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OSU Must Take Pryor Off His Pedestal

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Quarterback Terrelle Pryor was in the midst of a third-quarter meltdown yesterday, and no one on the Ohio State sideline seemed to give a passing thought to sitting the sophomore down.

During a four-minute stretch of a 26-18 loss to Purdue, Pryor made a bad option pitch to Brandon Saine, threw two interceptions and nearly threw another. He slammed his helmet on the ground after one of the interceptions and had words for intended receiver Duron Carter, who he thought should have played "a little defense" on the pick.

Did coach Jim Tressel consider taking Pryor out for a series or two to give him a chance to regain his composure?

"No," Tressel said flatly.

But the Buckeyes were down by nine to a 1-5 Purdue team and ...

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