Skull Session: C.J. Stroud's Passing Chart Looks Like Cardale Jones, The Marching Band Will Honor 9/11, and Dawand Jones Was Nation's Best

By Kevin Harrish on September 7, 2021 at 4:59 am
C.J. Stroud has some body guards in today's skull session.

I hope that everybody had a fantastic Labor Day weekend, but I have a hunch nobody's weekend was quite as lit as the individual who turned $10 into $80,000.

I cannot confirm or deny whether this bettor was my Internet father.

Word of the Day: Postulate.

 THAT'S CARDALE JONES' MUSIC! Y'all might remember from the few times Urban Meyer has talked about the 2014 Big Ten title game that his game plan was to keep Cardale Jones from having to throw across the middle of the field.

The idea was that Dolodale had an extremely strong arm, but accuracy was a little bit of a concern considering the undertandable jitters with him making his first collegiate start in a huge game. Overthrowing or misfiring a ball to the middle of the field is a very bad problem, but if the ball is thrown deep downfield or to the sidelines, an overthrow is harmless.

It worked against Wisconsin – and frankly against Bama and Oregon, too – so it sure looks like Ryan Day dug up his predecessor's blue print.

Hey, if it works, it works.

By the way, this is exactly what I mean when I say "C.J. Stroud doesn't have to be Justin Fields." If he just simply gets the ball to any skill player in this offense with just a little space and occasionally throws it deep to a wide open Garrett Wilson or Chris Olave, this offense is going to be just fine.

 HONORING HEROES. The Buckeyes are going to be playing on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and TBDBITL will be honoring the heroes from that day the only way they know how – with an incredible halftime show.

It's mindblowing to me that most college students were not even alive for 9/11 and the ones who were certainly do not remember it, but I appreciate that the day is getting the appropriate honor anyway.

 BIG THANOS SZN. If you would have told me two months ago that Ohio Statw would have the highest-rated tackle in the country in the first week of the season, I would have absolutely believed you.

But I'm not sure I ever would have been able to guess who it was.

He's the only Buckeye to make the Week 1 Team of the Week and was by far Ohio State's highest-graded player on Thursday.

Not a bad debut start, in my opinion.

 BUCKEYE OF THE WEEK. I think it's safe to say TreVeyon Henderson introduced himself to Buckeye Nation with his play on Thrusday night. Now, he's getting a chance to do it with his words.

My extremely bold prediction is that this was not the only touchdown he will score this season.

 SONG OF THE DAY. "How To Be Yours" by Chris Renzema.

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