Christian Hackenberg, PSU outlook with Fowler and Herbstreit

Christian Hackenberg is the best passer in the Big Ten. Now with Braxton Miller out for the season, Christian Hackenberg is now the best quarterback in the conference. Sure, he doesn’t have Bill O’Brien and Allen Robinson to work with this year, but he’s also a year more developed and mature. It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to the new system under James Franklin...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg named 1st sophomore captain PSU history

The season hasn’t yet started for Penn State, but Christian Hackenberg is already making program history. The second-year quarterback was announced as a team captain Wednesday morning, making him the first sophomore to earn the honor in the team’s 128-year history. Injured senior guard Miles Dieffenbach joins him as the other offensive captain. “Christian’s got a lot...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Penn State Football Predictions

For the past two years I have both, made season predictions for Penn State Football, and wrote game recaps for each game (I will leave a link to both articles of my season predictions, and all of my game recaps from the past two seasons). We will take a look at each game, give a little summary, and predict outcome as well as the score. Penn State vs Central Florida Christian Hackenberg...
Via KC Sports Ninja
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Going Viral: PSU kid’s Hackenberg TD dance

At one point in our lives we all probably imagined throwing or catching a game-winning touchdown for our favorite team. Some of you may have been older than you’d like to admit, but the youth of a fan base always seems to let the imagination run wild. Take this kid for instance, who imagined he was Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg tossing a big touchdown to tight end...
Via Nittany Lions Den
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Heismanburg?

The Heisman Trophy has seen a recent trend of underclassmen quarterbacks taking home college football’s most notable individual award. Could Penn State sophomore Christian Hackenberg follow up his impressive freshman debut in the Big Ten with a ride to New York? College Football Talk included Hackenberg in a list of potential Heisman Trophy candidates for the 2014 season. Here...
Via Nittany Lions Den
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: Mark Dantonio, Christian Hackenberg, Joel Stave vs. Tanner McEvoy, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten. Now with 100% more Maryland and Rutgers. All the Kings' Men.Andrew Kraszewski profiles Michigan State head coach Mike Dantonio and his coaching staff.  (Off Tackle Empire)There can be only one.A look at the contest for the Wisconsin starting quarterback job between Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy. (AP/ESPN)Through the Past, Darkly.Nick Page provides...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Media Day: PSU’s Hackenberg named a Player to Watch

Just before the fun gets started in Chicago with the Big Ten’s media day event, the conference announced the Big Ten Players to Watch in 2014. Penn State Christian Hackenberg is one of the five highlighted players from the Big Ten’s East Division. Other players from the East include Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, the conference’s two-time Offensive Player of the Year...
Via Nittany Lions Den
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Hackenberg lead the Big Ten in TD passes in 2014?

The Big Ten has a handful of good quarterbacks taking the field this fall, including Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg. I personally still say Braxton Miller of Ohio State is the best all-around quarterback in the conference this season, but who will lead the Big Ten in passing touchdowns this season? That was a question the Big Ten Network debated. The four names that came up...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

We Are! 2014 Penn State Preview Magazine is Ready for PS-You!

We Are… is ready! After months of hard work, we have finished We Are! 2014 – a Penn State Preview Magazine and sent it to the presses. Yes, presses. You see, not only could you purchase a fully digital version (in PDF format), or a print version (free!) via our deal with Draft Kings, but now we are offering direct sales for all Penn State fans. Once you click on either link below...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State has 10-win potential in 2014

Penn State has the potential to win 10 games in the 2014 season, but many uncertainties will have to go their way. This week I was asked to provide my game-by-game predictions for Penn State in a round-up put together by Athlon Sports. I happily obliged, went down the schedule and gave my gut-instinct prediction for each. I admit I sometimes allow a bit of homerism when making some...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers positional preview: Quarterbacks

  This is the first in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. You can find the entire series here. Today's position: Quarterbacks Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starter: Mitch Leidner (redshirt sophomore) Key backups: Chris Streveler (redshirt freshman), Conor Rhoda (redshirt freshman) The breakdown: One year ago...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Penn State Early Predictions Part 1

Week 1:  Penn State Nittany Lions vs. UCF Knights James Franklin and company will travel to Ireland to start their 2014 campaign. In Ireland, they’ll take on the UCF Knights who knocked off the Nittany Lions last year in week 3. The Knights would go onto a 12-1 record with their only loss coming to the hands of South Carolina. Penn State will be looking for revenge against the...
Via Total Sports Live
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State’s Hackenberg and Nine Other B1G Players Make Maxwell Watch List

