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Craig Fitzgerald's Biggest Fan

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Member since 09 August 2016 | Blog

Software engineer who enjoys strength training and Penn State athletics.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Witnessing 2 Penn State national championships in person so far

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Comment 24 hours ago

In general, I'd support anything in my home of North Carolina! Clemson, South Carolina, or Georgia would all be good match-ups in Charlotte. Tennessee in Nashville, or Georgia in Atlanta could be good.

I'd love more of these big kickoff games to be in B1G territory, though. Missouri/Oklahoma/Oklahoma State/Arkansas in Indianapolis? Notre Dame in Chicago?

Comment 18 Aug 2017

My experience with Sanchez was running the RPO every single play, and him keeping the ball every single time. Defenses in 2017 may catch on now that they have more film, but I have faith it would work as well now as it did for me then.

Comment 15 Aug 2017

Now begins the tough situation of making sure all of these talented QBs are willing to stay on the same roster. I think I hope Stevens gets 5-10 touches a game with some passes, but at the same time there's no need to get too cute with an offense this loaded.

Comment 08 Aug 2017

I came to this comment section ready to post a comment in support of letting him transfer, coming from a "student athletes have no power at least give them this" point of view. Your example of letting Ashnault transfer to Penn State (though I'd be fine with that.. how about a trade for Suriano? Who cares that Ashnault has that heartwarming Rutgers BTN commercial?) changed my mind. Even taken outside of wrestling, how would we feel if after 2-3 years of seasoning at Penn State, our best basketball players all left for Michigan State or Maryland, and the reaction was "We need social media pressure to make Chambers accept this".

Sitting out a year is probably less damaging in wrestling than in sports like football, so the transfer-to-another-conference rule makes sense (I'm assuming he has to sit out a year if he transfers to South Dakota State?).

Comment 25 Jul 2017

Franklin seems to love getting offers in early for the players in elite states like Texas.

We've got 57 offers out for 2019, 7 of which are for students in Texas. Only 1 of the 57 are from Pennsylvania, but 4 in Virginia, 4 in Maryland, 5 in Ohio, 6 in New Jersey.

I'm against neutral site games outside of the conference footprint, but I can see why Harbaugh would have been happy with playing Florida in Dallas. He's trying even harder than Franklin to get his feet in the Texas door.

Comment 21 Jul 2017

I'll be paying close attention to see if Fleck can make still a top-3 receiver in the league. I believe he went on record he intends on doing as much.

Comment 20 Jul 2017

Hitting on coordinator hires can be tough, but I think in our relatively small sample it's safe to say Franklin is 3 out of 4. I don't know how that compares to Urban Meyer or Bob Stoops who I think are considered the best coordinator finders in the nation, but I'll take it.

Comment 17 Jul 2017

Franklin has emphasized getting athletes at every position, showcased last year when Gillikin outran a Buckeye to save 5 points on a botched snap. Looking forward to trick plays and tuddies for Pinegar.

Comment 11 Jul 2017

It should be the job of #PennStateTwitter to push the candidacy of Barkley (or Trace, depending who has the better first 4-5 games) as hard as possible for the Heisman. I know most fans think it's a silly award and doesn't reflect the best overall player (see: Peppers as a finalist), but it's still great.

Comment 11 Jul 2017

Soon we'll have grouchy Penn State fans complaining that James Franklin is a media darling, and that the media are granting his recruits the legendary "Alabama bump", where 3 stars who get Alabama offers become 4 stars overnight. Can't wait!

Comment 07 Jul 2017

I'm all for the f it go deep offense. I just hope 2017 Tommy Stevens Trace can keep his interception rate as low as 2016 Trace. We'll never have a big enough sample size to know the ratio of luck/skill, but if it keeps working I don't care.

Comment 03 Apr 2017

It's great to have a successful team in another sport! A majority of the states Penn State gets students out of are great at lacrosse (New York, New Jersey, Maryland) so it makes sense we'd start getting good recruits in that area too. Seems like all teams which benefited from Pegula's donation are faring well!

Comment 12 Mar 2017

It's also true that these coaches on great teams are in close game scenarios against other great programs/great teams, so it tends to even at .500, It'd be hard to isolate it beyond that, plus I don't necessarily care about Duke's close game luck against teams like Wake Forest.