Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 8/6/12
If the 2012 Penn State football season were a Rocky movie, today marks the training montage. You know, the one that sparks a little fire in your belly and stokes the coals of anticipation towards the big fight. Yo, Adrian (Amos, and teammates). It's time to work by any means necessary. The excitement and enthusiasm preceding this football season trumps that surrounding any team I can recall. The Penn State community has rallied, both literally and figuratively, behind this group of players in a way that makes the result of the season somewhat inconsequential. The 2012 Nittany Lion football team has already solidified a place in Penn State history before playing a single snap. They could have left. Mark "Bane" Emmert's version of free agency triggered a feeding frenzy that had coaches from all over the country stalking our STUDENT-athletes. And yes, a few individuals (I use that word with venom the way my high school football coach would) chose to finish their collegiate careers...
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