BuckeyeXtra - The Columbus Dispatch : Breakout game eludes Pryor

Terrelle Pryor had the opportunity for a signature victory against No. 3 Southern California, but an 11-of-25 passing night wasn't enough to lead Ohio State to a win. Full Story
Vinny

United States

#1 Sep 13, 2009
Maybe he can consult his boyhood hero, Michael Vick, and figure out how to pass? Pryor won't be the first, nor the last Qb who can't forsake the spotlight, glamour, etc. of the position when he and more importantly, his team would be better served by said player playing another position. Stanley Jackson > Steve Bellisari > Terrell Pryor.
Nick

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 13, 2009
Terrelle Pryor needs to be more than an athlete playing quarterback at this point, he needs to be a quarterback playing quarterback.

Right now, I fear for the job security of the NFL GM who drafts hims as a quarterback.

Jim Tressel's playcalling doesn't really help the cause, but that's not changing anytime soon because no one at Ohio State has more power (not even to force him to change certain assistants and playcalling duties).
Biff Barfman

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Sep 13, 2009
Defense played a great game until they went into "prevent win" defense on the last drive. The O-Line did a credible job. You can't blame them.

Pryor didn't have a clue back there. He had plenty of time on many of the plays and still missed open receivers, besides throwing inaccurately. This loss is on him more than anybody. This is so disappointing after all the megahype. Simply put, he is OVERRATED.

Barkley is a better QB than Pryor. We got beat by a true freshman starting his second game in the horseshoe. Barkley will end up a huge star and will have a pro career. Pryor has no no better future as a Pro QB than a greyhound would have in one of vick's dogfights. Watching his sloppy play was worse than being held under water or being thrown into concrete. Better start working on those receiver skills.

To think some were talking about a Heisman for Pryor? That's a laugher.
Brutess419

Mesa, AZ

#5 Sep 13, 2009
I don't believe in looking at the past and saying "what if." Because "what is" is what counts. Now and forward. "Tim Tebow Can Cure Cancer," your posting is appreciated by me. Thank you. It's interesting to me that the media glorifies USC at this point when some "bashing" might serve them well right now. A #3 USC is getting all the credit for beating a #8 Ohio State that was a HUGE underdog? USC was so outstanding when Ohio State man handled them (especially our DEFENSE - hats off!) the entire game? USC got very lucky to win this game.

And on another note, I've been behind the coaching staff 100% but it is now slipping, I must admit. When you keep doing the same things and expect different results, that's called GET A CLUE! Coach Tressel, you need to surround yourself with a better, more successful group of coaches in order to retain your leadership. Tell them it's nothing personal, it's business!! There needs to be a change to find the right formula. The formula you have now needs tweeking!! Big time.
Woody Schembechler

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Sep 13, 2009
Pryor was a giant among kids in high school and could dominate through his athleticism. This gave rise to incredibly unrealistic evaluations of his talent. Trouble is, at this level the other players are also gifted athletes. Among equals his lack of quarterback skills becomes dreadfully evident.

Hopefully we can get a better quarterback and use Pryor as a receiver. If not, then we had better exploit his running skills and forget about being a pocket passer because he just isn't and never will be. It's too bad.
Vinny

United States

#7 Sep 13, 2009
As the offensive coordinator, Tressel has been, is, and will continue to be the offensive and team problem at Ohio State. He must be the coach that leaves. Admittedly, I don't think that--besides Bollman--there are any quality offensive coaches. But Tressel is the one who has chosen who the assistant coaches are and is the one who has been designing and calling the plays since 2001. He's the one that needs replacing. Rearranging the deck chairs while the ship is sinking is what you are pushing for; but the ship still sinks, get it?
Brutess419 wrote:
I don't believe in looking at the past and saying "what if." Because "what is" is what counts. Now and forward. "Tim Tebow Can Cure Cancer," your posting is appreciated by me. Thank you. It's interesting to me that the media glorifies USC at this point when some "bashing" might serve them well right now. A #3 USC is getting all the credit for beating a #8 Ohio State that was a HUGE underdog? USC was so outstanding when Ohio State man handled them (especially our DEFENSE - hats off!) the entire game? USC got very lucky to win this game.
And on another note, I've been behind the coaching staff 100% but it is now slipping, I must admit. When you keep doing the same things and expect different results, that's called GET A CLUE! Coach Tressel, you need to surround yourself with a better, more successful group of coaches in order to retain your leadership. Tell them it's nothing personal, it's business!! There needs to be a change to find the right formula. The formula you have now needs tweeking!! Big time.
robert

Portsmouth, OH

#8 Sep 13, 2009
i see the video that tp takes the blame,last year against penn st he did so unfairly, however he should take the blame for last night.He flat out crapped his pants last night.This kid is a stud athletically but keeps tripping over his own head.Hopefully the game slows down soon for him and he can stop thinking and just play
Buckeye Fan

Stow, OH

#9 Sep 13, 2009
The bottom line is this. You can't blame Terelle Pryor for anything concerning this game. That kid is a winner. Tressel just doesn't have the passion to win. He is a great father-like, mentor type of coach but he doesn't have the killer instinct the big programs have and because he's the boss his players are playing out of his conservative ways. Turn the boys loose. Turn Terelle loose and let him be Terelle. He's proven that he's worked on his passing and he's only going to get better but let him learn the game and use his strengths when needed. Coach Tressel is a great guy but we will never win a championship unless he gets a winner's passion and take risks. The championship team we had against Miami made Tress look good because they were so talened and rebelled against his conservative ways. They wanted to win and they did just that. This isn't about a humanitarian award for college fotball. This is about competing at the highest level and having fun. I honor the players respect for coach Tress and they should but it's time to start winning the big games and it starts with the coach. Michigan isn't playing this year. They're proving that. Unless Coach Tress stop worying about hurting the other coaches feelings about beating up on them, we will never win anoter championship
Buckeye Fan

