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Dan Smith


Philadelphia, PA

MEMBER SINCE   July 24, 2016

Dan Smith is a staff writer covering Penn State men's basketball and football for Roar Lions Roar. He has written for Black Shoe Diaries, Cover32, Buzz on Broad, and CommRadio, where he also served as the executive editor. Dan and the rest of the Centre County Report staff won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award in 2013. He graduated from Penn State in 2013 with a degree in journalism.


  • NFL TEAM: Philadelphia Eagles
  • NHL TEAM: Philadelphia Flyers
  • NBA TEAM: Philadelphia 76ers
  • MLB TEAM: Philadelphia Phillies

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Comment 05 Jan 2020

My greatest gift to my friends is that I went to Penn State for sports broadcasting (and specifically play-by-play), so when they are driving somewhere and can't watch a game, they can call me and I'll give them a radio play-by-play over the phone. 

Comment 03 Jan 2020

I would not call Slade to the slot "likely." I think it is more likely that he remains at running back, but that they draw up more 21 personnel plays where he can motion out to the slot, as a way to get him on the field more frequently. The wide receiver group is going to be inexperienced and without a history of production, so their best plan at this point would be to see how they can use their running backs and tight ends more, as they have great depth at both positions. Changing up personnel more frequently is one more way to keep the defense off balance.

We'll likely be covering transfer portal options once that scene starts to take shape in the next couple of weeks.

Comment 29 Oct 2019

Simmons is one of their highest rated recruits in recent years, and has been solidly in the rotation when healthy for the last two years. He has done a fine job. He just has not had the highlight reel plays or breakout games that Gross-Matos, Toney, and now Oweh have had to this point.

I will say that he seems like less of a pass rush specialist and more of a balanced defender at end than those three. When they go three down linemen on third-and-long, Gross-Matos plays tackle and Toney and Oweh are outside. Those are their three top pass rushers, based on their usage.