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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.

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  • 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 24 Nov 2020

Update from Ferry:

Comment 24 Nov 2020

We'll see what kind of bump some of these guys (Clifford included) get from ESPN and Rivals. One thing to keep in mind, some of these sites are planning to continue to evaluate the 2021 kids into the spring if they don't enroll early, and their high schools play a spring season.

As for Veilleux, he was a solidly in the second tier of guys they liked after Caleb Williams, including after Ciarrocca arrived. He's a bit of a raw prospect given he moved here from Canada just a couple of years ago. Huge upside, but will need to learn the position a bit more. Getting him on campus in January will be big just to start his development, but it'll be 2022 at the earliest, I would assume, before we see him taking any meaningful snaps.

Comment 16 Nov 2020

Washington in particular has been very impressive for a true freshman. I think it's sometimes lost how difficult the transition from high school to college can be at wide receiver. Lambert-Smith has flashed, but I think has been more of your typical true freshman. He has all of the talent in the world, and it jumps out at times, but he's going up against men too, and I think his lack of polish and more importantly strength work against him at times.

But with all of that said, I think the wide receivers have answered a lot of the questions about the position as a whole so far, and also Stubblefield's coaching. That's not to say they are perfect, far from it, but it feels to me like they have taken a step forward. The inconsistency at QB makes it even harder to get a full picture too.

Comment 16 Nov 2020

To your first point, they are not firing James Franklin, short of some off-the-field revelation, or other situation that would allow them to fire with cause. He'd be owed in the neighborhood of $30 million if they fire him without cause. Even in a normal year, that's probably not happening, but especially when athletic department revenues taking a massive hit due to the pandemic. 

Comment 11 Nov 2020

The depth chart that the program releases is largely based on the previous game, not their plans going forward.