TO THE HOT TAKE CANNON
Well, um, I'm not sure what to say other than to quote and link this article. Terrelle Pryor details the story of selling his Gold Pants for $3,000, money he says he used to pay his Mom's rent and heat bills.
Whenever I write my book the proof will be in there, the receipt that the money I gave my mother was to pay the electric and heat bill. The truth is going to come out one day when the time is right. I don't think I deserved (being punished) in that way, because of the reason I was doing it. I felt like I was doing God's work in a way, and I was getting driven into the ground.
Strangely, he mentions nothing about tattoos, loaner cars, etc. Some people are just crazy enough to believe their own nonsense.
Going to be hilarious to watch OSU fans try to spin this one. Urban lost their top target at TE whose older brother already plays for OSU to this guy:
Hey, it's better than typing "OH," right?
Interesting article on the recruiting battles between UM, MSU, and OSU around the midwest in the Detroit News. Some shots at us, but for the most part pretty fair.
He was especially irritated by the Buckeyes' poaching of one-time top Spartan commit Se'Von Pittman, something his mentor, Jim Tressel, wouldn't have done. "They've got a new coach, and it's different," Dantonio said. "I would say it's pretty unethical, in the end."
Kalis endured the scrutiny in his hometown and stood firm, perhaps the first sign Michigan was officially back in the fray. A larger sign: Of the 15 players on the Detroit News Blue Chip list, nine signed with Michigan and two with Michigan State.
The only recruit yet to sign is Monty Madaris. Speculation abound that he called off of school sick today and that Mr. Meyer may be in his ear. (RCMB calls Meyer 'Nucky', which if you follow Boardwalk Empire, then - yes. This may be the only RCMB nickname that I approve) Their class consists of 17 kids, not counting Madaris. Notable additions: Burbridge (WR), Cox (DB), and Jamal Lyles (DE).
Nucky has snake-oiled enough recruits to earn the top recruiting spot in the Big Ten. Aside from the possibility of Madaris, OSU today confirmed the commitment of 4* Kyle Dodson (OT). Meyer sleazed his way into the heart of several other previously spoken for recruits including; Pittman (DE, MSU), Reeves (DB, PSU) Taylor Decker (OL, ND), and Camren Williams (LB, PSU). I'm starting to associate Meyer with Saban in terms of sleaztasticity. Sleaztasticity may not even be a strong enough invented word. He has brought SEC oversigning north on his unholy conquest of the midwest, continuing to find ways to pull in recruits. Thankfully, Hoke had our guys hanging strong and we did not lose any commits, just lost a few recruiting battles. Meyer's next trick is to find a way, through power of hypnosis, to convince several bench warmers that they should try their hand in ice dancing.
Today ND lost a borderline blue chip prospect to Houston, if that gives you a sense of their day. They also lost out on another solid 4* guy in OL Decker. Their current class sits at 16, with Gunner Kiel as the only 5*. Their class never materialized, leaving many Domers pissed about their prolongation of the return to greatness.
Let the speculation begin.
Edit: Word is that the media will get first crack at seeing what the NCAA came up with at 2PM. I'll keep an eye on twitter and update the post appropriately.