Report: Christian Hackenberg blaming struggles on James Franklin

Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is reportedly throwing coach James Franklin under the bus over his regression, and NFL teams don’t think much of that. Hackenberg was brought to Penn State by Bill O’Brien and had a great freshman year under the current Texans coach. But Hackenburg has struggled under Franklin since O’Brien left for the NFL, throwing 28 touchdowns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Todd McShay: Christian Hackenberg 'not ready' for NFL

At one time, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was the top quarterback prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft. Now, one NFL scout says Hackenberg is nowhere near ready to play in the NFL. Speaking on a conference call, ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay had some harsh words when it came to Hackenberg's NFL potential. In particular, McShay had problems with Hackenberg's accuracy...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Did James Franklin reveal Christian Hackenberg's plans?

The past two seasons have not gone as expected for Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg. After a promising freshman season in a pro-style offense under then-coach Bill O’Brien, Hackenberg hasn’t found his comfort zone working in the framework of head coach James Franklin’s spread scheme.  Still, Hackenberg’s prototypical size and skill set make him an attractive...
Via College Spun
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg drills ref in head with pass

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg nailed the umpire in the face with a pass on Saturday, and it had to hurt. We occasionally get a reminder that being the on-field umpire is a hazardous job given their positioning, and Hackenberg uncorked an absolute bullet on his very first attempt of the game that this umpire simply could not escape the path of. Look out! Christian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg Nails Referee In Face With Pass

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is just 1-of-9 to start today’s contest against Northwestern, but at least one of those incompletions wasn’t his fault. On the team’s first drive, Hackenberg attempted to throw a pass over the middle to one of his wide receivers on a slant. But the referee got in the way, and as a result, got pegged in the head. Black Shoe Diaries...
Via College Spun
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg catches TD

Penn State provided a little trick and treat against Illinois, as quarterback Christian Hackenberg caught a touchdown pass on this trick play. Penn State digs deep into their playbook with this HB pass to QB Christian Hackenberg for the TD. #ILLvsPSU — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 31, 2015
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi take a shot at Penn State?

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi has not shied away from taking shots at his neighbors in Happy Valley during his first year with the Panthers. During his Monday press conference, Narduzzi discussed offensive systems squandering talented quarterbacks, and it sure sounds like he was taking an underhanded swipe at Penn State. Here’s the exact Narduzzi quote re: QB and play calling...
Via College Spun
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Christian Hackenberg not allowed to audible

Christian Hackenberg was sacked 10 times in Week 1, but perhaps that god-awful total could have been lessened if he had the permission to call audibles or change his protection up front. Unfortunately for him, this isn’t an option. Hackenberg is one of the quarterbacks NFL scouts are closely observing for the 2016 NFL Draft. But thanks to a ridiculously bad performance by his...
Via Sportsnaut
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State star QB Hackenberg makes media request

By Andrew Holleran Christian Hackenberg’s future lies in the NFL. The Penn State junior quarterback is thought by many to be the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, if he were to declare. Barring injury, he’ll almost certainly be a high selection when he does decide to leave State College, Pa.  He doesn’t want to talk about any of that, though.  At a press...
Via College Spun
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State's Hackenberg tops McShay's mock draft in 2016

By Michael Dusak Penn State hasn’t had a first overall draft pick since way back in 2000, but that could change in 2016 according to one draft pundit. ESPN’s Todd McShay has slotted Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg atop his first “Way-too-early” mock draft for 2016. And while April of next year is too far away, Hackenberg going No. 1 would be the first Nittany Lion to...
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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