Terrelle Pryor was made available to media covering the Sugar Bowl over the weekend and the Ohio State quarterback talked openly about the NCAA violations that earned him and five teammates suspensions to be served next fall.
"That's been the hardest thing, just hearing people say cruel things about you and trying to stay focused," he said. "You know what you did for a reason, and you take your responsibility, but at the same time, guys are still nailing you and talking bad about you."
One of those people is ESPN commentator and former Buckeye quarterback Kirk Herbstreit, who recently said that if Pryor left Ohio State after his junior season, it would be addition by subtraction.
"I don't worry about what Kirk Herbstreit says, to be honest with you," Pryor said. After a pause, he added, "Has he beat Michigan?"
Herbstreit was a Buckeye from 1988-92, when the team went 0-4-1 against the Wolverines. When asked for a response to Pryor's comments by the Columbus Dispatch, Herbstreit sent a text message: "Wish him well."