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My take on Pryor

Posted on: March 19, 2008 1:57 pm
 

First let me just say I am glad he chose Ohio State over Michigan and Penn State.  Is it because I think he is the next great thing?  No, not really, the kid has things to prove at the next level.  On the chance that he can fulfill or surpass the potential that seemingly everyone has identified I am glad he is on my team.  Mostly what I hope for the kid is that he enjoys his time at Ohio State (I probably enjoyed mine a little toooooooooooooooooooo, alright a lot, toooooooooooooooooooooo much.

I hope he enjoys his time in the Dorm (OSU has a rule that all Frosh live in a dorm or with a family member), in the classroom, and on the playing field.  I still look back on my time there as 4 of the best years of my life.  Welcome to the family Terrelle, we are really glad you are here.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Buckeyes, Pryor
 
Comments

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2008 8:34 pm
 

My take on Pryor

"Any Michigan football fan who says they are not a bit upset at losing both Malett and Pryor are just full of it. "

Actually I am not upset with not having either. Mallett is a physically talented QB with all the physical tools to be a very good pocket passer. What was apparent from watching him play; however, is that his lack of foot speed is an issue as well as his mental toughness. It was apparent late in the season that the offense did not have confidence in him and I saw him jawing with coaches when criticized. Thats not to say I wouldnt still want him at UM. I just think he has a lot of maturing to do before he can be the kind of the leader you need in a Big Ten QB.

As for Pryor, I have questions about his character. I dont buy that he wanted to take more time to make a decision. I think he likes the spotlight. How is it going to play out when he has to wait for his chance to step into it?




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2008 8:14 pm
 

My take on Pryor

His choice confuses me. At OSU he will have to sit behind at least 1 maybe 2 other QBs before he gets a shot at starting. At UM he would have had a reasonable shot at being #1. Plus, the offense at OSU is a traditional big ten, ball control offense (although Tressel has gone with 4 wide at times). At UM he would have been in a spread offense where he might have become the next Pat White (though bigger and with a better arm).

How much do you want to bet he doesnt finish his career at OSU as a QB?

Also, given the situation with UM basketball, he would have had a legitimate shot seeing significant playing time as a frosh there as well.




Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2008 11:16 am
 

My take on Pryor

It is a big deal.  If Pryor becomes the greatest QB in the history of the game, or if he never takes a snap as college QB, Ohio State won the recruiting battle and that is big - especially in Rodriguez' first recruiting year.  Any Michigan football fan who says they are not a bit upset at losing both Malett and Pryor are just full of it.  Rodriguez has solidified some good recruits, but with an incoming coach there are always questions about how the transition will play out.  Pryor would have given Michigan a much better shot at success in the initial year under the new staff.  A shaky start for the new coaching staff could have HUGE ramifications in the arms race of recruiting.  This is the first coach UofM has brought in that is not part of the Bo regime.  There are a lot of nervous Wolverines right now, and the big ? at QB is not making things any better.



Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2008 8:19 am
 

My take on Pryor

I agree with "the  departed".  It is way to early to really know how this kid will turn out.  Every team every year has players recruited that are supposed to be the next coming and then four years you may see production and then again you may never hear of them again.  Just my opinion but these kid seems like he may be very high maintenance.  He wants the attention and spotlight on himself.  We'll see.  I am not a fan of any of the other schools that wanted Pryor so is not were I am coming from.  Just think he wanted the spotlight on himself and only himself therefore he didn't want to declare when everyone else did.  He isn't going to have that kind of time and indecision while he is in the pocket. 



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2008 9:53 pm
 

My take on Pryor

Who cares??? I mean really. It's too early to matter with all this hype for a prep player.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2008 6:30 pm
 

My take on Pryor

I hope he is at peace and content with his deicision, with no second thoughts.  Hope he has a good career athletically and academically and all that all his dreams find fulfillment.



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2008 4:43 pm
 

My take on Pryor

I happy to see he's in a good situation with the Buckeyes. It was the best opportunity and I know they will groom him similar to Tim Tebow in Florida.



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2008 4:14 pm
 

My take on Pryor

Pryor is a STUD!!!  I seen him play a couple of times and he is very talented.  Ohio State fans are going to enjoy this kid.

 




Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2008 3:19 pm
 

My take on Pryor

GOBLUE614 is regurgitating this post on multiple threads.  3 good qb's is a problem that I am happy to have to deal with.  Denial a'int just a river in Egypt buddy.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: March 19, 2008 2:52 pm
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