in town for free camps
I wanted to create a post that could operate as the first in a series of of entries that highlighted those commit/transfer decisions that had significant career/financial ramifications. This is not intended to be a "LOL you didn't go to UM and now you SUXORZ" but, rather, the beginning of a log of those who fans wanted to suit up in maize and blue and who chose less green pastures.
It will be updated, with a write-up, based upon comment suggestions. As such, I really encourage people to write-in so these become Community pieces and not a GB piece.
Because the flashiest always goes first
By his own admission, Pryor likely missed out on the chance to make tangible history when he chose to go tOSU. While he has been to a bowl game every year, it was Denard, not Pryor, who broke the NCAA record books this season. Meanwhile, back at the Columbus ranch, TP (T Profit for short) has put up decent numbers in an offense that for all intents and purposes limits him and forces him to utilize his weakest abilities (pocket passing).
Minor occurrences have taken place featuring Pryor in bars or flashing jewelry/cars that have failed to allow allegations by Clarett to disappear regarding OSU recruitment/player care. What's more, maturity issues on the field and off have raised questions about his leadership abilities at a school that, for all intents and purposes, does not have a historical encyclopedia of "field generals" (with some exceptions, such as Laurinaitis, Spielman, etc.)
Slowly languishing in Tressel ball over three years, Pryor has failed to live up to perhaps unfairly tall expectations. Now that a garage sale of fail has led to him being suspended for the first games, the Buckeye passer appears set to either go into the NFL draft with an unheralded college season in which he was not named to the All Big Ten team (and perhaps sit around for a year during labor talks) or play a shortened schedule with OSU sitting potentially at 3-2 before he comes off the bench. In short: has failed to become the next/best Vince Young.
For anyone who didnt listened to recruiting roundup this morning, Sam Webb stated that he believes that Michigan currently leads for Frost and Flowers and if they picked today, both would pick Michigan. He also stated that it is his opinion that it is down between us and UNC for Tabb's services. Just a little more good news for the holidays.
I'm one of a tiny percent of people in the Gerg undecided camp, but while I was reading about the Temple job I was surprised to see my favorite ESPN analyst Bob Davie listed as one of the finalists. Some of you young bucks may not remember him as anything than a mediocre Notre Dame coach or as the analyst on a second tier SEC game on Sat nights, but back in the day he lead one of the best defenses in the country at Tex A&M before moving on to ND.
Just another fun name to throw around as we come down the home stretch.
Is it just me, or has the quality of what Ritt is writing gone down over the past month or so. He is usually pretty decent for an ESPN guy, but this latest piece has the look of "I have absolutely nothing to write about so I am just going to write words on a page to see what happens."
Basically, he says that he "hopes" that DB is not delaying his decision on RR just to avoid $1.5 million. No opinion as to whether that is what DB is doing. No info. Hell, he doesn't even say why he hopes that this is not the case.
I usually like this guy, but this is the second or third CC piece that he has written that has been completely terrible.
Cowherd interviewed Herbstreit on the OSU thing and Herbie just kind of went on a 5 minute rant on Pryor being a complete tool. It's nothing earth shattering, but it's fun to see some other alumni base bickering.