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Matt de Bear

Staff

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 18 Sep 2020

I don't disagree with saying that Lambert-Smith and Washington are the only guys likely to play as true freshmen, but someone has to round out the depth chart, and those are the logical choices. You're way more likely to see guys bounce around between the various WR positions before those guys get any serious run though.

Comment 02 Sep 2020

There are a few factors at play with the '21 class. Primarily, there is not a ton of space left. There are still big names like Rucci and Davis out there, plus a handful of others along the DL primarily that they're pursuing. But it was always going to be a smaller class, and the lack of any spring practice (and subsequent transfers) and visits really hindered them there.

As or Warren, without giving away too much, the desire to get further away from home increased the longer he was there with the pandemic.

Comment 27 Aug 2020

I was having this conversation last night about the neutral site idea. One, I think it simplifies the league's operations as far as Covid protocol, cleaning, etc. It also helps their broadcast partners from a logistical standpoint of not having to send people all over to cover games. I also think it eliminates the facilities issue with a number of stadiums going through a winterization process, and in several cases (including Beaver Stadium), probably not being usable in winter months without expensive and lengthy renovations.

Comment 26 Aug 2020

Pretty much what Flip said as far as TV content for networks and fans. Plus, I think the logistics around two football games in one building each day, on top of the extra cleaning and sanitizing that will take place, is probably pushing it.

Comment 25 Jul 2020

He doesn't. Never say never, but I think that PSU's relationship, which dates back to his freshman year of high school, is a huge part of this. A late OSU offer obviously gets attention, especially from kids in Ohio, but I'm not sure how much it ultimately moves the needle.

Comment 09 Jul 2020

I don't think this change will impact the method of travel. There isn't much difference between sitting on a crowded bus, or a crowded plane. The primary purpose was to give the league more control over protocol, schedule adjustments if needed, etc.

Comment 18 Jun 2020

I think there are a half dozen teams outside of that elite tier you mentioned that can make a case for being that high, including PSU. I just think when you factor in PSU's recent history, and the overall talent on the roster, it's a pretty damn compelling case to make that they deserve to be where they are.

Comment 18 Jun 2020

We've debated other points on here before, so no use rehashing things like facilities, coaching salaries and the like. However, what's your evidence this staff hasn't developed players. They've had 26 players drafted into the NFL since 2015, with 17 of those in just the last three years. Penn State hasn't had a run like that since the early-90s. They're doing all of that with 42 wins in the last four seasons, and three major bowl appearances (with two wins in those). Pretty damn good player development if you ask me.