Skull Session: Urban Meyer Recalls His Favorite Highlight Plays, Big Ten Considers a Basketball Bubble, and Demario McCall Calls Ohio State's Shot

By Kevin Harrish on August 7, 2020 at 4:59 am
The Buckeyes are ready in today's skull session.

Y'all undoubtedly heart exactly what Ryan Day plans to do to Michigan this year.

Zeke did, too, and he's got some #thoughts.

In this scenario, of course, Jim Harbaugh is the snitch. And the stitches are coming in late October.

My favorite part of this whole ordeal is that nobody across the entire country seems to have even a little bit of doubt about Ohio State's ability to lay 100 on Michigan. It just comes down to whether Ryan Day would actually run up the score like that.

Imagine being on the receiving end of this and knowing you can do absolutely nothing about it. And that gap is only getting wider.

Word of the Day: Subjugate.

 URBAN'S HITS. Urban Meyer's Ohio State tenure was basically just a seven-year highlight reel, so choosing the best moment out of that ain't easy, but he gave it a try.

Damn Urban, no love for Braxton's spin move? That's the only time in my life I've ever seen a play so impressive that the opposing crowd gives it a standing ovation.

Or what about Noah Brown's reach-around touchdown? Or Binjimen Victor's 2018 touchdown against Penn State? Or the reverse pass from Evan Spencer to Michael Thomas?

I don't mean to disrespect a legend, but some of these choices are kind of weak.

The upset here is that this highlight reel doesn't include a single Terry McLaurin block or gunner highlight. I guess he just saves those clips for his personal collection.

 BUBBLE UP. If we've learned anything from professional sports during their restarts, it's that bubbles work.

That doesn't really help you much for football, where each team is basically its own small city with probably 200+ essential individuals, but it could be workable for basketball, where that number could probably be less than 50 for each team.

Feasibility aside, the other issue here is that it's tough to sell the whole "amateur student-athlete" thing when you're removing them from campus full-time and putting them in a specific location exclusively so they can play their sport.

But if you're fine with admitting that basketball players aren't normal students and shouldn't be treated as such, let's roll. An admission like that would make playing football a hell of a lot easier and more justifiable, too. It's just going to lead to some changes that are frankly going to happen anyway.

 CALLING HIS SHOT. It may have been Ryan Day's idea to drop 100 on Michigan this year, but the players are the ones who are gonna have to make it happen.

The good news is, we have Demario's word that the good guys are gonna hit the century mark this year.

Drop 100 on em

This goes without saying, but if Ryan Day actually does this, he's cemented in Buckeye lore forever.  It would be like an HD video quality version of Woody's legendary two-point conversion, except drawn out over a torturous, three-hour span.

Good lord, Michigan might have to shutter the entire football program. There would be no recovery.

 GOOD RIDDANCE. The Big Ten lost another one of its stars yesterday as Purdue superstar Rondale Moore decided to opt out of the upcoming season.

This leaves me conflicted. On one hand, it's kinda bullshit we only got to watch such an electric player for 15 total games. Plus, now Ohio State won't have a chance for revenge for what he did to our hearts in 2018.

On the other hand, now there's no possible way he can do this again.

Yeah, my official stance is an extremely respectful "goodbye and good riddance." I sincerely hope you spend the rest of your days putting millionaires on skates the way you did my favorite football team.

 SONG OF THE DAY. "Yellow" by Coldplay.

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