It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to find Jon Gruden is working with former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor given the praise Gruden had for Pryor when the Super Bowl-winning head coach (and Ohio native with a professed love for the Buckeyes) was in town for the Ohio State coaches clinic in April:
“I’m accused of liking too many people – ‘Gruden likes everybody,’ ” he quipped. “Well, sorry about that, (but) Bill Walsh used to say, ‘Don’t tell me what this guy can’t do. Tell me what he can do.’And I tell you, Terrelle Pryor can run and he can throw. And he’s a helluva competitor. And if I coached him I’d find something for him to do. You might have to cater your offense to a degree towards his strengths. But I think this guy can develop his passing the more you pass the ball. And I think the guy is a unique, rare talent.”
Gruden also cited Pryor’s on-field success, including a 31-4 record as a starter and most valuable player awards from two BCS bowl games, as reason to believe in what Pryor can do at the next level.
“He’s not playing against choir boys here. This is a guy who has dominated college football.”
Check out BuckeyeSports.com for more from Jardy, myself and the rest of our BSB staff on Pryor and Ohio State.