Found August 05, 2013 on Nittany Lions Den:
  The dawn of August means pre-season camps are upon us. It also means that it’s time to rekindle the decade-long tradition of telling you the story of 2013…before 2013 happens. I’ve come a long way since 2004 (when the offense-devoid Lions did not indeed make it to the Rose Bowl that I predicted).  But even when my predictions miss the mark completely, you can trust that I’ve researched our Lions and our opponents well. A couple of basic premises that I’m assuming this season as I create these. 1—Our defense is going to take a step back this year. You don’t lose three NFL draft picks off the front 7 and improve. Sorry. I’d be more optimistic if our defensive recruiting had been more stellar of late but Notre Dame and Florida beat us for key recruits in Paterno’s last years and Ohio State sapped us post-scandal. The cupboard simply is not stocked to normal Penn State standards. 2—Bill O’Brien and the offensive coaching staff will get the most out of what we have on
College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.