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Nick Polak

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Fairfax, VA (via Westfield, NJ)

MEMBER SINCE   July 24, 2016

It's my pleasure to serve as a senior editor for Roar Lions Roar. I am greatly enjoying building up a brand new entity from scratch (with a ton of help from our friends at Eleven Warriors, of course) after having spent time writing for multiple team sites on SB Nation including Black Shoe Diaries, Tomahawk Nation, Land Grant Holy Land, Alligator Army, as well as the main college football hub. I also spent time on the professional side, writing about the Seattle Seahawks for Field Gulls on the SB Nation network.

Please don't hesitate to ever reach out to myself or anyone else on the masthead about improvements you think can be made to the site or any other comments you may have. Thanks for reading! Go State!

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Recent Activity

Comment 10 hours ago

He's also never had the chance to recruit with a brand like Penn State behind him (no, Miami is not on that level right now).

If he proves that he can develop talent, he'll do just fine in recruiting. They also have incredible recruiters all over the coaching staff, and no single recruit is a one-coach job. Would it be great if they were bringing in someone who's brought in 5-star kids every year since 2013? Sure. But it's going to be impossible to judge him as a recruiter until we see him recruit as a Penn State coach.

Comment 20 Jan 2020

The Lundy and Harrar additions to the starting lineup have been massive, if for no other reason than it's allowed Watkins to come into the game fresh and dominate. Eric has a nice piece on the two new starters that will post on Tuesday.

Comment 16 Jan 2020

The media stuff added to it all, yes, but Te'o was good in his own right- 113 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 7 INT (that's the big one) is a very, very good college stat line.

Plus, outside of Johnny Football, there was no one in college football that year who would be within the top-5 of a Heisman ballot basically any other year. I'd argue that Marqise Lee (118 receptions, 1,700+ yards, 14 TD) should have finished second to Manziel.

Comment 16 Jan 2020

What's your definition for match? I think Parsons' 2019 matches up pretty well with any of Mauti's seasons. I know Mauti's worth is defined by far more than what he did on the field, but he also couldn't stay healthy, which is absolutely something to consider when discussing him.