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Ohio State’s Boom Herron says he’s learned from mistakes, ready to move on

DeVier Posey,left, Mike Adams, Boom Herron, Terrelle Pryor, Solomon Thomas

Interestingly enough, it was former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor who indicated at the tail end of last year that he would be staying at Ohio State while simultaneously questioning whether the other four Buckeyes involved in “Tattoo-gate” would do the same.

Fast forward five months and it’s Pryor who has hired an agent, thus making himself ineligible for the 2011 season, while the other four players — offensive lineman Mike Adams, running back Boom Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas — have decided to stick it out one more (half) year in Columbus.

And, in an interview with the Warren Tribune Chronicle, Herron says the decision to stay was based on some unfinished business.

“You live and learn from the mistakes you make when you’re a younger child. No one is perfect in this world. I’ve learned from the mistakes I’ve made,” Herron said. “Those five weeks I’ll be out, I’ll just be getting better and trying to lead my team the best way I can, on and off the field. That’s all I can do.

“I still have the same mindset I had right after the bowl game – just come back, work hard and try to win a national championship. We still have a great coaching staff. Losing coach Tressel is a big thing, but I think we can can all pull together and do this.”

Speaking of Jim Tressel, Herron says he’s confident Ohio State won’t have a dropoff with new interim coach Luke Fickell.

“He’s doing his best to keep us going,” Herron said. “I think he’s doing a great job. He’s going to be a great coach for us.

“Coach Tressel is still a great person to me. He’s been a great person to me,” Herron added. “I still love him and I still respect him. Nothing has changed the way I think of the great man he is. He’s still a great man to me. He’s been a mentor to me and he’s done great things for me. I still support him and I’ll still back him in everything he does.”

Herron is definitely saying the right things now, but it will be paramount that he and other senior Buckeyes follow through on that leadership come this fall when the program needs it most.

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8 Responses to “Ohio State’s Boom Herron says he’s learned from mistakes, ready to move on”
  1. jw731 says: Jun 14, 2011 12:43 PM

    And somewhere at OSU, there is a student, who will be a doctor, save a life, will be an author, writes an inspiring book, will be a sciencetist who make a breakthrough, a futute politicain who is a future world leader, but right now, it’s a person if not for football, would not even be in college, and then, after the oppturnity, will fail to get drafted, and people wonder what is wrong with America. He sold his future, and his future is sold……..

  2. murraychadwick says: Jun 14, 2011 12:58 PM

    “I still have the same mindset I had right after the bowl game – just come back, work hard and try to win a national championship.”

    LOL, how naive are these kids. As if they will even have the opportunity to play for a bowl or national championship this year. Unless the NCAA doesn’t impliment any punishment for this season.

  3. overratedgators says: Jun 14, 2011 1:30 PM

    jw731: I’m sure you were trying to make a point somewhere in that botched jumble of misspellings, verb tense conflicts and run on sentences, but I’ll be damned if I could make it out. I’m just going to assume you are not one of “sciencetists” or “politicains” you described.

  4. huskerguy says: Jun 14, 2011 1:38 PM

    Yeah… I am trying to decipher that too. Forgot my Honeycomb decoder at home though. Hmmm…

  5. tdub821 says: Jun 14, 2011 2:12 PM

    OSU…the USC of the Mid-West.

  6. outlawjerseywhales says: Jun 14, 2011 3:06 PM

    jw731 says:
    Jun 14, 2011 12:43 PM
    And somewhere at OSU, there is a student, who will be a doctor, save a life, will be an author, writes an inspiring book, will be a sciencetist who make a breakthrough, a futute politicain who is a future world leader, but right now, it’s a person if not for football, would not even be in college, and then, after the oppturnity, will fail to get drafted, and people wonder what is wrong with America. He sold his future, and his future is sold……..

    ————————————————–

    The above is empirical evidence of the dangers of bourbon as a breakfast food.

  7. dkhhuey says: Jun 14, 2011 11:34 PM

    tdub – I guess it took you weeks to pen that line since it is the only thing you’ve posted 10 or so times a day on any thread about OSU. Must be a UofM grad (sorry pole – couldn’t help myself!!!!)

  8. tsimpson50 says: Jun 15, 2011 1:39 AM

    Unfinished business….. I trust the NCAA will tag the program with some type of probation from Bowl Games for at least 2 years. The only unfinished business these kids may doing is having their tattoos completed…. Sad thing is I bet there is now another hang-out similar to the one that is the lair where a lot of this crap started.

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