OK, I don't normally like forum guy and suggest that I know better than a coach. Furthermore, I know I am just shouting into the wind with this one, I realize that this will not be a unique opinion, but I feel like I have to put in my two cents.
I know that the backup QB is always the most popular player on the team. Except at Texas. And Oklahoma. And Penn State. And Florida, where Tim Tebow is more popular than Jesus. OK, so I got a little sidetracked there. The thing is, Terrelle Pryor is not progressing as a QB. Granted, he doesn't get to throw the ball that frequently, but can you blame Coach Tressel for that? TP regularly throws fluttering passes and makes poor decisions such as throwing into double coverage and taking sacks when he could launch the ball into the fourth row. Let's face it, the weakest part of Pryor's game is passing. How many other programs (outside of the service academies) can say that the QB's weakness is passing?
So my question is this. What do the Buckeyes have to lose by bringing in Bauserman? Pryor's confidence? How can the guy possibly have any confidence when he has shown himself to be more like Stan Jackson than Vince Young? Now is the time to do it with two very winnable games (yeah, I know, we said that about Purdue also) coming up, and with no shot whatsoever of playing for the national championship (that was kissed goodbye after the USC game). Yeah, I know. What happens to Pryor if Bauserman is installed as QB? Use his athletic ability. The guy can run like nobody's business. Make him an H-back or something. And yes, I do realize that it s hard to just change the offense in the middle of the season. But just imagine the effect on opposing defenses of seeing q QB that can actually throw the ball. Think about it this way. If Boeckman can lose the job because he was ineffective, why can't TP? Just because all through high school he had college coaches telling him his farts don't stink? There is really nothing to lose. Why not give Bauserman a chance?