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T.P. needs to be quiet

January 4, 2011 - Seth Staskey
I will be the first to admit that as an Ohio State fan and interested viewer, I was pretty excited late in the signing season of 2008 when Terrelle Pryor formally inked his name on a national letter of intent to play for the Buckeyes. Then, I was excited that he won the job during the season and played well.

Even after this year when it was learned that he and four other Buckeye juniors sold their memorabilia, I was still a fan, but over the past few weeks I've come to grips that this guy needs to know when to be quiet.

Pryor is a soft-spoken guy, but despite his voice his words are loud. The Ohio State University quarterback is one of the most recognizable sports figures in the state. Heck, it might be the most now that LeBron James has taken his skills to South Beach, but that's another story. Therefore, Pryor needs to know when a good time to speak bluntly and put on the brakes.

When asked prior to the Sugar Bowl about former OSU quarterback turn ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit's comments about additional by subtraction, Pryor responded by asking how many times Herbstreit beat Michigan. Absolutely true comment, but totally unnecessary. Going that far into the past won't cover up your fallacies and all it does is point out further that you're not as mature as the position or job you hold might call for.

There comes a time when you need to take the high road and T.P. came to the point, but failed to do so. At this point, however, why should anyone be surprised?


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