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Terrelle Pryor on Wisconsin: 'They weren't better than us'

A very frustrated Ohio State football team took the field Saturday, and took out the previous weekend’s loss to Wisconsin on a Purdue squad that simply stood no chance.

Most would think that the Buckeyes would be basking in the afterglow of a 49-0 whitewashing that featured 415 total yards and 42 points in the first half alone.  The triggerman of the Buckeyes’ offense, however, was in not much of a mood for the here and now.

Instead, Terrelle Pryor decided to travel back in time and revisit the previous weekend.

“Not to take anything away from Wisconsin at all – I really don’t want it to come off like this – but they weren’t better than us,” the quarterback said according to the Columbus Dispatch as it came off just like that. “Everybody knows that if we play nine out of 10 times, we’d beat Wisconsin.”

While that may indeed be the case, I think what everybody now knows as a fact is this is exactly why the Buckeyes attempt to limit Pryor’s exposure to the media.  Pryor is a supremely confident athlete, and rightly so; with this sour grapes rehash, though, he’s stepped into cocky, bush league territory.

Accept the loss and move on, young man.

Your team suffered a 13-point beatdown in a huge game with national title implications.  Own it and learn from it.  Whining about what you you think could’ve and should’ve and would’ve happened makes you look small, petty and still in need of the level of maturity that has eluded you for three years.

(Tip O’ the Cap: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

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25 Responses to “Terrelle Pryor on Wisconsin: 'They weren't better than us'”
  1. buckeye044 says: Oct 24, 2010 3:22 PM

    Their QB was better than ours.

  2. Brutus B Columbus Ohio says: Oct 24, 2010 4:20 PM

    Pryor’s comments are another reason I have never been a big fan. Terrelle is good, but not as good as he thinks he is. He needs to face the facts. Wisconsin outplayed OSU on offense, defense and special teams. Too bad the conference championship game doesn’t start this year. I’d love to have another shot at Wisconsin (assuming MSU chokes this year as they so often done in the past).

  3. buckeyeboy says: Oct 24, 2010 4:32 PM

    begin all SEC fans bashing of the Ohio State in 3, 2, 1…..
    although i must say pryor is sort of a jackass. ive been in the same restaurant on campus as him and you would think he owns the place lol

  4. edgy1957 says: Oct 24, 2010 4:49 PM

    The press hated John Wooden because he wouldn’t let them interview his kids after games and they ended up brow beating the NCAA into allowing forcing teams into making them available during the NCAA tournament. Since that day, the wisdom of John Wooden continues to shine through.

  5. overratedgators says: Oct 24, 2010 4:50 PM

    “begin all SEC fans bashing of the Ohio State in 3, 2, 1…..”
    From the Western division, perhaps.

  6. deebballer says: Oct 24, 2010 4:51 PM

    Pryor also likes to yell, “Who’s gonna blow me?” when he goes to parties. Keepin it classy and modest.

  7. HandsofSweed says: Oct 24, 2010 4:52 PM

    Yeah, well we DON’T play them nine times. We played them once and they beat us fair and square.

  8. burntorangehorn says: Oct 24, 2010 4:53 PM

    This reminds me of Matt Leinart’s whiny little statement after the Rose Bowl against Texas, in which he steadfastly maintained that USC was the much better team.

  9. crazyguy says: Oct 24, 2010 5:56 PM

    These are the athletes I LOVE to cheer against. Someone above said it best… you don’t play them 9 more times!
    This is a one shot deal during the season. It is like me saying that my beloved Huskers are better than Texas (Iowa St proved that this past weekend) but we choked the one time we get to play them. They got over, moved on and played nicely against a ranked opponent.
    Ifs, ands and buts don’t get you anywhere in football; execution does.

  10. DCroz says: Oct 24, 2010 6:22 PM

    Note to Pryor: You DON’T play each other ten times in a season, you only play ONCE. It doesn’t matter if you would have beaten the Badgers in those other nine games. Same is true for ‘Bama against South Carolina, OU against Mizzou, and Va. Tech against both Boise State and James Madison. You had your shot and it got away from you. Learn from it and move on.

  11. fudgepack says: Oct 24, 2010 6:51 PM

    I don’t get it. Wouldn’t the better team score more points than the not as good team?

