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Penn State Football: Handicapping the QB competition

Penn State football is experiencing a changing of the guard at arguably the most important position on the field. With three-year starter Christian Hackenberg off preparing for the 2016 NFL Draft, Penn State will be looking for another signal caller to step up and fill his shoes. That won’t be an easy task, either, as Hackenberg leaves Happy Valley with several Penn State passing...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State keeps Toney in Class of 2016, adds walk-on QB and JUCO

On the eve of National Signing Day, Penn State had some good news roll in. Penn State secured a commitment of defensive end and linebacker Shake Toney from Philadelphia. Toney announced his reaffirmed commitment to the program on his Twitter account after spending more time recently being recruited by Pittsburgh. His photo choice offered a nice glimpse of the future he hopes to...
Via Nittany Lions Den
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles grab a quarterback in the third round

With both the Shrine and Senior Bowls now complete, all eyes focus on Indianapolis and the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. For the Philadelphia Eagles, this year’s draft is very important as they have many positions of need including quarterback. Right now, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the quarterback position especially if Sam Bradford does not return. Where does new head...
Via Total Sports Live
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five areas the Houston Texans must improve in the offseason

Last Saturday, thousands of Houston Texans fans waited in anticipation for their playoff matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. They had improbably made it to the playoffs after an extremely slow start and they were about to catch the world by storm. The fans all craved revenge against the team that handed the Texans their first loss of the year. However, there was a very different...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg called James Franklin day after declaring for NFL Draft

When Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg announced his decision to forego his final year of college eligibility to enter the NFL Draft, many noted his lack of public gratitude, especially towards his head coach James Franklin. It could have been much to do about nothing, except for the fact Hackenberg thanked former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien. Now, Franklin has come...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Way Too Early 2016 Penn State Football Preview

Year two of the James Franklin era felt much like year one — with a shaky offensive line and a solid defense ruling the day for Penn State. The Nittany Lions finished 7-6 on the season and 4-4 in Big Ten play, a year after finishing 7-6 and 2-6 in the B1G. Both seasons ended with a bowl game loss, but many feeling like there was plenty left to be desired based on recruiting and...
Via Talking 10
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

The Houston Texans Must Find an Answer at Quarterback for 2016

It was known before Saturday night’s AFC Wild Card matchup between the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs, but Brian Hoyer’s play showed the Texans have no answer at quarterback on the current roster. Brian Hoyer had a brutally poor performance in his Texans’ 30-0 loss at home. Hoyer’s final statistics for the game were 136 yards passing with four interceptions and...
Via The Sports Journal
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

The Legacy of Christian Hackenberg

Christian Hackenberg could have gone to Alabama and become the face of a budding dynasty with the nation’s top offensive line protecting him and a Heisman Trophy-caliber running back in the backfield with him. The pro-style passer, a five-star recruit on 247 Sports’ composite ranking system and an Under Armour All-American would have been a star in Tuscaloosa, likely succeeding...
Via Bloguin Best
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

The Legacy of Christian Hackenberg

Christian Hackenberg could have gone to Alabama and become the face of a budding dynasty with the nation’s top offensive line protecting him and a Heisman Trophy-caliber running back in the backfield with him. The pro-style passer, a five-star recruit on 247 Sports’ composite ranking system and an Under Armour All-American would have been a star in Tuscaloosa, likely succeeding...
Via The Student Section
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg’s stats topped other 2013 Top 10 QBs combined

Though we all love to rip on Penn State quarterback and soon-to-be NFL draftee Christian Hackenberg for his seemingly subpar performance on the field, he may be better than meets the eye. Per a post to Reddit, Hackenberg has thrown for 8,457 yards, 38 touchdowns and 31 interceptions. That’s more than any of the other Top 10 quarterbacks in his recruiting class, who have thrown...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Hot Take: Hackenberg omitting Franklin from NFL Draft statement was not cool

I have defended Christian Hackenberg time and time again over the past couple of years and spent plenty of time offering the legitimate excuses for his results on the field when it had become increasingly easy to slam him. As Hackenberg moves on to the NFL, I have spent even more time sharing some thoughts about the overall positive effect he had on the Penn State program and suggested...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Hackenberg’s legacy

Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg will declare for the 2016 NFL Draft, forgoing his last year of eligibility in the process. The three-year starter will leave Penn State will several school passing records, including total yards and touchdowns. He threw for 8,457 yards, 48 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in his 38 starts under center. He was also sacked 103 times, a sign of the...
Via isportsweb.com
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA 2015 College Football: SEC Dominates and Other Notes

