The deadline to enter for the draft was Saturday.. and I don't know about you guys, but I for one am shocked that all of the disciplined OSU players (Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron DeVier Posey, Mike Adams and Solomon Thomas) kept to their 'agreement' with coach T and are returning for next season. now let's hope michigan makes them regret their decision to stay, and sends them out of the B1G with a loss next year!
OT: Shocked that Tosu players didn't go pro?
Not really surprised, especially with Pryor. Regardless of how he feels about himself, he is a highly underdeveloped QB, and if he doesn't want to be a TE in the league, he should come back and try to further develop his skillset as a QB.
by Twoolf that said he wants them back so they can beat them at full strength! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pryor is not a person that I feel is very truthful. I could see him telling Sweatervest one thing and doing another. Even though Pryor is a obvious Cancer, he does have a very good record for being a cancer.
Pryor would never be a pro-qb if he came out this year. He probably won't be anyway but this year it would be certain.
Herron I'm a little surprised about. The thing is, these kids' names would be mud with the entire tSIO alumni group and god knows they can tell how much of a lo$$ that can be.
I think the NFL will put him at TE.
Regardless if Pryor stays or not, he is still not NFL qb worthy. His accuracy and arm strength are very questionable. The only thing that saves his ass are his WR's and his feet, as shown in the previous bowl game.
I personally believe that Pryor is overrated. He is better on the run and would make a better TE in the big league/NFL. No worries, we gotta stay focused on the Blue Defense and get outta our own hole!
you are already gettting paid?
I think they have a buyout clause. Plus they have to give all of the cars back, not to mention giving back the tattoos... which I understand is a very delicate process, especially in a place as unsanitary as Columbus.
Why leave a good situation: Nice Salary/Free Tats/Loaded SUV's/Food/No NFL Pressure and 5 weeks off to bang fat OSU chicks to start the season...
Are any of those guys even worth a second round pick? Why is anyone surprised they came back? I'd say they would be stupid to even think about doing otherwise....but at least one of them is in fact, stupid. So maybe I am surprised.
/full circle argument
Tressel can pat himself on the back for this, but it has more to do with their lack of draft value than anything else.
Still, I like this this story. Tressel didn't have to go public with his extraction of that promise. He did it, and the guys made their pledge, before the NFL draft rating. It's done, and they all look better for it.
Looking at OSU's 2011 recruiting class, I'd like us to be more like OSU football, not less. Then, there's the Buckeye One-Year Advanced Placement Basketball Program. But even still, that team wouldn't be what it is without mature seniors like Diebler, et al.
It was a win, win situation for Tressel...he got his players for the bowl game and for next season, instead of a bowl loss and maybe losing a guy or two. He played it perfectly.
I suspect Posey and Adams would have gone in the 2nd round. Pryor around round 3. Herron might have gone before the suspensions happened, though he would have been a second day pick. His value will go down next year if Rod Smith is as good as people say.
Would not have gone in the third round other than possibly to denver. He simply was NOT a viable qb.
How else are they going to make money for their families?
Anyone think that perhaps a deal was brokered that allowed them to play in the Sugar Bowl if they came back for another season?
they'd take a major pay cut like Reggie Bush did when he left USC.
It's true! I "researched" it all by myself and boy is research important!
I wonder if there was a threat by Tressel that if they didn't stay he'd let all the other bad things they did out causing them further suspensions.
Uh, if they didn't stay, suspensions from what?
because that would put OSU program into further scrunity with investigations and possible probations.
My girlfriend of five years is from colombus, the first three weeks we dated sports never came up after we got serious she mentioned she was a huge osu fan and her family is huge osu boosters, during christmas with her family I could see the split half of them don't want TP they believe the gold pants are sacered but the other half you can tell doesn't really care what osu does aslong as they win which I teased them about is paying players and having many violations worth winning most osu fans believe so.
Woah...Periods are our friends. Try them out sometime.
periods are nothing but date ruiners.
Dude, there's this key between the comma key and the forward-slash key. It's called the period key. Use it and amazing things will happen!
