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Matt de Bear

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Canton, MI (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 24 July 2016 | Blog

I am a 2005 graduate of Penn State, and an alumnus of the Penn State Marching Blue Band as well. After spending two years at Victory Bell Rings, and over two at Black Shoe Diaries, I am thrilled to be part of the founding group here at Roar Lions Roar.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2016 B1G Championship Game
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Paul Posluszny
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Tim Frazier
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 06 Dec 2017

One, the Big Ten instituted four-year guaranteed scholarships for student athletes in 2014, so they aren't just pulling those from players. More accurately, guys want to play. Andre Robinson fell to, at best, third string this season, and was likely looking at the same next year. Barbir likely saw the writing on the wall that they were bringing in another kicker in this year's class.

There is a natural attrition that has nothing to do with "we don't want you here anymore" that happens in these situations, and a big part of it is guys want to go somewhere and have a shot to see the field. When you're 3rd or 4th on the depth chart at your position, it only makes sense to look around.

Comment 05 Dec 2017

PSU's line has improved significantly in Limegrover's two seasons. Yes, it took a step back in the latter half of this season, but it's still significantly improved from what he inherited. I firmly believe that the two biggest things, in order, you need to succeed up front are physical maturity, and experience. PSU is getting the latter, and the former just takes time. 

PSU's line this year started a RS senior that, in my opinion, clearly was limited by a significant injury last year (Mahon), two redshirt sophomores, a true sophomore, and a redshirt freshman. 

A fourth OL coach since 2011 is not the answer, in my opinion.

Comment 16 Nov 2017

Trace McSorley is 19th nationally in completion %, 22nd in yards per attempt, 19th in passing TDs, and 17th in rating. No. 17 in QBR if ESPN's metric is your thing. Do you prefer S&P+? PSU's passing offense is No. 8.

Clearly the passing game is a massive issue.