Remy's picture
August 28, 2013 at 11:38p

Terrelle Pryor (QB)

From the onset of his delayed decision to attend Ohio State I knew Terrelle Pryor
was going to make a permanent impression on Ohio State football.

Unfortunately, the final impression he made cost Jim Tressel his job, Pryor his
senior season in the Scarlet and Gray and ultimately expunged records for the team.

As unfortunate as everything played out I was a huge Pryor fan. I believe, had he played
his senior season, Pryor could arguably be the best quarterback to have played at Ohio State.

At this moment I believe that honor goes to Troy Smith.

Some highlights of Pryor's Ohio State career:

"On September 20, 2008, Pryor threw for four touchdowns (an Ohio State record for a freshman) and one interception in his first career start for Ohio State. Ohio State beat Troy 28-10.

On October 4, 2008, Pryor ran for the winning touchdown against Wisconsin on an option play with running back Chris "Beanie" Wells.

On October 25, 2008** against Penn State Pryor threw for a career high 226 yards, connecting on 16 of 25 passes.

Against Illinois on November 15, 2008, Pryor had his first career 100-yard rushing day running for 110 yards and a touchdown.

In the Fiesta Bowl he lined up at receiver and caught his first touchdown pass in college.

Pryor led Ohio State to a 8-1 record as a starter in his freshman year; his only loss as a starter was against Penn State. (Todd Boeckman made the start in the Fiesta Bowl against Texas.)

Following the 2008 Big Ten Conference football season, he was an honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference selection by the media and Big Ten Freshman of the Year by the coaches.

In his sophomore year Pryor led the Buckeyes to another Big Ten Championship.

After starting the season slow he eventually developed into a better passer, and went on to earn the 2010 Rose Bowl MVP trophy after leading Ohio State to a 26-17 victory over Oregon. Pryor had the best passing game of his career, and also rushed for 72 yards.

For the 2010 season, Ohio State began second in most polls and Pryor began the season as a favorite for numerous awards.

On December 23, 2010, the NCAA ruled that Pryor and four of his teammates would be suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season, as a sanction for selling memorabilia." source

The 2010 season and this game never happened:

This was for sale:

This was made:

I will still remember him for going 3-0 against That Team, defeating Oregon in the Rose Bowl and Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.


I hope he can mend the bridges, and acknowledge his mistakes with Ohio State, and Buckeye fans,
like a receiver who wore No. 2 and a running back who wore No. 13 did.


** I took a hairpin turn too fast on my way to a golf outing early in the morning of the 26th. 
     My car crossed the center line and the driver rear side tire of the car hit an embankment.
     The driver rear tire was damaged, but the car and I were not hurt.

     I was fortunate not to hit an oncoming car, because that Penn State loss would have been my 
     last Ohio State game. 

     More importantly I wouldn't be here for my wife and daughter and my son would not have been born.

     Please drive safely and don't drive too fast...even if you are pressed for time to get to a golf outing.


Knarcisi's picture

Don't get me wrong. I love TP and appreciate all the work you have done, but his own section is a bit of an insult to CC and Mike Doss in my humble opinion. 

xbrax360's picture

True he might not have contributed to the point of having his own section, but just like Maurice Clarrett he had an everlasting impact on the program (good and bad) more so then Doss and CC.

"What Kind Of Speed Does HE Have"

Remy's picture

I've been studying the national media, so I gave Pryor his own page to be controversial and get a lot of page hits.
The real reason Pryor had his own page is because the original version for No. 2 was way too long.
Pryor was the last player I covered (last to play for Ohio State) so he was the easiest to copy and paste to another article. That also made it easier to delete him as well.
Wish there was more of an evil plot to it, but that's it. I'm lazy.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He is Ohio State's single season total offense record holder. That's pretty significant.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

Rose bowl mvp. Sugar bowl mvp. Beat the SEC. Would have got the crystal if they didnt rob him of his senior season. Plus he could have bailed on ohio state before the sugar bowl and been a first round pick.

