Looks like they're getting a beast.
This poll means absolutely nothing so I really couldn't care less where we are ranked in it. But that being said, it's laughable that Michigan is #9 and OSU is ahead of us.
It seems like a good portion of our fan base thinks Trace is what he is and what we saw last year is exactly what we will get for the next two years (at least this is what I've gathered from conversations with friends and comments like these). I don't understand this perspective at all. He was a sophomore last year starting for the first time. He certainly has areas where he can improve and I'm sure that has been a focus during the off season. The O-line will be better, which can only help him. And as this article points out, year two in Moorhead's offense will most likely result in improvement across the board. I'm excited to see his development in year two and I'm excited that we have a really good back up that the coaching staff believes it can with with if we need him.
Is this sarcasm? I don't get it. We scored 49 points against USC. I wouldn't call that "writing the book" on how to deal with our deep passes. They had a key interception late to seal it, but by no means did they shut us down.
I don't really care about the margin of the blowout. That's not really who we are and you can thoroughly dominate a team without embarrassing them to the tune of 70 points. That being said, I hope we drop 80 on Pitt.
You're crazy if you don't think he's a good coach after an 11-3 season, big ten title, recruiting success, and Moorhead hire. If you're saying you think there is a litte too much hype and we need to pump the brakes a bit, I hear you, but to say you're not sold that he's a good coach is crazy. He already proved he was a good coach at Vandy.
The value of a great punter is never appreciated enough. It's impossible to compare his impact to guys like Barkley, McSorley, and Cabinda, but in a tight game a 55 yard punt instead of a 38 yarder could very well be the difference in the game. Think back to 2014/2015. We lost games because of terrible punting (Maryland, Northwestern).
The award is silly, but it can only help on the recruiting trail.
Definitely agree. We still lack depth at LB compared to the DL. Bowen is very important to the success of the defense this year.
I agree with all except Ryan Bates. We have a lot of depth on the OL these days. Not saying losing him wouldn't hurt, but I just don't think he's one of the 5 most irreplaceable players.
He certainly has an opportunity this season to cement his legacy as the undisputed greatest running back in penn state history.
Not a big deal...with the other visits and the way he was talking about other schools it was obvious that his commitment wasn't real and he was considering all options.
Personally, I think Pitt makes perfect sense and Gameday should be here for that game. It was a renewal of a historic rivalry last year, Pitt won in thrilling fashion, PSU looking for revenge at home this year, perceived bad blood between the coaches, real bad blood between the fan bases. Seems like the perfect narrative for the Gameday crew. However, I don't think ESPN views it this way and will absolutely choose Notre Dame, USC, or Ohio State instead.
I'm confused by this. Is the University actually connected to the bid to host, or are you just saying Penn State is hosting because the site is in Pennsylvania? How is this any different than if the games were played in Philly or Pittsburgh?
This news ruined my day :(
This was a good Q&A session. A lot of interesting answers.
I want to know what they are going to do about security entering the stadium next season. I think I heard they are changing security companies? Walking up to the stadium 45 minutes before kick off and still missing kick off is unacceptable.
You are absolutely right, and also JF deserves a ton of credit for the hire. A lot of people were skeptical when they heard him talk about having his list of potential coaches ready should anyone on his staff leave. He proved them wrong with not just this hire, but all his off-season coaching moves.
I don't have much confidence in him at this point, but you have to give him one more year. It doesn't make sense to stick with him until now, just to fire him right before he gets a chance to show what he can do with his best recruiting class with a year under its belt. Another disappointing season next year and he has to go.
Love this kid. Now, if Micah Parsons would just give us this kind of commitment...
Clifford led his high school to a state championship. Looks like this is becoming a theme with JF's QB recruits.
I think it will be very difficult for either one of them to win because of the other. I don't see either of them dominating the offense the way that is necessary to win the heisman.
I hear what you're saying. There is talent to be had in NJ. But as of now, there appears to be no loyalty to Rutgers by in-state kids. Just look back at the some of comments/reactions some of our guys from NJ have had over the past few years. They view Rutgers as a joke. They have a long road ahead of them to gain that loyalty.
I can get on board with Maryland, but I just don't see any way Rutgers was a good addition. We all know the conference's motivation was to capture the NYC market. I would love to see an analysis to determine if adding Rutgers actually increased B1G games on TV in that market or increased ratings. I suspect the answer is no to both questions. I also think they are generally not worthy of being in the big ten. On the field, they are a historically bad program. Off the field, they are a trashy fan base that gives the B1G a bad name.
"Repeal and Replace" is a popular phrase in the news these days. I say we repeal Rutger's admission in the conference and replace with someone better!
I still have friends that are saying "ehh I'm still not sold on Franklin..." If someone on here feels this way too, please explain.