This weekend's Ohio State game with Youngstown State could also include the debut of Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Pryor, regarded by many experts as the nation's No.1 recruit in the Class of 2008, has taken snaps with both the second and third teams. He is listed as the No.3 quarterback behind starter Todd Boeckman and backup Joe Bauserman, a redshirt freshman. Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel said in a perfect situation, he'd prefer to get all three quarterbacks into the game.
Tressel praised Pryor for how he's grasped the terminology, and said they haven't held back or limited him on what he's been taught.
"There's not anything that we've been doing this summer that he's not done,'' Tressel said during his weekly press conference. "There's no play that people have said, 'OK, well, Terrelle can't do this one, he's never done this one before.' Because that's what practice is, this is his chance to do it, so, no. One thing that we're asking our coaches to do regardless of position, but I think especially for quarterbacks is go into this game and say, OK, what are the best five things Joe Bauserman does because we want Joe to be successful, and he's going to be nervous. What are the best five things that Terrelle Pryor does? We want him to go in and have a chance to do the things that he's really comfortable with, and after all that is out of the way, then we do what we have to do, but I think you want guys to have a chance to be successful."