I hadn't thought about the new systems for Patterson and Fields. There's definitely going to be a learning curve for both of them. Getting Ohio State so late probably means Field will have a good grasp of the playbook when Penn State comes to town, but hopefully Patterson is still figuring some things when the Wolverines come to Happy Valley.
I'm actually ok with the teams Sporting News has ahead of the Nittany Lions, with the exception maybe being Michigan. Both Michigan and Penn State lost a lot, but I think the Wolverines lost them at positions where experience matters a bit more.