So What Are We Supposed To Expect Now?

Jimmy ZhuCorrespondent IJanuary 24, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drops back to pass against the Oregon Ducks during the 96th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Well first of all, we've come to expect the ubiquitous comment from Le Roi.

Ahem, back to the article.

Terrelle Pryor and his young Buckeye team definitely surprised many, well, many outside of Buckeye nation when they beat the Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl. It wasn't just a lucky win; they contained the Ducks' explosive O and for the most part, had no problem attacking the D.

Pryor, who I believe is probably one of the most criticized players in the nation, had the best game of his career and I would hope that he will build off of it in the offseason so that he can become the great quarterback that tOSU fans are expecting. However, his history has yet to indicate he is capable of consistently performing at a high level. The Purdue game (which many of us would love to forget) was just one example of how someone with so much talent can let it all disappear with mental mistakes.

The fact is, we won't know how he's changed until after the Miami game, or maybe even later. Even if he completely takes apart Marshall, the full extent of his ability as a QB will most likely not be revealed until he is forced to perform in a big (most likely road) game.

Pryor said that he wanted to show he could carry the team. I believe that next season, he will get that chance, many chances in fact. He will be tested, more than ever before, and the 2010 will most likely make or break his career as a college football player.

As for the rest of the team, I am quite confident coach Tressel will be able to reload the Buckeye 'D, while also opening up the offense for a talented quarterback. I have a feeling this next season will be different. Maybe it's the bowl win, maybe it's the first good game by Pryor since his debut, maybe it's just the desperation in my heart for a respectable season, or maybe this team really is special.

Only time will tell.

For now, we sit and wait (for Le Roi of course) and hopefully, somewhere in Ohio, Terrelle Pryor is throwing the pigskin around with his receivers.