I agree with all except Ryan Bates. We have a lot of depth on the OL these days. Not saying losing him wouldn't hurt, but I just don't think he's one of the 5 most irreplaceable players.
He certainly has an opportunity this season to cement his legacy as the undisputed greatest running back in penn state history.
Not a big deal...with the other visits and the way he was talking about other schools it was obvious that his commitment wasn't real and he was considering all options.
Personally, I think Pitt makes perfect sense and Gameday should be here for that game. It was a renewal of a historic rivalry last year, Pitt won in thrilling fashion, PSU looking for revenge at home this year, perceived bad blood between the coaches, real bad blood between the fan bases. Seems like the perfect narrative for the Gameday crew. However, I don't think ESPN views it this way and will absolutely choose Notre Dame, USC, or Ohio State instead.
I'm confused by this. Is the University actually connected to the bid to host, or are you just saying Penn State is hosting because the site is in Pennsylvania? How is this any different than if the games were played in Philly or Pittsburgh?
This news ruined my day :(
This was a good Q&A session. A lot of interesting answers.
I want to know what they are going to do about security entering the stadium next season. I think I heard they are changing security companies? Walking up to the stadium 45 minutes before kick off and still missing kick off is unacceptable.
You are absolutely right, and also JF deserves a ton of credit for the hire. A lot of people were skeptical when they heard him talk about having his list of potential coaches ready should anyone on his staff leave. He proved them wrong with not just this hire, but all his off-season coaching moves.
I don't have much confidence in him at this point, but you have to give him one more year. It doesn't make sense to stick with him until now, just to fire him right before he gets a chance to show what he can do with his best recruiting class with a year under its belt. Another disappointing season next year and he has to go.
Love this kid. Now, if Micah Parsons would just give us this kind of commitment...
Clifford led his high school to a state championship. Looks like this is becoming a theme with JF's QB recruits.
I think it will be very difficult for either one of them to win because of the other. I don't see either of them dominating the offense the way that is necessary to win the heisman.
I hear what you're saying. There is talent to be had in NJ. But as of now, there appears to be no loyalty to Rutgers by in-state kids. Just look back at the some of comments/reactions some of our guys from NJ have had over the past few years. They view Rutgers as a joke. They have a long road ahead of them to gain that loyalty.
I can get on board with Maryland, but I just don't see any way Rutgers was a good addition. We all know the conference's motivation was to capture the NYC market. I would love to see an analysis to determine if adding Rutgers actually increased B1G games on TV in that market or increased ratings. I suspect the answer is no to both questions. I also think they are generally not worthy of being in the big ten. On the field, they are a historically bad program. Off the field, they are a trashy fan base that gives the B1G a bad name.
"Repeal and Replace" is a popular phrase in the news these days. I say we repeal Rutger's admission in the conference and replace with someone better!
I still have friends that are saying "ehh I'm still not sold on Franklin..." If someone on here feels this way too, please explain.
I have considered this as well, but I am all about embracing Pitt as a true rival, which means giving them whiteout treatment.
Great news for the team and the younger guys who will benefit from his leadership, but I also think this was the best decision for him personally. Aside from finishing his degree, which is always an important factor in this decision, this is the right move from a football perspective. He looks NFL ready in the run game, but he definitely has room to improve in the passing game. I think he really has an opportunity to improve his draft stock with another year in college.
This was an unbelievable season for the blue and white, but we have some unfinished business to take care of. As you said, Sept 9th can't come soon enough. I hope it's an 8:00 pm white out so they feel the full force of a PSU beat down.
D'andre Swift and Mark Webb. They are taking an official visit in January.
I'm not sure I agree, but man it's really nice to see this kind of positivity and confidence from our fans. It's been a long time.
I think the key to winning this game for us is Trace. I hate to say it, but I don't expect a huge day on the ground for Saquon. Wisconsin has a great run D and they are going to commit to stopping the run. Trace will have to sling the rock for us to win this one. Hopefully he is up to the task.
Interesting that you have us at #2. How are your power rankings determined? Does this mean the RLR staff's collective opinion is that we are a better team than Michigan?
Yea I completely understand the argument that Ohio State and Michigan are better than we are, and I actually agree. I think if we play Ohio State 10 times on a neutral field they probably win 6 or 7. My post here is just getting at the way they are talking about each team.
At the end of the day, I am okay with OSU being ranked ahead of us even though we beat them. Head to head is not the only thing that matters. But I do have a problem with putting a non-conference champion into the playoff and leaving out the champion of that same conference, barring a crazy upset in the championship game. It's one thing if a 4 loss team came out of the other division and pulled an upset. That would be a fluke and that team shouldn't be in the playoff. But we have two really good teams playing in the championship. If OSU is in the playoff, the conference champion has to be in too.