You see, Ohio State backup quarterbacks Rob Schoenhoft and Antonio Henton transferred last year, leaving Pryor, senior Todd Boeckman, and 26-year-old ex-minor-league-baseball-player and walk-on Joe Bauserman the only quarterbacks on the roster. Boeckman is now out of eligibility.
Ohio State then proceeded to jam its class full of killer prospects at every postion save quarterback. Eventually, this seemed like a bad idea to OSU and they pursued Virginia quarterback Tajh Boyd, a onetime West Virginia commit who switched to Tennessee only to see Lane Kiffin yank his offer once he took the helm.
Boyd committed to Clemson. Oops. Ohio State shot an offer out to Miami of Ohio commit Austin Boucher, who took one look at that shiny Scarlet and Gray paper and said... "thanks, but I'm a Redhawk." Which, like, bully for you, Mr. Boucher, and your extremely realistic views on your role at Ohio State.
So, yeah, next year Ohio State's quarterback depth chart will be:
- Terrelle Pryor
- Walk-on baseball guy
- Basically Nick Sheridan
Say your prayers for Pryor's ACLs, Buckeye fans. No, this isn't a voodoo doll wearing a #2 jersey.
(Link HT: Doctor Saturday.)