When anyone in the off-season talked about actual football related issues with the Penn State football team, the secondary seemed to be one of the biggest areas of concern.
Injuries, lack of depth, players changing positions – these were all concerns as the team headed into camp for the 2012 season.
In fact, many thought the only thing that could keep this year’s defense from being dominating was the secondary.
It’s certainly early but so far, so good, according to coach Bill O’Brien.
“I’ve been very pleased with the secondary,” O’Brien said at his teleconference Thursday. “The secondary has a number of good returning players. Also, there are some young players in there that we think could really help us.”
O’Brien went on to point out Da’Quan Davis and Jordan Lucas – both true freshmen – as young players that can help.
He’s also been happy with the veterans.
“Those are in addition to the ‘steady Eddies’ back there – Stephon Morris, Malcolm Willis and Adrian Amo