Welcome to the Wednesday Skull session.

Today’s article begins with Jack Sawyer breaking down Indiana quarterback Dexter Williams, including sound bites from Gus Johnson and Paul Kelce. Can it get any better than this?

Have a nice Wednesday, right?

TERPS TIME Our poll question earlier this week was, “Is Maryland a threat against Ohio State on Saturday?”

Of the 6,002 responses, 61% answered “No,” and 39% answered “Yes.” How do you think Ryan Day would answer that question if he didn’t read it Eleven warriorsArticles (everyone should do) and vote on the daily poll?

Well, no need to ponder that question, Day told the media on Tuesday what he thinks about the Terrapins. The fourth-year Ohio State head coach expects a significant challenge from Maryland on Saturday and cited a 52-51 overtime victory in 2018 as proof of how tough that team can be.

And to the 2,325 people who answered “yes” to our question on Monday, congratulations on Coaching Day! For the 3,677 people who said “no”, it’s time to record! (I didn’t give the exact same answer as you… completely.)

such as The press release Continuing, Day said, Maryland is “always dangerous,” especially when playing at home in College Park. Ohio State is one game away from losing the 2018 game to the Terrapins, and a loss in that game would have changed the season dramatically, he said repeatedly, had the Buckeyes lost to Maryland in 2022.

With that said, Ohio State is on high alert for this weekend’s Maryland game and is taking no chances in seeing the Terrapins head into their matchup with Michigan. A repeat of the nerve-wracking game of four years ago is not what Day wants to do on Saturday, so expect the bookies to come out looking to put it away early.

And, I speak for everyone here, we don’t either.

He should have seen it coming. Ever since Marvin Harrison Jr. walked into Ohio Stadium wearing all red on Saturday — remember me. D’Angelo Russell’s costume At the 2015 NBA Draft – I should have known he was bound for an otherworldly performance.

There are a lot of things I should have seen coming about Harrison’s career, which included multiple All-American honors in his second season and maybe a Biletnikoff Award or two. How come I didn’t see it sooner?

Well, maybe it’s because more people haven’t seen it sooner.

Harrison was a highly touted recruit out of St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia, but he wasn’t the most sought-after receiver of the year. According to the 247Sports composite, he is a four-star recruit and Number 14 wide receiver Who were the other recipients in the class of 2021 and before him?

2021 top wide receiver recruits

Level

Player

The stars

Rating

group

1 EMEKA AGBUKA 5 0.9945 Ohio State

2

Jacory Brooks

5

0.9861

Alabama

3

Troy Franklin

4

0.9808

Oregon

4

Mario Williams

4

0.9801

Oklahoma

5

He is going to the hall.

4

0.9788

Alabama

6

JOJO EARLE

4

0.9762

Alabama

7

Don’t Thornton

4

0.9719

Oregon

8

XAVIER WORTH

4

0.9712

Texas

9

Deion Smith

4

0.9690

LSU

10

Christian Leary

4

0.9672

Alabama

11

Chris Hilton

4

0.9646

LSU

12

Beaux Collins

4

0.9624

Clemson

13

Brian Thomas Jr

4

0.9600

LSU

14 MARVIN HARRISON JR. 4 0.9583 Ohio State

Looking at that list today makes me sad. Recruiters How could Marvin Harrison Jr. – son of NFL Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison – not be the best on the team? No disrespect to the other players, especially Imeka Igbuka, but this is the reality after two years.

In this class, Harrison is not only the best, but the best receiver in America regardless of age. Ask Jim Knowles and he’ll say Harrison is the best wide receiver he’s ever seen in his 35 years as a college football coach.

Along with Perry Eliano, Tim Walton and Ohio State’s cornerbacks and safeties, Harrison is the best in America. That’s what happened to BIA after 10 games into the 2022 season and a start in the Rose Bowl, where you caught three touchdowns.

It’s all nonsense – I should have known! But now that I know, I’m having fun watching it. I say we all are. And the best part? We have a few more games left this season and another year in 2023 to see how great he can be.

Run the ball. Ohio State ran the ball 43 times for 351 yards against Indiana on Saturday. That’s it. so good so good. But what made the running game so effective against Iowa, Penn State and Indiana when it was average to below average at best?

Joel Klatt weighed in On his podcast this week:

Now, before you tell me, “Chase! It was against Indiana. They’re not good! You told me the Hoosiers weren’t good last week!” yes. It’s true – they’re not good. But if they’ve played their own defense in the run game against the best players in the Big Ten this season, and here’s the proof.

  • Sept. 2 vs. Illinois: 216 yards, 4.0 YPC

  • Oct. 8 vs. Michigan: 165 yards, 41. YPC

  • Nov. 5 vs. Penn State: 179 yards, 3.7 YPC

and then…

  • Nov. 12 vs. Ohio State: 340 yards, 7.8 YPC

Sure, short-yardage game failures still make Ryan Day want to bang his head against a wall, but there was overall improvement in that department on Saturday.

Baby steps, people. Baby steps. Let’s see how Ohio State’s running back and offensive line do against Maryland on Saturday before they throw it all against Michigan in two weeks. That’s when we’ll see if the upgrades really paid off. I, for one, can’t wait to find out.

Olympic Village. Ohio State women’s volleyball is on a roll, as the Buckeyes have won 14 straight matches and are 19-5 and 15-1 in the Big Ten Tournament, ranked No. 5 in the AVCA Coaches Poll.

One of the most significant factors in the Buckeyes’ success this season has been junior opposite Emily Londot, who was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday and the AVCA National Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Londot’s best performance of the season was then-No. 4 Nebraska on Sunday, had 23 kills (one shy of her career-high), a career-high 21 digs and four blocks. In the first set alone, Londot had 12 kills, including back-to-back kills as Ohio State trailed 29-28. His team-leading 10th double-double of the season.

The Utica, Ohio, native became the ninth player in program history to earn Player of the Week honors and the first since Taylor Sandbotte won the award on Oct. 4, 2016, according to a team spokesman.

Song of the day. “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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