Skull Session: Dwayne Haskins' Top Plays, Wyatt Davis Defends Justin Fields, and Ohio State's Passing Game Slings It

By Kevin Harrish on April 20, 2021 at 5:35 am
The team is sitting on the bench in today's skull session.

Less than a week ago, top-100 prospect Xavier Worthy was still technically a part of the Michigan football team. But after a swift decommitment and a request to be released from his letter of intent, he's out here posting this on Twitter:

Elite shade.

To be clear, he's almost surely not coming to Ohio State (the Buckeyes don't need much help at the receiver position these days, in case you haven't noticed). Meaning, this is just elite trolling of his ex fanbase. Respect.

Word of the Day: Melancholy.

 DWAYNE'S WORLD. Dwayne Haskins started just one season at Ohio State, but that was still enough for him to rack up a solid 5,000 career passing yards and more than 50 touchdowns.

So when you ask him to rank his four favorite plays, my guy's got options. But he did it.

Honestly, this is harder than almost any other player who I've ever seen do this simply because there are like 20 instances where he threw it 40 yards downfield and it landed right in the lap of a streaking wide receiver. And those were all my favorite play!

I also love the one where he casually trotted right past two five-star defenders and almost scored during the 2017 Michigan game (remember when Michigan used to have five-star defenders?), given that he ran like C-3PO the rest of his career.

All in all, though, this is a solid list and I have no real qualms.

 THAT'S HIS QUARTERBACK. Wyatt Davis spent most of his time at Ohio State protecting Justin Fields from pass rushers, and now he's doing it from unfair pre-draft criticism.

I don't think I ever would have expected him to say anything different here, but that doesn't mean I don't still love a good 'ole honest and fiery defense of his teammate.

 INDIANA, OFFICIALLY SALTY. 2020 was wild for (the limit does not exist) reasons, but one thing we don't talk nearly enough about is how Indiana and its football fans (which apparently exist?) flipped from loveable underdogs to absolutely unbearable irrationalists with the quickness.

And here's our forever reminder that it went all the way to the top.

To be fair, there are no surprises here. This is exactly how I would have expected Indiana to vote and I don't really *blame* anybody for making decisions purely out of self-interest. But also, when literally everybody else votes in the opposite direction, that should probably tell you something about what you're perceiving as unjust.

What a wild year.

 PUSHING IT DOWNFIELD. The days of Ohio State getting most of its yards crossing routes and screen passes to Paris Campbell and K.J. Hill are done. And that's partially what has helped make Justin Fields such a polished downfield passer – that's just what the Ohio State offense does, because it's got those kinds of receivers.

And the cool thing is, those two reasons will be the same this year, regardless of who lines up at quarterback! Hell of a situation to walk into as a first-year starter, in my opinion.

 SONG OF THE DAY. "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas.

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