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01/10 Afternoon Minute: Insult to Injury?

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If one thing was decided during the National Championship game that took place this past Monday, it is that Todd Boeckman needs to drastically improve for the Ohio State Buckeyes to flourish next season – weak schedule or not.

Well, this piece by the Free Press will not make matters much better.  According to, the number one quarterback recruit in the country is one Terrelle Pryor out of Jeannette, Pennsylvania.  He is 6’6″, 235 pounds and possesses a 40-yard dash time of around 4.4 seconds.  And yes, he’s a quarterback.  Until mid-December, Pryor listed Ohio State University as one of his five possible landing spots for next season.  And now, there’s a sixth: The University of Michigan.

Pryor, who listed Florida, Ohio State, Penn State, Oregon and West Virginia as his favorites to attend as of Sunday, told to “add Michigan to my list” following his conversation with [Rich] Rodriguez.

“He’s excited and so was I,” Pryor told “Michigan was on my early list, and now their right up there again. He’s a great coach and I like his offense.”

Great news, since the Ohio State defense has been so good at defending the spread offense – one that Rich Rodriguez will more than definitely run once the pieces are in place.  And what better of a piece to start of with than one that can out-run nearly everyone else on the field?

The quarterback that was thought to be taking over the starting gig at UM was one Ryan Mallett.  This was until today’s Associated Press release that Mallett will leave Michigan to possibly join up with his old offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Those that felt that the “Big Ten style” of football is overdue for a change may be seeing another team jumping on the Speed Bandwagon.  And they wear Maze and Blue.

(via The Starting Five)


Written by Scott @ WFNY

January 10, 2008 at 5:01 pm

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