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

RedStorm45's picture

Agreed.  I would have reserved special editions for the Heisman winners.

Gametime's picture

Glad you're ok Remy!

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

Remy's picture

Thanks Gametime and Bierstube, I was extremely lucky that morning.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

BierStube's picture

Speed kills .. on the football field and on the highway .. glad you made it thru Remy!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

Oyster's picture

You left out the most crucial detail.  Did you get the spare on and still make it to the outing?  I would hate for you to have paid all that money and missed out on the overcooked hamburger at the end. 

When you reach for that ball under a pine tree, do you ever think about who just peed there a little while ago?

Remy's picture

I was just over a mile away from Jaycee's (a course east of Zanesville) so I kept going.
Didn't want to look at the car until I got there.
Fortunately I only had a flat and very minimal damage to the underside of the rear bumper.
How did my car have so little damage? I have no idea.
I was driving a back-road I was unfamiliar with and took a hairpin turn going over 60 mph in a rear-wheel car with balding tires.
Played the scramble with my uncle and drove home on my spare afterwards.
Again, had there been another car I wouldn't be typing these words.
I learned my lesson.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

Thank you tp2. After all this NCAA bs lately no one can blame you for sellijng your own shit.

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

Iron_Buckeye's picture

I'm still rooting for the kid. TP made a some dumbass decision's but, give any youth a path to easy money, disadvantaged or not there will be a high percentage who fall for the trap. Kids and adults do dumbass things, my only hope is that he's learned his lesson. TP apologized, I good with that. Shit, there is a large part of me that believes we're in a better position now than we ever would've have been had Tressel not been ousted. I've always rocked my #2 jersey, but not outta love for TP but outta love for two of the best to ever wear it on the defensive side of the ball, Mike Doss and Malcolm Jenkins. Two badasses in my book!

“The minute we stop expecting greatness from our football program, we become Wisconsin.” Craig Krenzel

DJRoss926's picture

EDIT: **Made this comment before looking at the other Buckeye Countdown post. I'm an idiot**

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I remember TP for everything he did, good and bad.  I remember the 31-4 record as a starter, at least a share of the B1G, a victory over TTUN, and a BCS bowl berth all 3 years he started, and the 2 BCS wins where he was the MVP of the game.  I also remember the mistakes that he (and others) made, the further mistakes of his that were alleged that we may never really know about, and what it all triggered.  And of course, where we ended up, despite all that BS, is pretty exciting.  I hope he has learned from his mistakes, and I hope he succeeds in the NFL. 
I will agree with Knarcisi, though...I'd have given Cris Carter his own article instead of TP.  I mean, CC is an NFL HOFer and all. 
Mike Doss is still my favorite #2 that I got to see play.

Class of 2010.

stittracer99's picture

I thought the wrinkle of moving him to WR in Fiesta Bowl was brilliant and was disappointed that we didn't do this more, especially in his freshman year with Boeckman as QB. He could have been almost unstoppable out there with even a half decent player throwing to him. He probably have even caught some of the Bauserbombs!
Love him or hate him as a person, there's no denying the incredible talent he brought to tOSU.

buckeye56's picture

I will respectfully disagree with the statement " Unfortunately, the final impression he made cost Jim Tressel his job".   Jim Tressel cost Jim Tressel his job.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I thought the daily "He should be fired" headline from certain media outlets was the reason he got fired.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

pjtobin's picture

I lost a lot of respect for Pryor. He should have done what was right. He didn't. It's over now. The black eye he gave TOSU has healed. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

VintonCountyBuck's picture

Loving all the countdowns, so far Remy!!
And Hey, If your looking for one to do on Gameday  Brutus' number is 00

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

gobucks96's picture

Love it Remy...
Hard to rip on Pryor too much given the results from yesterday's NCAA crapfest. He made mistakes, but it appears he is/was not alone in the mistakes, just he gets the majority of the crap. 

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

That photo of the catch against Texas is sick

BuckeyePride's picture

That gif or whatever you call it cracks me up. 

How Firm Thy Friendship....