Skull Session: Brice Sensabaugh is a 6-foot-6 Duane Washington, Blake Haubeil Chases NFL Dream, and Running Backs Take to the Kitchen

By Kevin Harrish on May 30, 2022 at 5:52 am
There's a flag in today's skull session.

A day off of work during the early parts of the summer feels like nothing short of a Godsend and I hope today brings you all delightful combinations of burgers, beer and sunshine.

But while you enjoy your workless Monday, please take some time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, because that's what today is about.

Word of the Day: Obluqoy.

 GRILLING SZN. The best and most correct way to observe Memorial Day is by firing up that grill and tossing on your meats of choice. 

That's where you'll find me on this scorching Monday afternoon, but it looks like Buckeye backs got a little head start on the holiday weekend on Friday, turning their grilling skills into a little friendly competition.

We don't have much behind-the-scenes footage yet (I assume Gee Scott is all over it, though), but apparently things didn't go as smoothly as you might have hoped.

Personally, if I had to pick anybody there to work my grill, I'm rolling with Tony Alford 11 out of 10 times. Roll with the wisdom and experience – your stomach will thank you.

Related: in college, my friends and I threw a Bring Your Own Meat party. It was exactly what it sounds like – everyone brought some form of meat, we tossed it on a grill and enjoyed a vast variety of delicious protein. Can't recommend it enough. God bless America.

 DUANE, BUT 6-FOOT-6. The Buckeyes are bringing in four top-60 freshmen this year and from the sounds of it, one of them already has Chris Holtmann a little extra excited.

Folks, meet forward Brice Sensabaugh.

“He's physically one of the most unique players we've coached,” Holtmann said of Sensabaugh. “He’s Duane in a 6-6 frame … He's as good of a shooter as there is in the country as a freshman."

To understand why this quote has me so giddy, you have to understand two things.

First off, I unabashedly love Duane Washington. I have been a Duane apologist for years (y'all probably all know this already – I'm sure it drove you crazy) and I think he was one of the most underappreciated talents to play at Ohio State in the modern era.

Secondly, Holtmann LOVED Duane as a freshman. Before his freshman season (which was also Holtmann's first year at Ohio State), Holtmann spoke to several media members off the record before the season started and just gushed about how Duane was a better and more confident shooter than they expected and that he was going to play a lot as a true freshman.

So when he says "Duane, but 6-foot-6," I could not be more sold, and this kid hasn't even put on a Buckeye uniform yet.

 KEEP ON TRYING. Blake Haubeil has yet to find a long-term NFL home, but he ain't letting that get him down. He's just ready for his next shot.

The Bosas, Chase Youngs and Justin Fields of the world get all the headlines around these parts for obvious reasons, but I have nothing but respect for the Buckeyes that chase their NFL dream for years by bouncing around from team to team and practice squad to practice squad.

I simply do not have the patience and confidence to be turned down time after time and still just moving right on to the next opportunity. I absolutely admire those who can.

 BALD IS BETTER? I waved the white flag on hair loss and started shaving my head well over a year ago at this point.

Since then, my life is mostly unchanged. But I must say, this certainly has not happened:

Maybe I'm doing it wrong?

 SONG OF THE DAY. "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John.

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