November 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes former coach Jim Tressel is held by players from his 2002 National Championship team in a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Link: Jim Tressel On Terrelle Pryor and Johnny Manziel


The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Doug Lesmerises had a chance to speak with former Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel earlier this week, and talked to him about Terrelle Pryor and Johnny Manziel. Lesmerises first touches on Tressel’s opinion of how his former quarterback (Pryor) recently handled questions about Manziel and his suspension, then transitioned to talking about the mentoring role that Tressel currently plays in Pryor’s life. We here at Scarlet and Game obviously appreciate the reporting work that Lesmerises does at the Plain Dealer, as it makes our lives as bloggers that much easier, and thought we’d pass along this very interesting piece.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

In the summer of 2012, after his rookie season, Pryor dealt with the deaths of two of the most important people in his life less than a week apart. One was his father, Craig, who died at 44 from a neurological disorder. The other was Ted Sarniak, whose name became well-known during the Buckeyes’ NCAA investigation but nonetheless was very involved in Pryor’s life.

Among the people in his life before he went to the NFL, that left Tressel among those who knew Pryor best.

The full article can be read here: http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2013/09/talking_with_jim_tressel_forme.html

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