I wouldn’t say it’s unfortunate. Imagine the abomination Oregon would come up with if given half a chance to customize them.
This is quite a reversal of fortune, and he could easily be a 5 star by signing day. The fact that he’s from Michigan is icing on the cake!
The thing stuck out last season was how conservative the offense had become. The field shrank. The deep threat has disappeared. Defenses would routinely give us single coverage on a WR and we rarely if ever optioned out of the play and threw it to that WR. Even Jay Paterno’s offenses did that.
The hilarious thing is that Clifford was a one trick pony last season, except that trick was throwing those home run passes that we were missing... So I’m optimistic for the season even as I remain skeptical of Rahne.
Time to panic!!
Wondering what’s going on behind the scenes, as this does not seem normal.
I predict Clifford leads us into the playoffs and this kid flips.
We should get something from Miss State in this deal. They owe us big time if Tommy ends up starting.
He’s a John Donovan or Ricky Rahne away from being #5 or 6 in my opinion. Recruiting, leadership, plus the Moorehead hire put him in strong position. But this man Ricky better put in his big boy pants or we’re going to look like Miles era LSU.
So can we assume Clifford was named the starter? He looked fantastic in the B&W game.
Reminds me of an Iowa RB. He just wiggles through traffic without any wasted motion. It’s not spectacular, but it’s brutally efficient.
You have to admit, on a few of his interceptions, when he suddenly had to play defense, he looked like the most natural safety on the team.
After 2016-2017 it would have been hard to believe losing that many games, but 2018 was very much a return to the rut of 2014-2015. It’s hard to imagine losing to MSU like we have, but it keeps happening.
I feel extreme pessimism about 2019...
I believe the defense will be seriously good, but I can’t help but feel Rahne is Donovan 2.0.
Do you see any hope for Rahne?
Have to love the idea of how talented that WR group is. Hope it translates better on the field next season.
Penn State men’s basketball is a super weapon, but it takes all season to charge.
I think he sees the writing on the wall. Shorter Dotson Hamler. We’re going to have a lethal WR group, just need a QB who can deliver the ball.
I think we may have promoted the wrong guy... Time will tell, but it’s frustrating to see Gattis’ carrer soaring while our OC struggles. I still trust Franklin.
Yeah Brooks has at times flashed his potential, and it reminded me of LBers of ye olde. I also don’t feel great with Parsons staying at LB. It was the best way to get our most talented player into the position of greatest need, but he still looks like a DE playing LB to me.
The way I see it is we have a new problem: NFL talent at nearly every position because of stellar recruiting, but we’re not successful enough on the field to convince guys it’s worth risking millions of dollars to play another year. Beating that Alabama team was probably worth it for those Clemson players. But it’s hard to convince a guy to put his future on the line to compete for 3rd place in the division...
Seeing that game last night made me realize what a long way to go we have in coaching. I don’t think Franklin has the staff today to get it done.
Disappointing the coaches couldn’t get him more touches. He was the top playmaker and should have had more opportunities...
Tell C.J. he has to limit himself to 1 personal foul per game and start him next season in Givens place.