Skull session: Buckeye offense could still improve, NCAA could allow multiple immediate transfers, and Pat Narduzzi blows up the big ten


C.J. Stroud is warming up in today's skull session.
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It’s the weekend. You did it. Congratulations!

Word of the day: Intoxicate.

OPEN SEASON. Remember all that talk about a one-time transfer? You’ll be able to throw it all out the window because the NCAA is considering giving players the option to cross as many times as they want and always get immediate eligibility.

There are slight trade-offs here as the transfer window will force players to make those moves at certain times rather than mid-season. But for those of you who were concerned that college football was turning into freedom of action, here it is.

YOU ARE SURE? Pat Narduzzi led Pitt to his best season in decades last season, but he still ended up losing the postseason to the third-best team in the Big Ten. Somehow, Narduzzi decided that this game was a perfect example of why Pitt won the Big Ten every year.

No, not just last year. Not only next year. Narduzzi sincerely suggested that the Panthers would win the Big Ten every year.

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said he thought if quarterback Kenny Pickett had played that game, it would have been a completely different game.

“He has a difference of 21 points, good. The state of Michigan is getting a kick in the ass,” Narduzzi told Bazzy’s Black and Gold Banter. “The difference is at least 14 points if Nick Patty plays the whole game.”

“You are talking about the Big Ten, the SEC and the ACC. If this is one of the best teams in the Big Ten, let’s go to the Big Ten and win it every year,” he said. “I don’t want to hear about this Big Ten dominance and SEC dominance.”

It’s perfectly fair to want to play “what if?” the game is about Kenny Pickett, but Narduzzi conveniently forgets to mention that Michigan State also had several starters, including Kenneth Walker III, who won the Doak Walker and Walter Camp Player of the Year awards.

Besides, do you know what the best team in the Big Ten actually does when they have to play their third-string quarterback in an important game? They definitely do not lose and do not complain about it in six months.

IS THERE A WHERE TO GROW? Ohio State returns the Heisman Trophy finalist as a quarterback, the highest scoring receiver in program history, the top two offensive tackles, and the second-highest running back in the nation for carrying yards last season.

And yet, despite the return of all these pieces, there remains one very clear area where the offense can improve.

As spring training began in March, offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson acknowledged some of the unit’s shortcomings from the previous season.

Wilson pointed to stiffness as one of the areas. He mentioned that this was necessary in order to “drive it in and drive it across the field”. Inconsistency in finishing blows has kept them from becoming an elite offense.

“We have a good offense now,” Wilson said. “But to be an elite offense, we have to be more consistent.”

The Buckeyes often stopped in the red zone. Their red zone touchdown percentage of 64.4% was ranked #45 by FBS.

There were times last season when I genuinely felt that Ohio State was more likely to score from 60 yards than when they were within 10. I would rather not do it again.

WHERE DO I SIGN? There are a million reasons a teenager would sign up for the dotted line to play football in Ohio State, but I’ll tell you, these properties are probably pretty damn close to the top of this list.

At least one person sees these photos and gets interior design ideas for their home and I respect everything about it.

THE SONG OF THE DAY. “I’ll Never Leave You” by Rick Astley.

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