Terrelle Pryor Thinks Penn State Got Screwed By The Playoff Committee
There was an outpouring of support for Penn State after the College Football Playoff selection committee opted to omit the Big Ten Champion Nittany Lions from its Playoff-bound field of four. Between national pundits and players from around the country, it seemed as though everyone thought the Lions should’ve been given a chance to compete for a National Championship — and we mean everybody.
Former Ohio State quarterback and current Cleveland Brown Terrelle Pryor, the same player whose defeated image snapped moments after losing a key fumble during Penn State’s 2008 victory in Columbus became the defining image of the rivalry, tweeted his support of the Nittany Lions — even though they defeated his Ohio State Buckeyes earlier in the season.
NCAA switch to 8 playoff teams? Ima Buckeye till I die. But a few teams like Penn State deserve to be in !! Your thoughts?
— Terrelle Pryor SR (@TerrellePryor) December 4, 2016
Pryor makes a great point that most have raised since the committee made its final decision Sunday afternoon — is a four-team playoff enough?
Obviously the four-team field adds value to the regular season, but omitting the champion of the best conference in college football this season is a pretty tough pill to swallow. Ohio State’s resume is elite, but the committee’s decision proves conference titles and head-to-head victories don’t mean as much as they should.
Just ask Pryor, he’ll agree with you.