Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor share a close bond. And while anything Tressel says about Pryor needs to be viewed through that lens, Tressel has said something pretty strong about Pryor’s pro potential.
“I think it’ll be scary to see what he can do for this reason — watching the progress [on Saturday] after he had just six weeks where all he did was football,” Tressel told Albert Breer of NFL.com. “College involves going to class, doing schoolwork, and the social aspects of being that age. Now that he can do football and play quarterback 24-7, and that’s really what he wants to do, his development might happen quicker than people think.
“He’s as attentive as you can possibly imagine. It means a lot to him. And he’s at his best when folks are doubting him and, I think, with the suspension you have that.”
Folks are definitely doubting Pryor now. He’ll soon get a chance to prove them wrong.