Today's college sports links: Terrelle Pryor leaves Ohio State with mixed legacy and an uncertain pro future
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor put up big numbers but his time at Ohio State was bumpy from the start, the Columbus Dispatch reports today.
Pryor, who released a statement Tuesday saying he will not play his senior year at Ohio State and leaves in the wake of NCAA investigations into the football program.
From the Dispatch review of Pryor's time at Ohio State:
But not everyone was convinced of that. Former OSU quarterback Craig Krenzel said he was bothered by Pryor's demeanor at times. "How many times did we see him take his helmet off or yell at somebody on the sidelines?" Krenzel said. "And not a constructive, fired-up, controlled yell, but if DeVier Posey dropped a ball, he'd get in his face "I never really looked at him and thought, 'Wow, that's the guy I really want running the team.' I always saw a guy out there for himself, and he didn't quite get it."
Pryor "and every adult around him, starting with former coach Jim Tressel" created lofty expectations and a sense of entitlement, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
How might Pryor fare as a pro quarterback? The Dispatch examined that issue in April, and and analysts said then that he's more a tight end than a quarterback to NFL scouts. The first chance Pryor may have to find out what NFL officials think of him is in July, when the NFL can conduct a supplemental draft.
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