Skull Session: Former Buckeyes Return, Don't Read into the Quarterback Performance, and Nebraska's Extremely B1G Anthem Singer

By Kevin Harrish on April 13, 2019 at 4:59 am
It's the spring game, baby!

I promised Skull Sessions when the Buckeyes were back in the Horseshoe, and I ain't about to be made a liar. Best I can tell, today's a game day.

As for the game, I'm typically a Scarlet loyalist, but I'm not about to pick against the first-team offense with Ryan Day at the helm in a glorified touch football game in the midst of a quarterback battle, so I'm doing the sensible thing and picking team Gray by 18.


Word of the Day: Fracas.

 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN. One of the best parts about the spring game is it serves as a family reunion of sorts with Buckeyes from all generations making a stress-free fair weather pilgrimage to the concrete cathedral we call Ohio Stadium.

This year's list of homecomings includes Malik Hooker, Darron Lee, Michael Thomas, Gareon Conley, Jalyn Holmes, Corey Linsley, Denzel Ward, Eddie George, Pat Elflein, Braxton Miller and Cardale Jones, and with all of them in town, Ohio State decided they may as well be a useful resource to the current players.

I'm sure most of these guys will be at the game on Saturday, plus a few more – probably enough to make two football teams...






How 'bout a little halftime touch football between the former Buckeyes? I'd tune in.

 DON'T GET TOO EXCITED. Today is our first live look at Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin, at least in Buckeye uniforms, and I know damn well some of y'all are going to try to crown a starting quarterback at the end of this public scrimmage.

I implore you to resist that urge, because whatever happens today really doesn't matter at all.

Case in point, here are the quarterback stats from last year's spring game:

  • Dwayne Haskins: 9-for-19 (47.3%) for 120 yards and 2 Touchdowns
  • Joe Burrow: 15-for-22 (68.2%) for 238 yards and 2 Touchdowns

I'm the furthest thing from a Joe Burrow slanderer, but I think it's safe to say the spring game didn't paint the clearest of pictures here.

 YODDLAY CAN YOU SEE? Nebraska is bringing out the showstoppers for their spring game this year, enlisting the services of the Walmart yodeling kid to sing the national anthem, which is just about the most B1G thing I've ever heard.

I might just have to FOIA that contract because now I absolutely have to know what's in that kid's rider.

"10 chicken nuggets with extra ketchup, 23 pixie sticks, a Mountain Dew and $85,000."

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