If PSU were to somehow win out, I will guarantee you it gets in. Wins over Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, and either Minnesota or Wisconsin in the B1G title game would trump any of those other resumes.
That's Myles Dread, on this year's team, from the game vs. Maryland Eastern Shore last week, and taken by our photographer.
He hasn't been targeted much, obviously, but I really do think that first play got in his head. It wasn't a great throw, but he could've done much more with it than he did, and I think it got in his head and impacted the rest of the game. Not only did he struggle with the two drops, but his blocking, which has been fantastic most of the year, took a huge step back. I'd love to see them go right back to him early on vs. IU.
Just watching the game, despite the struggles, which were of course critical mistakes, you really did see the progression Nick alluded to. He isn't looking to tuck and run the second the pocket starts to breakdown. He's using his athleticism to buy time, but keeping his eyes down field and looking to make a play with his arm.
Georgia at No. 4 is comical. It's based solely on reputation regardless of what anyone says. Their quality wins are relatively comparable to PSU's, and their loss is a million times worse. If you're saying quality wins matter more than losses, then put PSU up there (not that I think they should be, mind you). At least Baylor, Oregon, and Utah have chances for wins to move them up.
This column could've been 1500 words if we went through everything, but you're right. So many missed chances.
Davis obviously had to hit the kick, but McSorley's run to set it up on 3rd and 3 has almost been lost to some of the other big plays he made in his career.
Or, dare I say, Justin Shorter?
Minnesotans are some of the nicest people on the planet. It's practically Canada. This will be my third time going to a game there and we've always had a blast.
Not wrong at all. Penn State goes two-deep pretty well with Windsor, Shelton, Hansard, and Mustipher. I think guys like Culpepper and Barber are a year away from impacting the rotation more, but the depth is building.
Penn State recruits a number of defensive linemen every cycle that are expected to grow into tackles despite being classified as an end. There are a couple possibilities in this group, notably Amin Vanover who is already pushing 260 lbs. Hakeem Beamon from last year's class is likely destined for the interior as well.
He is a true sophomore, but it is our understanding that he is NFL Draft eligible as he will be three years removed from high school after attending a prep school for one year prior to enrolling at Penn State.
All indications are that Holland simply opted to end his Penn State football career, and proceed in grad school at the University.
The hype was incredibly misplaced. He was always a high ceiling, high potential guy, but everyone knew he was a project given where he was out of high school. Every program in the country still wanted him.
However, he was a victim of a ranking early on in the process that was way too high. By the time he signed, he was outside of the top-200 nationally, not the top-50 prospect he was going into his senior season. Still a talented, blue chip level prospect, but far from the "elite, can't miss" category he was very early on in the process.