Apparently, Terrelle Pryor was not serious about making Academic All-American.
That was the message he texted to his former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel. At a football banquet just over a month ago, Tressel leaned over to me and said he had just received a text from Pryor.
“He said he wants to make Academic All-American,” Jim said.
“What does he expect you to do about it?” I asked.
“He wants me to push him,” said Tressel.
Sadly, Tressel is gone and now so is Pryor. And he would have had all that extra time to study this coming fall.
I hear nothing but good things about Luke Fickell, the Buckeyes’ new head football coach. Just as well that Pryor is leaving. Fickell and quarterback Braxton Miller can begin their careers together, without the specter of Pryor hanging around to take over at mid-season.
That is probably the only good thing that will come out of this depressing drama.
That’s all for now. Signing off.