For anyone who thought the SEC might be losing its grip on being college football’s best conference, all you have to do is look at its results in bowl games to correct that myth. The conference currently holds an 8-2 record with Alabama still having one game left to play in the CFP championship game. The West Division teams went 6-1, alone. The league’s bowl winners: Alabama...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 5 Moments of Christian Hackenberg’s Career at Penn State

Penn State’s junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg recently declared for the NFL draft. His career at Penn State won’t be forgotten by fans of the football program, as Hackenberg is one of the best QBs to ever play at Penn State. In his 3 seasons at Penn State, Christian Hackenberg accumulated 8,457 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions. He was sacked 82 times...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State Quarterback Thanks Everyone But Current Coach When Turning Pro

When the clock hit triple zeroes in Jacksonville Saturday afternoon, it marked the final time that Christian Hackenberg would ever wear a Penn State Nittany Lions uniform. Shortly after the TaxSlayer Bowl loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, the junior quarterback announced that he was going to forgo his final year and declare for the NFL Draft. While experts think he can go anywhere between...
Via Gamedayr
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg declares for NFL Draft, thanks everyone but James Franklin

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg rather unsurprisingly declared for the NFL Draft after the team’s bowl loss on Saturday, but what he didn’t say afterward raised some eyebrows. Hackenberg thanked many of those who had been influential in his career. He thanked the fans, his quarterback coach, the trainer, the strength staff, the video coordinator, his former offensive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg, Austin Johnson declare for NFL Draft

Not long after Penn State’s second-half rally against Georgia fell just short in the TaxSlayer Bowl, it became official that quarterback Christian Hackenberg and defensive tackle Austin Johnson will skip their senior seasons at Penn State and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. Penn State made the official announcements yesterday on the team’s official website, and neither comes as a huge...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State DT Austin Johnson declares for NFL Draft

The Penn State Nittany Lions have been trying to get back into the college football prominence and they have done a terrific job of working their way back into that especially on the defensive side of the ball. The team will have to work their way back into the premiere of football without one of their best players along the defensive line. After the team’s 24-17 loss to Georgia...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg will enter the NFL draft

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg endured a very difficult 2015 season, right to the bitter end. Now, he’ll try to make himself the best possible pro prospect he can be. Hackenberg announced after Saturday’s TaxSlayer Bowl loss to the Georgia Bulldogs that he will enter the 2016 NFL Draft. The junior is betting on his talent, and perhaps on the right set of circumstances...
Via The Comeback
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State's Hackenberg declares for NFL draft after bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is leaving school early for the NFL. Hackenberg declared his intentions following a 24-17 loss to Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday. ''This place means a lot to me,'' Hackenberg said. ''It's been an awesome ride, tough way to end it today. It means the world to me. My family and I talked about it and...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State's Christian Hackenberg turning pro

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Via Fox Sports
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State QB thanks everyone except head coach after declaring for NFL draft

Penn State junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg declared for the 2016 NFL Draft today, shortly after the Nittany Lions lost the Taxslayer Bowl to Georgia, 24-7. Hackenberg, who was injured early in the contest, had a promising freshman season in 2013 in a pro-style offense under then-head coach Bill O’Brien, but struggled the next two years in more of a spread-based scheme...
Via College Spun
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenburg Finishes His Last Game Penn State In Sweats; Declares For Draft After Game

When Christian Hackenburg went down during the TaxSlayer Bowl against Georgia fans had to know that there was a very good chance that they could have seen the last of their quarterback in a Penn State uniform. He played well at times during his career, but he also had some real head scratching moments as well. To be fair, he didn't really have a very good supporting cast or offensive...
Via FatManWriting
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Christian Hackenberg declares for NFL Draft

Penn State junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg will forego his final year of college enter the 2016 NFL Draft. Hackenberg joins the likes of Cardale Jones, Preston Lynch and Jared Goff in joining the draft a year early. Hackenberg left Saturday’s TaxSlayer Bowl in the second quarter after falling hard on his throwing shoulder. According to Penn State head coach James Franklin...
Via Tireball.com
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg declares for draft

One of the most intriguing quarterback prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft class, Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg, announced following his team’s loss in the TaxSlayer Bowl that he would be forgoing his final year of eligibility to declare for the draft. Hackenberg had his final bowl game appearance cut short due to a shoulder injury, but finished his 2015 campaign with 2,386 yards...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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