Skull Session: Nebraska would lose $ 50million if they played outside the Big Ten, negative recruiting has already started and incredible Buckeye auction kicks off


Just to put everything in perspective …

We live in wild and wild times.

Word of the day: inconsolable.

COMIC RELIEF. There wasn’t a lot to smile about yesterday, but Urban Meyer raging against a shirtless man for standing behind his live nationwide TV show was absolutely one of them.

Prayer for this man who received the full extent of Urban’s anger as those cameras stopped rolling.

IS IT WORTH THE VALUE, NEBRASKA? Nebraska have been damn insisting they’ll try to play a fall football season outside of the Big Ten if the conference decides to postpone fall sports.

It’s their call, but the Big Ten have about 50 million reasons why they shouldn’t be doing this.

When Yahoo Sports specifically asked Warren if Nebraska could play college football this fall, it gave a response that would nod its hard-line predecessor with approval.

“No,” he said firmly. “No and be a member of the Big Ten Conference.”

Warren’s concise rebuttal to Nebraska is a nice window into the results he used to help guide the decision that could ultimately define his career as the Big Ten commissioner. He politely told Nebraska that if he got rogue, he could pack it where the corn didn’t peel. And the league would be happy to keep their $ 50 million cup and share it with those who play well.

So here is. If you’re wondering why Ryan Day seemed to think leaving the Big Ten was a much better idea than Gene Smith, this would probably be why!

LET NEGATIVE RECRUITMENT BEGIN. The Big Ten’s decision to postpone the season is sure to hurt the state of Ohio on the recruiting trail. How much remains to be seen, but teams are already using it as a negative recruiting argument against Big Ten teams.

If the other three Power Five conferences really take place and play a season, it will be a disaster for about 347,819 reasons, but this is definitely one of them.

Even if a #teen doesn’t explicitly buy that Ohio state or Big Ten football, the Buckeyes are selling out on Saturday – even if it’s just on TV. It’ll be pretty hard to do that recruiting ground when you’re not playing, but other teams are.

SHOPPING THERAPY? If shopping and spending is your coping mechanism of choice, I’ve got news – you can spend a ton of money on extremely unique Buckeye gear, starting today.

Sloopy Auctions is back with a ridiculously impressive collection of unique Ohio State gear and memorabilia, auctioning off everything from a 2014 National Championship ring to a handwritten letter from Ohio State legend Chic Harley.

If you’re trying to snag a piece of Buckeye’s story, the auction starts at noon today. You can see the full file here.

SONG OF THE DAY. “Everything hurts” by REM

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