He's not wrong though
This was really fun to watch.
I would not want to see Bill C's post game win expectancy for this one... 5 INTs, 15ish fumbles we dropped and picked back up, and so so many passing yards against us. What a game.
This article is enough for me to decide who I'll be picking to win the Pac12 North for the foreseeable future.
Last night was a brutal example of what was discussed on the last podcast regarding the gap between PSU and OSU.
Penn State was mentioned I think exactly once. Meanwhile, we had the first 3(ish) picks be Ohio Staters, saw many highlights of Chase Young tackling Nittany Lions, heard how great Larry Johnson Sr is, and then had more Ohio State picks later in the draft Gross.
Really interesting to see how well we're doing in Michigan, while not doing super well in Pennsylvania itself. I guess it washes out in the end.
When people said that Jordan Stout was going to be our punter I didn't imagine this is what they meant
It's not every day you get a recruit basically saying he wants to lift weights with the strength coach as his reasoning
If we're being honest I'd even say I'd prefer it
This was very enjoyable, but I'm struggling to understand why the QB was always lined up so close to the center? What decade are these videos from?
I think it's fair to say he's definitely between 3rd and 10th.
What I think is more important is who is he the best coach for. Mullen might be better on an average team, or better at Florida, but I think Franklin is better at Penn State than Mullen would be here. Likewise, I think USC would rather have Franklin than Mullen, and LSU would rather have Ed O than either of them.
For Penn State, if I was making a list of head coaches, I would put Franklin 3rd. Nationally/on average, I think he fits better around 7th-8th.
My understanding from a few friends that went to Alabama was that Cochran was a cult of personality, more similar to Fitzgerald than Galt in that way. I think with the HBO special, coupled with the increased focus on the combine, Galt might start to earn the recognition he deserves even if he won't do the worm on a frozen ground during pre-game.
I'm pretty sure there's not an uphill climb in terms of rooting for other results- based on my counting and understanding of the tiebreakers if we beat Michigan State we're a top 4 seed. This applies with the current worst case scenario (anyone in the top 6) winning out, and either result of the Iowa/Illinois game.
Sucks for other teams that the tiebreaker is record vs Maryland, and going 1-0 against them is considered better than going 1-1. Not sorry.
Most of the above makes sense and was more-or-less predictable, but it's really odd to me that Lorig got the title of outside linebackers coach? I'm struggling to figure out exactly what his duties would be in meetings.
The depth being shown in the last few weeks is amazing. Two legit bigs who can put in serious minutes, plus as many guys who are legit deep threats as Penn State has ever had. Chambers has built an awesome foundation, it's awesome to see a bunch of it coming together at the same time for Lamar's last ride
This was super interesting!
Damn, this one sucks. Glad he gets what he wants, but I'll be really curious how they can fill all of his individual roles as well as the personality he brought to the team.
If Lamar gets say, 9 postseason games, would those count towards his all-time scoring leaderboard?
Always a bit weird when this gets announced on the Alumni Association Calendar weeks before anything official.
Was sorta hoping HC would be Northwestern, which would free up Iowa for a nightgame/stripe out type atmosphere.
With so few carries to go around, it seems like the goal really needs to be limiting the number of carries Clifford gets. The tricky part is keeping teams honest so that they can't cheat and ignore his legs.
Here's also hoping we have 2 TE sets close to the goal line. Knowing we can have 2 TEs blocking, or two super tall TEs open to catch passes should give DCs nightmare once we're inside the 10.
Franklin's ability to keep track of coaches he's run into in the past is absolutely insane. The exact details and dates are always hazy, but I'm fairly certain Trautwein would have been on staff at Davidson when Franklin came down to Charlotte to have a satellite camp with them.
Lots of elite OL recruits in our recruiting radius in the next class, we really need to nail this hire so we can pull those in.
Have to wonder if this originated as Franklin's idea or as Ciarrocca's? Ciarrocca has inherited a Limegrover OL before and perhaps wasn't looking forward to doing it again/working together directly.
Honestly think it's up to Penn State to decide if we can win this game, we need the guys to take the 1-0 mantra seriously even against a G5 team. Glad our NFL guys aren't skipping like a lot of other teams, not sure if that talks more to the CJF Culture TM or the circumstantial draft stock of some guys who want one last chance to impress.
Also glad we've got Stout in charge of avoiding that KR unit on the other side. Maybe the bowl game is the time to pull a cool onside kick and have some fun with it, too.
Who would you recommend as DC?
The depth chart at WR is littered with 247 stars, even with guys leaving/headed to the NFL. Between George, Sullivan-Brown, and Hippenhammer we should be able to get production from guys who we haven't seen it from before. Frankly the counting stats weren't exactly there for the RB room this season either, even if we all appreciated Cain's timely drives late in games.
Are either of the 2020 WRs enrolling early?