Off topic for this article, but will the RLR Football podcast start up again soon?
Do you think Fleming's tweet had anything to do with what's happening at Ohio State?
I'm surprised nobody picked Justin Shorter as the freshman with the most impact (though Matt de Bear was pretty close to doing so). Maybe this is me being biased or just wishful thinking, but it sounds like he'll be the next A-Rob for this team, though maybe not quite to that level in his first year. In any case, he'll be another tall, fast, strong target for Trace and can really open up the field (or take advantage of 1 on 1's). I know the receiver room is crowded, but it sounds like he's just too good to not carve out a place in the offense this year.
QB: Trace McSorley
RB: Larry Johnson
WR: Allen Robinson
DL: Courtney Brown
LB: Lavar Arrington
DB: Alan Zemaitis
I actually started with Zemaitis since I loved his physicality and his presence on that early 2000's defense. From there I went to Trace, since he's mobile and will be (as mentioned above) the most decorated QB statistically in PSU history. After that I went with A-Rob since he was able to create big plays and yardage on his own (that 70ish yard run @OSU, the dominance in the 2nd half vs. Syracuse in Hack's first game, etc.). After that I went with LJ (though can I specify LJ in his final season?). From there I went with Brown, an absolute monster on the D-Line. And I rounded out my team with Lavar, an absolute freak athlete whose highlights are still played at the stadium today.
I'm assuming Nick's ideal scenario is for PSU to play @ Washington on a Saturday, and then to have the Seahawks play a home game on Sunday.
Does this mean we now have a shot at the national championship next year?
Regarding the transitional lenses: What the hell is this? I wonder if any of the local media members get the same tweet?
That made me lol
So is this THE poll to care about? If so, are we officially the #12 team in the country?
LOL - that gif was worth the wait!
Great job as always! Though...wasn't there discussion of posting a link to a high school play?
Even though we blew the doors off of the game, I'm thinking we will land somewhere around 22. Would love to get into the teens though!
I like that Nick mentioned Gillikin. While he probably isn't the MVP of the game, I remember last years game being horrendous with regards to field position and our punts setting OSU up with great field position to setup their onslaught of scoring. It's wonderful to be able to have our defense start with a lot of field behind them to defend
Agreed - LOVE this rundown and update!
Also - great job recapping the conference! I don't typically follow every B1G team, so it was nice to have a recap of what's been happening. Also, the laugh over how bad ND has been was classic
Hopefully it doesn't come to this for Nick....
This is well done - I like that there are some recurring characters throughout this story! Though I tend to be on the more positive/supportive side of things, the tweet about "Why didn't you punt on 4th and 1 from the 1 yard line" did make me laugh
Very good comment on a very good article on a very good site
169....sorry to have to reply to your guess, but it wouldn't let me enter a comment at the bottom of the page
I wonder if the offense will show some new wrinkles this week. It's been fun watching them grow in confidence over the first few weeks and I can't wait to see how they develop during the B1G schedule
I expect this game to be a blowout and I think we'll see some young defenders get some playing time (Cam Brown, Johnathan Thomas - not young, but new to the position), which would be great to get them some experience since we're a few injuries away from them taking on much bigger roles.
I think more throws to the running backs would be a nice wrinkle, since there didn't seem to be too many of those so far. And I expect to swoon every time Gillikin comes on to punt again, since he has been awesome.
PSU - 40 Temple - 9 (I mean, this is what the university is planning, no?)