ever wanted to know how it sounds when Zeke spits water approximately six times before a game, NFL Network has you covered.

I love when Zeke walks up to Noah Brown at 2:18 and says "hey, good blocking!" I wonder where Brown picked that up...

But my personal favorite was Zeke yelling "I don't got it, I don't got it" at 1:08 to avoid getting thrown to the turf. Hell, I'd be yelling that before I even got to the mesh point.

 “NAH, I'M GOOD.” Bama star defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was a tongue movement away from giving Oklahoma home bulletin board material, but he cut it off mid stream.

You can actually see the exact instant Nick Saban's spell hits him from across the room.

 THISISFINE.GIF. Wisconsin crushed Miami in the Pinstripe Bowl so badly that the Athletic Director felt the need to make a statement via the notes app on his iPhone. 

Miami's been in shambles since...

Yeah, that checks out.

I'm sure both of their remaining fans are just miserable today.

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