Terrelle Pryor, the nation's number one football recruit, has removed Michigan and Oregon from his list. Ohio State and Penn State will now be battling it out for the superstar QB.
His decision was a serious blow to M-Rodâ€™s UM coaching future. Most college football analysts saw Pryor as the immediate starter for Michigan in the fall had he chosen to play his football in Ann Arbor. Michigan will have to look for an athlete on the current roster to lead them in the fall and the prospects donâ€™t look very promising for the Wolverines. Michigan will likely move a speedy running back or wide receiver to QB this spring and rely heavily on drop back, unproven QBâ€™s to run the spread option. This is particularly a concern for Michigan having lost their top two receivers and Mike â€œTHE MOUTHâ€ Hart from the UM offense.
His decision would be costly for any of the schools recruiting him, but it is terrible news for Michigan. College football analysts have predicted as few as six wins for the Wolverines next fall with the commitment of Pryor and M-Rod may be looking at a losing season in his debut as head football coach of the Wolverines.
Throughout the last few months, M-Rodâ€™s ethics have come under fire. Missing documents at WVU and his willingness to â€œstealâ€ verbally committed recruits has resulted in many questioning his character. We all know that there are two sides to every story and the truth usually lies somewhere in the gray area. The commitment of Pryor certainly would have made the Wolverine faithful turn a blind eye to all of the media hoopla. A five or six win season will place him firmly in the hot seat right next to Bill Martin.