Skull Session: Ohio State Suddenly Has a BYE Week, Gene Smith Saw This Coming, and Why the College Football Playoff Doesn't Want to Delay

By Kevin Harrish on November 12, 2020 at 5:39 am
QB1 is getting it done in today's skull session.

Well, I guess the good news is, my weekend suddenly opened up!

Word of the Day: Lithe.

 WORK DON'T STOP. There may not be a game on Saturday, but the Buckeyes were still working.

I'm not going to pretend this is ideal; I was looking forward to watching Justin Fields throw for more touchdowns than incompletions once again. But at the end of the day, an off week before a top-10 showdown against the clear second-best team in the Big Ten is not the worst thing in the world.

I'm not even sure how joking I am? Is Indiana actually good?

 IF ONLY THERE WAS ANOTHER WAY. The most frustrating part about the canceled game is the fact that there's is not a buffer week to potentially make the game up.

It's a shame. If only there was a clear solution to this problem that could have been implemented weeks ago. Surely the conference leadership would have taken it.

Wait, you mean to tell me that the Big Ten made a reckless decision that wasn't grounded in reality even though there was an obvious solution in front of them? That doesn't sound like the conference I love to know!

 MOVE IT BACK. We've got a total of eight college football games already postponed or canceled this week, and we've already had multiple teams have to cancel games with no buffer dates remaining to make the game up.

The obvious solution here is to push back the College Football Playoff, even a few weeks. But just the thought of that has ESPN clutching its pearls.

There are a lot of things about is hell year that I'm not exactly thrilled about – that's kind of been the theme of human existence since like, March.

More than that, I've never claimed to be smart, but wouldn't being able to televise several (dozens, perhaps?) additional makeup games more than compensate for the lost revenue from moving the games?

Let's think this through and not needlessly treat your scheduled date as a religious holy day.

 NO MATTA. It looks like our favorite former Buckeye basketball coach will not be getting back into the game, after all.

I have a suggestion – Thad Matta, NBA coach. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

 THIS BEAUTIFUL SPORT. We may be cheated out of Buckeye football this week, but at least nobody is taking away our MACtion, and it was absolutely glorious.

The MAC is like watching a reality show, mixed with a sitcom, mixed with a video game and I love every second of it.

 SONG OF THE DAY. "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister.

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