The Maxwell Football Club has announced the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the player of the year in college football. A total of ten Big Ten players made the preseason watch list for the award. They are: Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland Devin Funchess, TE, Michigan Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan...
Via Know It All Football
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Elite 11: PSU commit Wimbush shows off skills

The future of Penn State’s quarterback position looks to be pretty solid. Not only does Christian Hackenberg, 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, have three years of eligibility remaining, but Class of 2015 commit Brandon Wimbush continues to raise the bar for his own hype. Wimbush is in Beaverton, Oregon at the Nike headquarters for the prestigious Elite 11 camp and he has been...
Via Nittany Lions Den
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 36 Penn State Nittany Lions season preview

With a 7-5 overall record and 4-4 in the Big Ten Conference Leaders Division in 2013, Penn State heads into year three of a four-year postseason ban with another new coach. With Bill O’Brien taking the coaching job at the NFL’s Houston Texans, first-year coach James Franklin comes over from Vanderbilt, where he compiled a 24-15 record in three seasons. "Being successful...
Via College Football Universe
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Projected Win Totals For Every Big Ten Team In 2014

Back in the B1G title game? The Big Ten is one of the most interesting conferences in America in 2014. Between the addition of two schools (Rutgers and Maryland), the fact that there are two legitimate national title contenders (Ohio State and Michigan State) and plenty of other schools with the talent to make a major impact in the college football landscape, the Big Ten will be...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Heismanberg? Christian Hackenerg named to watch list

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was named to the post-spring Heisman Watch List by Hackenberg is the only Nittany Lion on the watch list, although there are three other Big Ten players appearing on the watch list. Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon - who I believe will be the Big Ten’s leading rusher in 2014...
Via Nittany Lions Den
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the Big Ten's Quarterbacks for 2014

The Big Ten isn’t particularly deep at quarterback this season, but there’s plenty to like at the top.Ohio State’s Braxton Miller...
Via Athlon Sports
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions usher in new era at spring game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa — James Franklin wasn’t afraid to challenge Penn State fans during his introductory press conference. But he hedged his bet, and  knew what the response would be. Three months after challenging Nittany Lion nation to pack Beaver Stadium to capacity for the 2014 season, one of the largest fan bases in the country packed Penn State’s annual spring game to the...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Blue-White Game: What To Watch For

Penn State’s new chapter under newly hired Head coach James Franklin officially begins tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. The Blue-White game is Penn State’s annual spring football game that culminates weeks of winter workouts before starting the long grind to August. The game kicks of at 1:30 with free admission and parking and will be televised on the Big Ten Network at 6 p.m Sunday...
Via Total Sports Live
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Franklin Set For First Blue/White Spring Game

Following a whirlwind couple months on the job, Penn State’s new head football coach can finally get back to what he does best: coach. In the past few weeks Penn State coach James Franklin sounded much like a man eager to finally hit the field at Beaver Stadium with his team after a grueling first few months on the job. After countless hours on the recruiting trail, on the practice...
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Unfunny April Fools Jokes: Christian Hackenberg IS NOT transferring to Pitt.

It's April Fools Day. You know what that means: multiple websites trying to con you into believing some kind of outrageous story or another. Sadly, this includes Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, which claims this morning that Nittany Lions starting quarterback Christian Hackenberg is planning to transfer to Pitt. It's not happening! Don't believe the hype!Seriously...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

CFB Matrix Big Ten Cover Vote: Vote Hackenberg! ☆

I am happy to be a part of the upcoming CFB Matrix Digital Preview Magazine that is coming out soon. If you have never visited CFB Matrix, do so today. There is a lot of good stuff for those who like to dig deep into the numbers in the sport of college football (gamblers will love it). The magazine will have a national edition as well as regional editions for conference-specific...
Via Nittany Lions Den
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Midweek Serenity: Ten years ago hope

  I’ll admit. I had various angles for this week’s edition. Freshman Follies—the story of Christian Hackenberg’s highs and lows as a precocious quarterback on an inexperienced offense. Sophomore Slump—the expose of coach Bill O’Brien’s lack of rhythm as a play-caller and unusual personnel decisions at key moments during his rough second season at the helm. ...
Via Nittany Lions Den
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

QB Michael O’Connor among January enrollees for Penn State

Penn State officially added five players to the program on Monday with five players enrolling in classes at Penn State for the spring semester. Among them was quarterback Michael O'Connor, who had put his early enrolling plans on hold following the coaching change at Penn State. After meeting with new head coach James Franklin, O'Connor must have felt comfortable enough to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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