The unfriendly whistle is becoming to be a real problem. They don't get the home court advantage other teams get, even with their success and their star senior players. Anyone who has watched the games would agree it is not conspiratorial to say so.
This is very disrespectful to Paul Jones.
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.
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.
Alabama is the fourth-worst team in all of Division I in turnovers per game, with 18.5 per. For comparison, Penn State averages 12.9, which is slightly better than the average team.
Ohio State was favored in both: -6.5 in 2017, -3.5 in 2018.
There was no official story about what happened with Holland, but I also cannot imagine it was his intention to return as a senior to be a third stringer.
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.