  12. burntorangehorn says: Oct 24, 2010 7:25 PM

    This is a one shot deal during the season. It is like me saying that my beloved Huskers are better than Texas (Iowa St proved that this past weekend) but we choked the one time we get to play them. They got over, moved on and played nicely against a ranked opponent.
    Iowa State proved what this past weekend? That Iowa State was better than Texas? Well, yes.

  13. Lucky5927 says: Oct 24, 2010 9:48 PM

    Well, Terrelle, they were on that day.

  14. 78Lion says: Oct 24, 2010 11:37 PM

    Start learning to run pass patterns. You might make the NFL as a receiver.

  15. curtisdisco says: Oct 24, 2010 11:37 PM

    I know you took it from a story, but do more research…your quote was taken out of context. Here is the full quote:
    “Obviously, I think Wisconsin is a little bit better [than Purdue],” Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor said, “but I think we should have beaten [the Badgers]. We walked in like we were going to beat them without a problem and we got a reality check. Nine out of 10 times, we beat Wisconsin, but on that one day when it all mattered, they beat us.”
    Pretty sure this sounds like a kid with a little less sour grapes than made out in the above article and that he admitted Wisco was better on THAT night. He said they went in cocky and got beat. End of story. He’s confident his team would win 9 out of 10 games…I don’t see a problem with that.

  16. BAtkins63 says: Oct 25, 2010 12:29 AM

    How in the heck did a kid with car door ears and a 70 I.Q. ever get accepted into ohio st.?
    Hey mouth breather, check the scoreboard, it says they ARE better than you.

  17. funi says: Oct 25, 2010 12:35 AM

    OK T.P. your a bum! In 2 years you will be in CFL, if your lucky. You beat up on bad def’s and struggle against good ones. You have Capital One bowl written all over you.

  18. Gossamer says: Oct 25, 2010 9:07 AM

    Typical whineyarsed Blowhio state football crybabies. I luv it when they get beat. Amongst the worst fans in sports. They got their arse handed to them and basically got booted out of the BCS championship game. They were manhandled in all aspects of the game. Deal with it and get over it. You weren’t/aren’t better than the Badgers. There were/are better than you; and they proved it…………..FACT!!

  19. ndreece says: Oct 25, 2010 9:31 AM

    Yet another great quote from this genius. My personal favorite is still “Everyone kills people”.
    That will go down as an all time classic.

  20. GangGreenGuy says: Oct 25, 2010 9:48 AM

    Terrelle Pryor is a greath athlete. He better do the damage now in college while he can because I see alot of problems in his future. His throwing motion blows, he cant read coverages well and his downfield accuracy is inconsistent at best. Everyone was amazed 2 years ago when he came on the scene. Big fast running qb that was going to domintae even maybe a heisman winner. C’MON MAN ! Cam Newton is already better than Terrelle pryor and hes younger.

  21. Dutchman says: Oct 25, 2010 10:15 AM

    TP working at the Citgo in a couple years (for Columbus locals).
    TP is a ego-centric, all about me, cry baby.
    Anyone notice during the Miami game, every buckeye wearing black shoes, EXCEPT, TP. He hardly ever congratulates teammates when they score touchdowns.

  22. Dortywords says: Oct 25, 2010 1:19 PM

    Too little too late for the Bucks. John Taylor is the worst writer off all the “Talk” websites.

  23. fzyface says: Oct 26, 2010 3:24 AM

    If curtisdisco is right and Terrelle’s quote is being reported out of context, we shouldn’t be surprised. The media tends to do this all the time. It’s called sensationalism and they do it because it sells. As far as Terrelle is concerned we’ve got to remember that he’s still a youngster and has been thrust into the media limelight who considers him “fair game.” I do not think Terrelle is a great quarterback; he is a gifted athlete, but there are a number of college quarterbacks that appear to have a better grasp of the position and the necessary skills and poise to be much more proficient than Terrelle. I do think that he will probably end up playing on Sundays in the future, but not as a quarterback.

  24. buckeyeboy says: Oct 27, 2010 5:58 PM

    i just hafta say, cry about pryor all you want, but Alabama got beat by south carlina, who then got beat by kentucky… by everyones logic on here is kentucky is better than alabama!
    kentucky should be #8 the “beat” alabama!!!!!!

  25. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 27, 2010 10:13 PM

    @Dutchman – you have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about. TP is confident but the one thing he is not is focused on himself. He is a huge team player and if you did even the remotest amount of reading up on past articles, you’d see that.

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