Skull Session: Some Justin Fields or Dwayne Haskins Debate, Trey Sermon Puts in Offseason Work, and Cris Carter Remembers Being Hungry Once

By Kevin Harrish on May 25, 2020 at 4:59 am
It's the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave in Today's Skull Session.

Today, I offer my sincerest and solemn thank you to any member of our armed forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice. I also offer my sincerest gratitude to those who would be willing to do the same at a moment's notice.

You are nothing less than heroes.

Song of the Day: "Amadeus" by Family and Friends.

Word of the Day: Intrepid.

 TAKE YOUR PICK. "Would you take the best passer in Big Ten history, or your current quarterback?" is a hilarious conundrum to ponder. It would be a complete non-question for 99 percent of college football teams, but at Ohio State...

Obviously this conversation is slightly flawed given that nobody will ever have the choice of starting Justin Fields or Dwayne Haskins, but it's the offseason so I'll allow it.

We're inevitably going to be comparing both of their careers in the near future after they finishing tearing apart Ohio State's record book like a five-year-old with safety scissors. We may as well get a head start.

 GETTING READY. As it looks more and more like we're going to have a college football season, it's also looking more and more likely that Ohio State's going to have a dominant running back.

Folks – Trey Sermon is putting in the work this offseason, quarantine be damned.

There was slight concern about Seromn's health following last year's injury, but I'd say that fellow is moving like a human being at peak athleticism, and I can't wait to seem him suited up.

Ohio State's offense is going to be a cheat code this year  – as if that's any different than the past two years. And the future's sure looking bright, as well...

 PAYING FORWARD. Cris Carter knows exactly what it's like to not know where his next meal is going to come from. Now that he's a Hall of Fame receiver, he wants to help make sure nobody else ever has to feel that way.

Carter, 54, is one of several “Gold Jackets” supporting Project Isaiah, a charitable organization established during the coronavirus pandemic to provide free, boxed meals to people in need and keep food-service workers employed. The brainchild of investment banker Michael Klein, the project since its launch in April has provided more than 1.7 million meals in 11 cities with underserved communities that have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 crisis.


For Carter, the project resonates in more ways than one. He grew up with six siblings in a single-parent household headed by his mother in Dayton, Ohio. He remembers what it felt like to go hungry when there was no pandemic, just scant resources.

“It touches me personally because I don’t know what my family would have done 30, 40 years ago if there had been a pandemic,” Carter said.

“If I was a young kid sitting around all day and my mom couldn’t go to work and we couldn’t go to school, it would have been tough. I was going to school for at least two of my meals.”

I'd honestly say I take most things in my life for granted, and I need to work on that, but I very much wish everyone in the world could take eating for granted. 

 1,000 YARDS AND A TORN LABRUM. Carlos Hyde just had the best season of his NFL career, and he did it in typical Guapo fashion – with no regard for his body.

Let me be clear that I would not be doing a damn thing besides clutching my shoulder in pain if I tore my labrum, and Guapo's out here crossing the 1,000-yard mark. We may as well not even be the same species.

 FIGHTING FOR SECOND. This has been an incredible week for Michigan #takes that are just painfully on-brand.

First, we had Josh Gattis very seriously and unironically saying "we know what game matters..... but," regarding the rivalry, Now, we've got this work of art celebrating a distant second place behind Ohio State.

"If you forget about Ohio State, Michigan is actually above average!"

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