Stow, OH

#10 Sep 13, 2009
I am amazed at the comments you people can make about Terelle Pryor. He's a kid for crying out loud. He gets upset when they don't go for 4th and 2. He isn't the boss. Tressel is and it's that simple. I challenge you all to convince tressel to alloe terelle to be the player that we all know that he already is. he doesn't call the plays. He follows Tress orders like he should. If he does well you praise the kid but when he doen't do well you blast him. Either be faithful and believe in him or not. Tressel is the problem. Tressel has blown all the big games because he plays to conservative. He doesn't want to offend the other coaches by beating up on them ad then you gus blame Terelle and other players from the past. Berkley is no where close to Terelle. He had 7min per lay to throw the ball. He was well protected. He didn't do anything special. What person couldn't keep their poise being so protected. Terelle was constantly on the go and looking for SOLUTIONS.He could've been a bit more patient at times but again, he's learning. Soe of you people really amaze me with your criticism. You'll be the same people praising Terelle when he does something brillant and even buy his jersey. Where is your true loyalty? Attack the coach because he's the boss. He makes the decisions. Does people blame your kids or siblings for things you should be taking responsibility for? Put yourself in Terelle's situation. He's not the only player on the field. How can he create something without a supporting class? He ca't do it all. That's why it's a team
GoBux

Washington Court House, OH

#11 Sep 13, 2009
Terelle Pryor is going to be a very good QB. He is looking much, MUCH better than last year - and he is going to keep getting better. TP played like a good sophomore QB. He is still somewhat green - he IS a sophomore. True, USC had a freshman QB that played out of his socks, but that is no ordinary freshman QB...one who had an un-ordinary high school experience (his school was 2nd in the nation his senior year) and USC has a MUCH more experienced offense than we do.

Once our offensive line gets more reps - as well as the receivers - and once we have a running game we can count on (and Boom played a heckuva game last night!) this team will be unbeatable.
The Buckeyes looked pretty good. But to say TP is not going to be NFL material by the time he leaves here is a LOT premature.

The games coming up should give him a chance to grow up - and watch him have his breakout game in the Penn State game.

I predict we will win out and go to a good BCS game, but it is very doubtful we can make it all the way back to the NC game this year.

There's always next year though...The team we watched last night is on the cusp...

One more thing - we may need a couple new assitants, but Tressel is the real deal. He will bring us another NC or two. Just watch.
Vinny

United States

#13 Sep 13, 2009
Would Pryor be a better Qb under the tutelage of Urban Meyer? I'd sure like to see, maybe as early as next season.

Regardless of who his coach is, Pryor has a LOT of work to do with regards to passing. He is every bit as raw as Steve Bellisari was, and it's going to take sometime, if it ever happens, for him to mature into a respectable passer. But I really do think Pryor would thrive under Meyer's innovative offensive scheme. Hopefully, Gene Smith can see the same.....
BUCKEYE AND NOLE

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#14 Sep 13, 2009
Brutess419 wrote:
I don't believe in looking at the past and saying "what if." Because "what is" is what counts. Now and forward. "Tim Tebow Can Cure Cancer," your posting is appreciated by me. Thank you. It's interesting to me that the media glorifies USC at this point when some "bashing" might serve them well right now. A #3 USC is getting all the credit for beating a #8 Ohio State that was a HUGE underdog? USC was so outstanding when Ohio State man handled them (especially our DEFENSE - hats off!) the entire game? USC got very lucky to win this game.
And on another note, I've been behind the coaching staff 100% but it is now slipping, I must admit. When you keep doing the same things and expect different results, that's called GET A CLUE! Coach Tressel, you need to surround yourself with a better, more successful group of coaches in order to retain your leadership. Tell them it's nothing personal, it's business!! There needs to be a change to find the right formula. The formula you have now needs tweeking!! Big time.
Amen to that Brutess419. Tressel is being held back by his assistants.
Montana

Columbus, OH

#16 Sep 13, 2009
Barkley= the best QB (Pryor should learn from him)
USC= the best last night

LOL!
Bill Ions

Scottsdale, AZ

#17 Sep 14, 2009
Its kind of funny reading these post from ohio state fans.(Not The Ohio State Uni) I notice you guys are blaming pryor for the loss! I guess Pete Carrol should have made Matt Barkley run the ball instead of THROW the ball! I guess Mack Brown should have made Vince Young throw the ball instead of RUN the ball. Its funny, you guys have so many athletes in that program and you don't understand how they should be used! Terrel Pryor isn't a passing qb, hes a RUNNER!!!!! The Ohio coaches lost this game just like they lost against Texas last year. They had texas beat and tried to bring up the safeties and line backers to get a Grand Finally Sack against texas and got burned. Don't you all understand football? The Ohio State Fans are so Dillusional that they can't see that. I had no clue, but now i know why u guys can't win outside the big 10. You will always accept Moral Victories.
Bill Ions

Scottsdale, AZ

#18 Sep 14, 2009
pryor would do great with urban and florda. u think urban meyer is going to tell tebow to run the ball every play. urb usess players strengths. urb is smart.

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