Craig Fitzgerald's Biggest Fan's picture

Craig Fitzgerald's Biggest Fan

South Carolina

MEMBER SINCE   August 09, 2016

Strength & Conditioning coach enthusiast


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Witnessing 2 Penn State national championships in person so far
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Carl Nassib & Robert Windsor
  • NHL TEAM: Charlotte Checkers

Recent Activity

Comment 24 Apr 2020

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.

Comment 10 Mar 2020

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.

Comment 05 Mar 2020

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.

Comment 03 Mar 2020

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.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

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.

Comment 28 Jan 2020

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.

Comment 27 Jan 2020

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.

Comment 03 Jan 2020

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.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

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.

Comment 27 Dec 2019

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.

Comment 26 Dec 2019

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?