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Matt de Bear

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Canton, MI (via Columbus, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   July 24, 2016

I am a 2005 graduate of Penn State, and an alumnus of the Penn State Marching Blue Band. Part of the founding group of Roar Lions Roar in 2016.

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 22 hours ago

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.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

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.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

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.

Comment 07 Nov 2019

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.

Comment 06 Nov 2019

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. 

Comment 06 Nov 2019

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.

Comment 01 Nov 2019

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.