Are Ohio State Fans Losing Patience With Terrelle Pryor?
Quick, name the Ohio State backup quarterback. You probably can't, but that didn't stop nearly 45 percent of Buckeye fans from expressing their sentiments that sophomore Terrelle Pryor, one of the most highly recruited football players this decade, should be benched.
Pryor threw two interceptions in the team's most recent loss, and the frustrations are seemingly not so much with the conventional offense such a gifted athlete is being used in, but with Pryor himself:
Among Buckeyes, anyway, the Purdue loss seems to have been less the subtle moment when Pryor crossed the blurry line between "burgeoning star" and "burgeoning mediocrity" than the moment when the dam finally broke all at once. This, after all, was not another loss to Penn State or USC, but a total offensive collapse against a last-place team riding a five-game losing streak — the kind of routine, gimme win Ohio State has never let slip away on Tressel's watch — and the critics of both Pryor and how OSU is using Pryor are rushing into the breach with both barrels blazing.
Sad. Wonder how Pryor would look in that Michigan offense right about now?