Not to mention the best WR in PSU history and 3 (I think?) NFL lineman.
one of the nation's best quarterbacks
Bit of a stretch, no?
I can't remember the details, but I remember thinking he managed his timeouts well in the Pitt game too.
Every single football coach screws up clock management at some point. It's actually pretty amazing.
THE LAST TWO YEARS HAVE SEEN 20TH AND 15TH RANKED CLASSES. THAT FOUR YEAR RUN IS ARGUABLY THE BEST RUN IN THE HISTORY OF RECRUITING RANKINGS FOR PENN STATE
It wasn't the same as it is today, but there were rankings back in the 80s and 90s when PSU had multiple number one classes.
My even less scientific analysis of your not very scientific analysis is that good teams fare better than mediocre or bad teams in road nooners.
Also-didn't know BOB was a Brazzers guy.
An extension makes sense for all the reasons laid out. I'm also 100% fine with firing him after next year if they're not in the postseason.
Also, I had to read that sentence about the 13 league wins in consecutive years about ten times before it made sense to me. That's one of the most Penn State basketball stats I've ever seen.
Yeah it's taken me several years to figure out the hoops recruiting calendar.
Never saw Ameachi at PSU but did see Booth. Watkins has averaged more points and rebounds than Booth as a freshman. But beyond that he just, I don't know, looks better. But, fair point-I've been as "Watkins is the best big man we've ever had" as anyone. Probably should chill on that a bit.
Next loss: Saturday of the B1G tournament.
Scene: Penn State Basketball Fan visits his child counselor.
C: Hi Penn State Basketball Fan, how are you feeling today?
C: Tell me about that....
PSBF: JUST SICK OF IT! EVERY TIME I THINK THEY'RE READY TO TAKE A STEP FORWARD THEY PULL SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
C: Mmm hmmm
PSBF: AND WHY DO SO MANY TEAMS DECIDE TO GO UNCONSCIOUS FROM THREE AGAINST US? WHAT WAS THAT SHOT BEFORE THE HALF???
C: Do you remember when we talked about your anger as an iceberg?
PSBF: YES. BANKS AND GARNER ARE OUR UPPERCLASSMAN-
C: We talked about how the anger is what we see but there are other feelings underneath that we don't see.
C: What are you feeling under your anger?
PSBF: I'm...I'm sad
C: You're sad...
PSBF: I just want this team to be good. I really like them.
C: You do. You really care about them.
PSBF: I really thought the NIT could happen. And now it's going to be really hard for them.
C: Well of course you're sad-you were really hopeful for them.
C: Tell me what helps when you're sad.
PSBF: Talking to my online friends.
C: Yes-you've told me about them. How are they today?
PSBF: They're okay. They keep telling me to be patient. That this game was going to be tough because of the quick turnaround, the travel, the fact that Nebraska was fresh and healthy.
C: Is it helping to talk to them?
C: What else helps you?
PSBF: I don't know.....listening to music?
C: Sure-music can be very helpful.
PSBF: Yeah, I like this song called Deadz. It's by Migos.
C (sets down notes): Oh?
C: With 2 Chainz?
PSBF (perks up): Yeah-you know it?
C (awkward laugh): Yeah, I do.
Both stand up.
C and PSBF: AH OOH FRESH OUT THE BED AH OOH COUNT OUT THE DEADZ
Scene fades to black.
I can tell you want Penn State to be good at basketball. Me too, man. Not enough people do so I appreciate that you care. You keep bringing up consistency (on here and BSD) and I'm with you to a certain point. That's why I nervous about tonight's game. They're on a roll but the quick turnaround and long travel doesn't give me good feels. Win tonight and they just need to split the last four to get into the NIT (and if they win 3 then the BTT gets really interesting). Lose and they're looking at 6-9 (nice) with three to play. Even the NIT starts to get dicey.
So yeah, I get it. The ups and downs are frustrating. Both from the team and individual players. Consistency would be neat! But, that's not where we are as a program. We're currently an NIT bubble team led by three freshman. We're essentially a 6-6 football team. This is how it's going to be until we get more players at the Carr/Stevens/Watkins level and until they get more experience. But aren't they fun to watch? Lamar Stevens is going to be really good. Tony Carr is going to be really good. They both might be really good already. Mike Watkins might be really good too.The fact that they responded the the Indiana/Rutgers week with Maryland/Illinois week says a lot about them. That consistency is still elusive-but they're getting there.
Doesn't help that the average age of those in attendance is 75.
It is weird though. I go to several games a year and admittedly don't get really get loud. Probably because I'd feel like an idiot being the only one who's cheering. My general theory about PSU basketball is there a lot of people who'd like to support it more but are waiting for more consistent winning. I think that plays out in the arena-people don't want to let themselves get prematurely excited. And I'm not totally joking about the age of the fans.
Is it a waste of energy to think we have a shot at the NIT? I'll keep watching and enjoying the progress, but curious how realistic it is.
I love me some CFB Data Warehouse.
So there's a Division I-A Team Index that has a link to every program in alphabetical order. I don't remember when I started going on there, but for years Penn State was right at the top of one of the columns and easy to see. At some point after Sandusky broke, I went on there to look at something and it had been shifted so we were at the bottom of a column and you had to scroll down to see us. That legitimately broke my heart.
FWD: WE ARE BACK.
Welp, we're here. I've been a PSU fan for almost 20 years and always thought we could be among the elites of college football. This isn't a senior-laden squad that's destined to fall back to mediocrity. We're going to be good for a while. Weird to think about.
I don't know how good they're gonna be this year, but this team has multiple players that can do things that we haven't seen at PSU before.
I met him in Supercuts today.
Tory Lanez - Dirty Money
Didn't catch that. FINE I'll go back and watch the game AGAIN.
If this helps, here's the full broadcast. The song is on right away. This has become my life's mission. I even emailed Fox about it. I'm a fully functioning adult I swear.
It's really amazing. What are the odds that all that could happen? He had made a big stop on 3rd down too.
That's not it. That's the song from the video with Lavar. This was a different part of the broadcast.