Terrelle Pryor isn’t feeling the love these days. The man who was once the consensus #1 player coming out of high school has now become a second thought, in his mind, in a college football landscape littered with quarterbacks like Cam Newton, Denard Robinson, and Dan Persa. But Pryor wants you to know that none of this is his fault. It’s all because of the offense Ohio State runs.
“I’ll put it like this: You put me in any of their offenses — any of them — and I’d dominate,” Pryor said, when asked about the attention afforded the likes of Newton, Robinson and Persa. “I’d dominate the nation. What those guys do, that’s what they’re supposed to do in their offense.
You know where this is going, right?
“They carry the ball 30 times a game. I carry the ball maybe five times. There are times I didn’t even run the ball in a game. You put me in any of their offenses, where I can run the ball and have a choice to throw, I would dominate college football.”
“I like being in the moment where everybody is watching and it’s plays that we need to move on to win the game or help win the Big Ten,” Pryor said. “When I get in moments like that, there’s nothing like that.”
Better switch gears there, Terrelle. Lot of “I’s” in these quotes.
“People get into the statistical thing, and at the end of the day, what’s the statistic that really matters?” Pryor said.
“We could have done better, but I’m 30-4,” Pryor said. “I want nothing else but to win. If I was having a lot of stats and I was losing, I would really be kind of mad. My competitive nature wants just to win, by any means. By any means, win. That’s all I really care about, to tell you the truth, man.”
Certainly sounds like it that’s all you care about, Terrelle. Certainly sounds like it.