Skull Session: Buckeyes Are Loaded Yet Again, Why Jameson Williams Transferred, and J.T. Barrett Gets an NFL Tryout


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Word of the Day: Adjuvant.

 HEY, OHIO STATE’S LOADED. Pretty much every Skull Session I write these days has some friendly reminder that Ohio State’s lineup is absolutely stacked. Here’s today’s!

More impressively, half of those players are the No. 1 returning player at their position. And Garrett Wilson is only No. 2 because Chris Olave is No. 1.

My lone beef is that somehow Jeremy Ruckert isn’t on this list, but I guess that’s what happens when an outlet that bases their analysis almost solely on stats has to evaluate a tight end that catches less than a pass a game.

 “RECEIVER ROOM GOT CROWDED.” Turns out, the reason Jameson Williams left Ohio State is the pretty much just the reason we all would have guessed.

Jameson Williams hauled in nine catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns during the 2020 season. There was a great chance to see those numbers increase this upcoming season, but the Buckeyes also return two potential first rounders at the position in Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. The position group is deep and considered by many as one of the best units in college football.

Williams has seen playing time during his career in Columbus, but with a fully-stocked group of stars at the position he began to question how significant his role in year three at Ohio State.

« To me, things were just unclear, » Williams said. « I wasn’t certain of my role in the offense. The receiver room got crowded. I just decided I needed a fresh start. I decided to enter the portal. »

To be fair, I feel for him even more than Mookie Cooper, who voluntarily enrolled in a school with six other top-100 players at receiver and then presumably decided the room was too full.

Mr. Juiceman knew he was signing up to be in the same room as Garrett Wilson, but he had no idea the next two classes would feature three more five-stars and a player endorsed by a Hall of Famer’s son. I get it!

 BARRETT GETS A TRYOUT. It looks like J.T. Barrett’s NFL dreams aren’t over just yet; he’s getting a tryout with the Dallas Cowboys this week.

The Cowboys are bringing in two quarterbacks on a tryout basis: Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, who has spent time with New Orleans, Seattle and Pittsburgh since 2018, and Illinois State’s Brady Davis.

Now, the odds of him actually making any sort of real roster are extremely slim, considering the Cowboys already have quarterbacks Ben DiNucci, Cooper Rush and Garrett Gilbert on the roster and they’re considering adding Jeff Driskel and this Brady Davis character, as well. But it’s worth a shot!

If things don’t work out in Dallas, maybe Barrett should make a call down to Jacksonville. Shit, if Tim Tebow can play tight end, he can play fullback.

 JIM TRESSEL’S DREAM. Apparently, there was some sort of Australian Punter pow wow in the ‘Shoe yesterday?

I really don’t know much about what’s going on here, but I do know that Jim Tressel would probably be willing to sacrifice an ear to be there.

 SONG OF THE DAY. « We Are Young » by FUN.

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