Skull Session: NFL Scouts Want to See CJ Stroud Run, Marcus Freeman’s Comments Had Problems, and Felix Okapra Has Big Ups

I am one of the elite few many, many people who AEP deemed unworthy of electricity.

As a result, I am writing today’s Skull Session from a mobile hotspot in an 85-degree house.

God bless.

Word of the Day: Thermogenic.

USE THOSE LEGS. To everybody who spent last season complaining that one of the most prolific passers in Ohio State football history with one of the most talented receiving corps of all time should actually run the ball more often…

Congrats! You’re basically an NFL Scout!

As someone who is *very* interested in seeing him play 15 games this season, I personally want him to run as few times as possible in like 95 percent of next season’s games. But if he wants to rattle off a 50-yarder in the third quarter against Michigan or something, I guess I won’t be too mad.

FOOT, MEET MOUTH. Marcus Freeman hasn’t even coached a regular season game yet and he’s already caused multiple social media hailstorms for himself because he can’t stop saying dumb shit about his alma mater.

If you somehow missed it yesterday, Freeman basically suggested that Ohio State players don’t have to go to class and that instead they can just “take some online classes, show up for your appointments.”

There are uh… several problems here.

First off, anybody who’s attended Ohio State at least since Urban Meyer took over knows it’s basically impossible for a football player to skip class. It doesn’t happen. There are people who are literally paid to walk around campus and make sure the players are in their classes.

Even Jake Butt knows!

Secondly, it’s probably not the smartest to try to accuse other schools of shady academic shit when your team is the one that dealt with a high-profile cheating scandal less than 10 years ago under the head coach you worked for.

The NCAA announced Tuesday that it has ordered Notre Dame to vacate all 21 victories from the 2012-13 seasons, including the 12-0 run that vaulted the Fighting Irish into the national title game against Alabama, because a former student athletic trainer committed academic misconduct by doing substantial course work for two players and impermissibly helped six others.

“You can’t cheat academics at Notre Dame.”

Yeah, except the eight players who did – and those are just the ones who got caught.

And then there’s the whole “we don’t have online classes!” thing, which is just not true. And then there’s the fact that online classes barely even existed when Freeman was at Ohio State. And even if there were, isn’t this just a self-own? Dude’s out here devaluing his own degree.

All in all, it’s just levels and levels of dumb, and it would probably be in his best interest to simply refrain from talking about Ohio State until September. But for my sake, I hope he never stops. He’s a #content machine.

GET UP! It’s been a long time since the Buckeyes had a true above-the-rim big man in the post. But I’m rather optimistic that’s gonna change with Felix Okpara.

Behold:

That man is damn near seven feet tall and there is a lot of space between his feet and the ground.

People that tall aren’t supposed to be that athletic. I’m glad he’s on my team.

WHY COLUMBUS? When they signed their letters of intent, every Buckeye made a conscious and active decision to make Columbus, Ohio their home for multiple years.

Here are a few reasons why.

Not a single person mentioned that it’s the birthplace of American hero “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

I’m beyond embarrassed.

SONG OF THE DAY. “Feeling Hot Hot Hot” by The Merrymen.

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