Skull Session: Brian Snead Kicks Off College Football Season, Big Ten Explores Domed Stadiums, and Alabama Passes Ohio State in Recruiting Rankings

By Kevin Harrish on August 27, 2020 at 4:59 am
The Buckeye logo is here in today's skull session.

You've made it to another day. I knew you could do it.

Word of the Day: Gyre.

 KICKING OFF THE SEASON. Ohio State won't be taking the field this fall, but a few former Buckeye players will – starting with the first college football game of the year.

When the college football season kicks off on Saturday, former Buckeye running back Brian Snead will be taking the field for Austin Peay in the season-opening contest against Central Arkansas.

Snead was dismissed from Ohio State in November of 2018 following rape allegations. The former four-star prospect played one season with the Buckeyes, finishing his freshman year with 11 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown.

He then spent one season at Iowa Western where he rushed for 364 yards and eight touchdowns on 92 carries before enrolling at Austin Peay.

 DOME FOOTBALL. If the Big Ten is going to start its season in January, they're probably going to have to play inside, if you know anything about how the midwest looks outside between the months of January and March.

The good news is, there is no shortage of domes available and being considered.

The Big Ten is considering several domes as sites for a potential winter 2021 football season, The Dispatch has learned.

Amanda Babb, the president of the Ohio State football parents group, said in an interview Wednesday that she had heard that indoor stadiums in Indianapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Minneapolis and possibly even Syracuse, New York, were under consideration.

Later Wednesday, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith confirmed that, texting “Yes and others” when asked about those potential sites. He declined to add details.

I'm a strong advocate for Lucas Oil Stadium – Ohio State's home away from home.

 NEW NO. 1. I remember the good 'ole days when Ohio State's lead for the nation's best class was all-but insurmountable and Alabama didn't even have a top-60 recruiting class.

Unfortunately, y'all all know how this goes – nine top-100 prospects later, and...

The good news is, there's no way Bama holds onto the title throughout the week *(hint* *hint* *nudge* *nudge*). The bad news is, if the Tide sign a sizable recruiting class, Ohio State might not be able to compete in the long-run.

But hey, at least this got interesting!

 NO PGA TOUR. Cardale Jones is good at many things, but swinging a golf club very clearly is not one of them.


Take up golf in your free time they said, itll be easy

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And yet, his swing is still better than mine, somehow.

 SONG OF THE DAY. "Star Roving" by Slowdive.

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