Lol I know.... I'm at work and not supossed to be on a sports blog so I type fast lol.
Shocked to find out that memorabilia selling is going on at this university!
Your cut, coach.
(Sotto voce) Oh, thank you very much. (Aloud) Everybody sign this pledge!
That way if they win another Big Ten crown, Bowl game, etc they will have even more swag to offload for cash
And they lived up to it. Tressel played it perfectly.
Four of the five would have been drafted.
And all five would have started for Michigan in 2010. (Coach Rodriguez wouldn't have bumped Pryor for Denard).
I understand that Ohio State is Michigan's top rival, but don't understand why so many folks like to criticize their players and program. They have owned us for a decade. It seems to me Coach Hoke and Michigan should be working to out-OSU Ohio State: Starting a Michigan decade of dominance, going to BCS games every year, winning a national title and many conference titles. And recruiting and landing four- and five-star players again.
Probably because, as a program, no one wants kids who are selfish and sell their gear and awards, as well as accept free gifts, putting the program in jeopardy. I know it is arrogance, but its the truth, we do like to hold ourselves to a higher standard in terms of conduct and the molding of young men. I would not want to out-OSU ever. I would want to Michigan OSU into the ground and laugh because we beat them, doing it the right way.
I could not of said it any better.
Very well said, and I completely agree with you.
When you're done patting yourself on the back, realize that Michigan offered Pryor, Herron and Adams and would have gladly taken Posey.
I meant in recruiting and on the field.
And I hope you're not suggesting that we're holier-than-thou, not in a year in which we are on NCAA probation.
I would want to Michigan OSU into the ground and laugh because we beat them, doing it the right way.
OK, that's fine by me, if we do it.
But I bet if you had Bo himself evaluating Tressel and his program as well as our program he wouldn't be complaining about the OSU methods, coaches or players. He'd be complaining about Michigan, its administration, coaching, methods and players.
My complaint is with Michigan fans who, instead of simply rooting for the Wolverines, instead whine about our rivals, criticizing their coach and players -- who have owned us for a decade. THAT is not the MICHIGAN way. We should admit we've been outcoached, outrecruited and outplayed -- FAIR AND SQUARE -- and set about turning things around. Terrelle Pryor and his teammates and their past off-the-field transgressions aren't to blame. Their dominance ON THE FIELD is.
It is not "Michigan" to be sniveling whiners.
We should act like Michigan men, accept where we are and do what it takes to get where we need to be. Period.
Ask Brady Hoke what he thinks about Tressel. Or Rich Rodriguez. Or Lloyd Carr. Or all of the Big Ten coaches.
They like and respect him.
And ask the players he coaches. While he's coaching them or after they've left, the players like and respect him.
Ask the players he recruits but can't sign. He doesn't negative recruit.
If tressel was Michigan's coach you'd love him.
Why is it a dirty trick? The players did something wrong. Tressel made sure they took their punishment.
He essentially punished them by blackmailing them.
Don't you mean tsio players? Man I hope we go all hokeamania on them in the upcoming year.
because they propably wouldn't stay unless their suspensions will be reduced. You wait and see, they willhave to sit out the first couple of games and it will be meaningless. OSU is a sacred cow for the NCAA, as long as they are the "flagship" of the B1G for the BCS, they will not get any serious penalties. Do we need to revisit the Trot Smith, Maurice Clarrett, Terrelle Pryor stuff?
Troy Smith was suspended for two games. Maurice Clarett was suspended for an entire year, then left the program on his own, and Pryor was/is suspended for five games. Those are serious penalties.
USC disagrees with your flagship program comment.
this is ot on the ot but i saw this online and had to post the link.
It's great to not be a buckeye.
OSU and Tressel really have built a house of cards. Its not that I can't wait for it to fall (although in a weird way it will be satisfying) but I am only happy in my college football universe when us and all of our rivals are good... only we're better. But seriously, they're a house of cards in the same manner that USC was... probably still is.