Commentary

Ohio State should use Pryor like Gators used Tebow as freshman

Time for Ohio State to take a page from the Gators' playbook and use Terrelle Pryor the way the Florida used Tim Tebow when he was a freshman.

Updated: September 12, 2008, 3:09 PM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
For No. 5 Ohio State to go on the road and upset the top-ranked Trojans on Saturday night, it will require a total team effort. RB Beanie Wells needs to carry a heavy load on the ground, QB Todd Boeckman needs to be on target through the air and LB James Laurinaitis needs to lead a ferocious defensive attack.

However, there is an X factor named Terrelle Pryor who cannot be ignored.

Coach Jim Tressel inserted his true freshman quarterback on five designated drives through two games this season. Pryor played one series in the first quarter of each game and three series (two versus Youngstown State and one versus Ohio) in the fourth quarters.