Skull Session: Devin Brown Wanted to Compete With Quinn Ewers, Candidates to Replace Jim Harbaugh, and Dwayne Haskins Thanks Ben Roethlisberger

By Kevin Harrish on January 5, 2022 at 4:59 am
Miyan Williams is cool in today's skull session.

There are few things in life that I respect more than a person's ability to laugh at themselves.

And Micah Bernard – the fellow responsible for giving up a strong portion of Jaxon Smith-Njigba's 347 yards – has that.

I know as well as anybody that when you get dunked on online, the best thing you can do is just tip the cap.

Word of the Day: Repine.

 AIN'T SCARED. When Devin Brown committed to Ohio State just days before Quinn Ewers transferred from Ohio State, I think most people assumed he knew something. Turns out, he didn't. He was coming regardless of if the mullet stayed or left.

In fact, he was a little disappointed to see Ewers go because he wanted to compete with him.

“No, I had no indication,” Brown said. “My plan was to go in and compete with him. That’s what I wanted to do so I was actually sad when he left.”

There was never any reason to believe that Brown wasn't an extremely competitive person, but this pretty much solidifies it. He didn't choose to come to Ohio State to sit the bench or wait his turn or hope somebody transferred – he came to beat out Quinn Ewers.

 THE NEXT MICHIGAN MAN? If you believe the rumblings, Jim Harbaugh may be on his way out of Ann Arbor and headed to an NFL gig very soon. 

That would be hilarious, mostly because it would indicate that Harbaugh himself thinks that season was an absolute anomaly and there's not a shot in hell he could do it again. But even more hilarious would be the fact that Michigan would have to find another head coach a calendar year after pretty much admitting they didn't have any good options.

Here's what we're looking at:

Bill O'Brien would be hilarious and deliciously on-brand for his ability to completely mismanage and underdevelop elite talent (pour one out for Christian Hackenberg). On the other hand, Mike Hart would be a perfect "radically underqualified Michigan Man" hire.

I just can't pick!

 “I WISH I COULD THROW LIKE YOU.” Ben Roethlisberger played what was likely his final home game on Monday night, and former Buckeye quarterback Dwayne Haskins took to Twitter to thank his former mentor and share a special jersey he gave to him.

"I wish I could throw like you."

That's a strange comment for a quarterback that's won multiple Super Bowl rings to make towards a third-year player who hasn't even been active for most of the season. But given that Ben threw for 123 yards on 46 attempts on Monday night...

Yeah that checks out.

 TWINNING IS WINNING. Folks, we might have ourselves a Parent Trap situation going on in Columbus.

I didn't notice it before, but he definitely ain't wrong – the side-by-side is pretty uncanny.


Regretfully, I'm not sure there's much competitive advantage to be gained from this, but I'm sure the Ohio State video team can get a little creative for entertainment purposes.

 SONG OF THE DAY. "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by Charlie Daniels.

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