Skull Session: Cardale Jones Reminds Us He's Undefeated As an Ohio State Starter, Michael Thomas Could Join Madden's 99 Club, and the Karate Kid is a Buckeye

By Kevin Harrish on July 17, 2020 at 4:59 am
The ring of honor in today's skull session.

Y'all can start your weekend with this uplifting message from former Clemson commit and future Ohio State commit Jordan Hancock.

I'll let you guess which school is forward and which is back.

Word of the Day: Bedevil.

 KING CARDALE. Cardale Jones never lost a game as a starter at Ohio State, and he ain't going to let us forget.

King Cardale and five of his former teammates got together for a little national title season rewatch – which was every bit as incredible as it sounds, by the way – and when Joshua Perry began to lament the fact that Ohio State won 24-straight games before losing two of their next three, Dolo had to set the record straight.

"Josh, you talking about we lost two of the next three. I was on the sideline like, 'Y'all lost two of the next three,'" he laughed. "I ain't lose nothing."

You know what – he sure ain't wrong. Dude left Ohio State with a fat goose egg in the L column, finishing his Buckeye career a perfect 11-0 as a starter. And that still didn't keep him from getting benched.

 99 CLUB. The Buckeyes have been getting some well-deserved love from Madden this year with J.K. Dobbins and Jeff Okudah each beginning their careers as the highest-rated players at their position among rookies, and Chase Young rumored to have the highest rookie rating period.

But there's a chance more love is on the way in the form of a 99 overall rating to a particular unguardable wide receiver.

Obviously a video game rating only matters so much, but it sure ain't a bad feeling to see a Buckeyes' name up there with Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald, Christian McCaffery and Stephon Gilmore. And he pretty undeniably belongs.

 GOT THAT PAPER. It was a good day at the Towns household as Harvard graduate Seth Towns now he's got the paper to prove it.

Now, he'll forever be a part of one of the finest and most elite academic institutions in the entire world – and also a Harvard alum.

 KARATE KID IS A BUCKEYE. As if our enemies weren't already cowering in fear, we've got the damn Karate Kid on our side.

Folks, it looks like "Get Crane Kicked," might just have to become the new "Get Dumped, Then."

Most importantly, does this mean we get Mr. Miyagi, too?

 WOMAN OF THE YEAR? Ohio State thrower Sade Olatoye has already cleaned up plenty of awards and accolades, but now she's nominated for one more – NCAA Woman of the Year.

An NCAA champion in the weight throw in 2019, Olatoye won six Big Ten championships and was a two-time Big Ten Indoor Field Athlete of the Year. She graduated this past May with her degree in health sciences and was also a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for mainlining a grade-point average of 3.70 or better in the 2019-20 academic year. Olatoye was also a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

This past February, Olatoye was announced as the winner of the Big Ten’s Wayne Duke Postgraduate Scholarship. She, along with Michigan State’s Scott Piper, will receive $10,000 towards their graduate school studies. She also earned the NCAA Winter Sports Postgraduate Scholarship. Next year, Olatoye will begin pursuing a master’s of arts and bioethics at Ohio State’s College of Medicine.

The 2019 Ohio State Female Athlete of the Year, Olatoye holds four Ohio State records: both indoor (17.88m) and outdoor (17.88m) shot put marks along with weight throw (24.46m) and hammer throw (67.49m). She also competed for the Nigerian Senior National Team and won the shot put championship at the 2019 All African Games in Rabat, Morocco. Olatoye also competed for Nigeria at the 2019 World Championships.

Worth noting, every single accomplishment listed would be the most impressive thing I did in my entire existence. I've got no problem admitting when people are better at life that I am, and Sade is undeniably that.

 SONG OF THE DAY. "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins.

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