As many of you have already alluded to, whether jokingly or not, there could be a good shot that the now “former” Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will try his luck in the United Football League before moving on up to the east side (better known as the NFL).
A “well-placed UFL source” told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Pryor would benefit from time in the UFL under former NFL such as Marty Schottenheimer, Dennis Green, Jim Fassel and Jerry Glanville and that there’s a “decent shot” that Pryor will follow through on that choice.
Pryor’s lawyer, Larry James, also told ESPN’s Joe Schad that Pryor hasn’t applied for the supplemental draft — yet — and might consider the Canadian Football League. The 2011 Canadian Football League Draft was held on May 8.
The NFL’s supplemental draft still hasn’t been set in stone, although a tentative date has been set for sometime in July. To be eligible for the supplemental draft, a player must meet a set of criteria, such as losing his eligibility or becoming academically ineligible, and send an application to the NFL’s league office.
Pryor is expected to begin exploring his options some time next week, though a deadline for the application for the supplemental draft hasn’t been set.
With the NFL lockout ongoing, it actually might behoove Pryor to get in some valuable coaching if he plans on being a quarterback at the next level. Or, if he decides to switch positions as some NFL scouts suggest *cough*Mel Kiper*cough*, it would give him time to learn the position.
For what it’s worth, here are some early odds as to what Pryor might choose to do, courtesy of Bodog.
- Play in the NFL 10/11
- Play in the CFL 5/4
- Play in the UFL 3/1
OJ Simpson is one of the greatest Trojans of all-time. A unanimous two-time All-American, Simpson won the 1968 Heisman Trophy and was a member of USC’s 1967 national championship team.
OJ Simpson will also soon be a free man.
Granted parole from his felony armed robbery conviction last week, Simpson will be free on Oct. 1. The question, then, if you’re a reporter at Pac-12 media days is whether or not USC will welcome back one of its most accomplished — if not favorite — sons.
The answer? Uh, no.
To be clear, Simpson has not indicated he wanted to be part of USC football again. The 70-year-old indicated to the parole board he would return to Florida if granted his freedom.
USC has distanced himself from Simpson ever since his 1994 double-murder trial, but his Heisman Trophy remains on display at Heritage Hall.
The NCAA likes to remind us that it represents thousands of athletes and most of them will go pro in something other than sports. Most of those athletes consciously know that, yet their college decisions are usually based on what school will help them go pro in sports.
Not Brevin White.
The Lancaster, Ca., quarterback is a 4-star prospect in 247Sports‘s 2018 rankings, with reported offers from Tennessee, Washington, Auburn, North Carolina and others. He’s going to Princeton. White committed to the Tigers on Wednesday, making him Princeton’s highest-rated recruit since Woodrow Wilson.
On Thursday, White appeared on The Dan Patrick Show to talk through why he turned down the SEC for the Ivy League.
David Cornwell, an Alabama transfer, will be Nevada’s starting quarterback — until he isn’t.
Wolf Pack head coach Jay Norvell said at Pac-12 media days that Cornwell will enter fall camp, which begins Monday, as the starter but that doesn’t mean Cornwell will actually start Nevada’s opener at Northwestern.
“David’s the starting quarterback right now and he’ll have to compete and earn that spot throughout training camp and if there’s reason for him not to be (the starting quarterback) we’ll address,” Norvell said, via the Reno Gazette-Journal. “Until we see that, we won’t make any changes at that position.”
A junior from Jones, Okla., Cornwell did not throw a pass with the Crimson Tide. He started Nevada’s spring game and completed 22-of-33 throws for 302 yards with two touchdowns.
“David fits those qualities and demonstrated those strengths the best out of all of our quarterbacks in the spring, and that’s why he was the starting quarterback,” said Norvell. “And the way he played in the spring game gave us even more evidence of that.”
Cornwell’s competition for the starting spot will be incumbent Ty Gangi, also a junior. Gangi appeared in 10 games last season, nailing 99-of-172 throws for 1,301 yards with eight touchdowns against six interceptions whilst rushing 49 times for 217 yards and three scores.
Just prior to the start of summer camp, Iowa’s receiving corps has been unexpectedly bolstered.
Speaking at the Mountain West Conference’s version of media days, Bob Davie revealed that Matt Quarells has decided to leave his New Mexico football program. Not only that, the Lobos head coach revealed the wide receiver’s destination — the Hawkeyes.
“He’s a great kid, and I hate to lose him,” Davie said according to the Albuquerque Journal. “But I think Iowa’s a good fit for him.”
A native of St. Louis, Quarells wanted to finish up his playing career closer to home, his now-former coach added.
As a graduate transfer, Quarells will be able to contribute in the Hawkeyes’ passing game this season. Not only that, but the rising junior can play in 2018 as well as he has two years of eligibility remaining.
After catching two passes for 23 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2015, he caught 11 for 180 yards and a touchdown last season. The lone score was a 62-yarder in the season-opening win over South Dakota. He caught a career-high five passes two weeks later in a nine-point loss to Rutgers.