I believe "Frames" is short for "Frames Janklin," though it'd be a whole lot better if it was a transition lenses thing.
Criminal lack of Chaz Powell's long touchdown reception to open the Iowa whiteout in 2009. The rest of the game sucked enormously, but that opening play brought the house down.
Looks like a pretty good matchup for us - Montana's strength in the backcourt seems to be outweighed by our backcourt defense with Reaves. Stick Reaves on Oguine and I don't think we'll see him drop 30 points. I don't think Montana has enough elsewhere if Oguine isn't scoring in bunches and Moorehead isn't bombing threes. Expecting a nice win that will look nicer as the season progresses. Montana seems like a solid mid-major to have on the resume.
As an aside - I watched most of the Montana/Pitt game on Monday. Pitt is worse than I thought they would be, and might be the worst major-conference team this season. I'm expecting us to win big next week, and the meltdown from their fans (who undoubtedly feel that Pitt should never lose to Penn State in basketball no matter how bad Pitt is or how good Penn State is) should be exquisite.
lol at the kid calling Chambers "dad"
Don't know much of anything about him and the embedded video shows a whole lot of areas to improve on with his touch, hands, and body control - but his height certainly fits the bill. Must have picked up an offer when Rhoden went to Seton Hall.
I understand that Moorhead really can't say anything other than what he's been saying about his future at Penn State, but the more of these types of quotes I see from him, the more I think he could very well be a guy like Brent Venables or MSU-era Pat Narduzzi where Moorhead is perfectly content with hanging around as the OC until what he sees as the perfect opening comes along. The more I hear him talk, the more I think that he isn't interested in jumping to any P5 head job just for the sake of being a head coach.
That's true. Chip Kelly also got rid of a whole bunch of the Eagles' most dangerous offensive weapons, too, which put even more strain on the defense when the offense got worse.
Thompkins' blocking has been really, really impressive this season - although it could have been strong last year and I didn't notice. For a staff that puts such an emphasis on wide receivers being effective run blockers, I'm not surprised that Thompkins is above Blacknall right now.
Not really, IMO. Harrisburg plays their home games on Saturday afternoons, and they had a bye last week. It makes sense for Parsons to take advantage of the bye week to attend the game that's further away in Columbus, because even if he has a game this Saturday afternoon he can still make the 2 hour drive up to State College afterwards to make the night kick against Georgia State.
They were grumpy when Penn State played West Virginia in baseball at PNC Park last season. The meltdown that would result from Penn State and WVU playing a game in their home stadium would cause a righteous meltdown the likes of which we've never seen.
Signing Day cannot come soon enough for these two.
If Suriano wants to leave and go to another school, Penn State should do absolutely nothing to stand in his way or make it more difficult for him from going to the school of his choice. If they are doing anything to hinder his transfer to Rutgers, they are in the wrong and should stop immediately.
If Penn State is not the party to blame and if the situation is actually the fault of the Big Ten or the NCAA, then Penn State should come out and say so. Quickly.
Phil Steele's projected starters have Nelson and Mahon inside - and while I'd ordinarily dismiss that, it's not the only national media type that I've seen talk about Mahon and/or Nelson moving inside this year. I remember Millen talking about it during the spring game, too, which leads me to believe that the coaching staff might be hinting at that when they sit down and talk with these guys.
If my suspicion is correct, I think we'll see Bates-Mahon-McGovern-Nelson-Wright line up for the first game. My ideal line, though, if I were the coach is Mahon-Bates-McGovern-Menet-Nelson/Wright.
Well, yeah - Mike Hull was an All-American, won Big Ten Linebacker of the Year, and is probably the best linebacker we've had since Lee and Bowman. Mike Hull is a lofty standard to meet, but failing to meet that standard doesn't make Cabinda only an average player. Cabinda was an all-conference player in 2016 and is likely to be an all-conference player again in 2017. He's on pace to be drafted. Two-time all-conference players and three-year starting linebackers at Penn State are talented by any standard.
Yes, "intercepting Penn State's deep passes" was a sound defensive strategy by USC. I would expect every opponent we face to try and repeat that strategy this season.
Chambers has also gotten about as good a look at Ferry's coaching as any opponent he's faced with how many times we have played Duquesne over his tenure. He's obviously been impressed with what he has seen with Ferry's gameplanning and schemes over the years, and Ferry needed a landing spot after Duquesne parted ways with him. Seems like a good thing all-around.
Not all of us thought he deserved to be on the hot seat last year at this time. I thought at this time last year that he would have deserved an extension even if we went 7-5 or 8-4 in 2016.
And a Pitt loss in 2017 away from being back on the hot seat? The guy is about to sign (or has already signed) what will almost certainly be a massive - and well-deserved! - contract extension. He's not going anywhere, regardless of what happens against Pitt this season.
I agree - my point was more that losing kids like Issah combined with Kelly's dismissal, Wartman-White's injuries, and Reeder's transfer has certainly put a hurting on the depth over the past two or three seasons. It appears to have finally leveled out now, and I really like the depth and talent both on the team now and that will be coming in - but the past few seasons really haven't been smooth sailing at linebacker for factors largely out of the staff's control.
Losing essentially two seasons of Nyeem Wartman-White also makes the linebacker recruiting look a little worse than it actually has been. He would have been a very high-caliber linebacker as an upperclassman that would have allowed a few younger guys (Jake Cooper, Manny Bowen, Cam Brown) to either redshirt or at least develop a little more before seeing meaningful snaps. Don't forget a kid like Zayd Issah, who was recruited here to play linebacker and looked to have a bright future at the position with some development.
There was an analysis, too, either on here or on another site that talked about a relative lack of upper tier linebacker recruits in this region over the past few years - and a lack of high caliber LB recruits in Pennsylvania in particular. It's been a tough couple years for the linebacker position for a school like Penn State - it's starting to turn around now, but man has it been a string of tough luck.
If you're going to knock Franklin for clock management at Northwestern in 2015, you also need to give him credit for his clock management in the 2016 Ohio State game. At the end of the first half, his team got the ball at their own 26 in a 12-0 hole with 1:10 on the clock. Rather than calling a few runs and going into halftime, Franklin pushed it and was able to go into halftime down 12-7. The second half is history - but the comeback likely doesn't happen without Franklin's team pushing for a score before halftime when "good clock management" practices would have had him waving the white flag.
Turned him into a role player mid-season? In the last six games of the regular season, he threw for 256 yards per game and had a 13/3 touchdown/interception ratio. Role players don't get named to the All-Conference team and throw for 30 touchdowns. This is absurd.
I'm all for competition at every position in camp - even at running back - and I fully expect a competition to happen. I also expect for Trace to win it, just like he did last year before he went on to have one of the best seasons in school history.
One great run on a gadget play in a blowout against Iowa, good play against Rutgers in mop-up duty, and a solid spring game performance is nowhere near enough for me to even consider Stevens a sure-fire Big Ten-level quarterback, much less agreeing with the idea that he's better than the conference's best quarterback in 2016. And this is coming from someone who thought he would win the job over Trace in training camp in 2016.
I've seen some people say that right now Stevens might be a top-3 quarterback in the conference. It's crazy.
I'm not sure - Evan Schwan really came out of nowhere last year as a kid who didn't have any offers from anywhere of consequence. And Torrence Brown has, so far, definitely exceeded expectations as a former two-star recruit who, I believe, is the lowest-ranked recruit Franklin has brought in.