Skull Session: Sevyn Banks and Chris Olave Duel, All 14 Big Ten Teams Are Deciding Together, and Cameron Johnson is Covering Dog Adoption Fees

By Kevin Harrish on September 15, 2020 at 4:59 am
Larry Johnson produces very good players in today's skull session.

I can't lie, I really thought we'd be celebrating the resurrection of Ohio State's season, not sending off more future first-round picks.

But I'm an eternal optimist. Everything is going to be okay. Probably.

Word of the Day: Sundry.

 CO2 VS. 24/7. There is one universal truth I have learned about football – receivers and cornerbacks love trash talk more than anything else in the world. They live it, breathe it, and feed on it like manna, especially during the doldrums of intrasquad practices.

Michael Thomas vs. Eli Apple set the bar extremely high on that front, but it looks like we've got ourselves a new in-house rivalry brewing. 

Banks thought that 80 percent prediction was disrespectful, but it turns out, that's actually lower than Olave's win rate in single coverage in actual games all of last season (81.6%, according to PFF).

You could argue Olave was actually paying him a compliment! He expected him to shut him down better than the average cornerback (which is, to be fair, not at all).

 ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL. Whatever the Big Ten does this fall, it looks like all 14 teams are going to be doing it.

According to Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank (not to be confused with Rebecca Black), either everyone's in, or everyone's out – there will be no in-between.

Whether the Big Ten decides to reinstate its fall sports season, it will do so collectively, Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank told reporters Monday in a rare, on-the-record comment by a conference executive.

"I will say we're all going to move together in the Big Ten," Blank said during the teleconference, audio of which The Detroit News received and reviewed.

"We're all going to play or not if we possibly can.

"This isn't going to be a school-by-school thing."

I understand if that makes you want to vomit just a little bit. Two weeks ago, I would have been right there with you. But now, I actually think this might be good news.

I don't think this means the entire conference is hanging back for a few members, I think it means all the members are getting the hell on board with starting the season.

Hopefully? Hopefully.

 PUNTS FOR PUPS. It looks like Cameron Johnston – a noted booter of balls and pal of pups – is combining his two passions in an extremely kind and good way.

From what I know about the Johnston household, there's an extremely solid chance this is all a ploy from Mrs. Johnston, who will be the first in line at the shelter every week.

But rest easy, Cam. Either way, some dogs are getting homes – it just might be your home.

 MAMMA'S BOY. Dwayne Haskins earned the game ball after leading his team to 24-straight points in a 17-point comeback victory over the Eagles on Sunday, and he knew just what to do with it – take it straight to his mom. 

He really dodged a bullet that he wasn't drafted by Arizona or Miami. That would be one hell of a drive.

 SONG OF THE DAY. "Love Shack" by the B-52s.

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