Five Nittany Lions heading to NFL Combine

The NFL has released the initial roster of players heading to the NFL Scouting Combine later this month. A total of five Penn State players will be looking to catch some looks at the big NFL event in Indianapolis. Tight end Jesse James, offensive tackle Donovan Smith, linebacker Mike Hull, safety Adrian Amos and kicker Sam Ficken all were included on the NFL Scouting Combine roster...
Via Nittany Lions Den
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe – National Signing Day Eve

Bill O’Brien still respected by Penn State players, and all is set for the Class of 2015. I swear one day I am going to take a deeper look at the brief Bill O’Brien era when time permits, because I think it is fascinating on so many levels. O’Brien became a fan favorite with his approach to the game, and his players that played for him at Penn State continue to show respect...
Via Nittany Lions Den
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Was B.O.B. the G.O.A.T.?

There will come a time when the job performed by former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien will be allowed to truly settle in and be recognized for what it was. O’Brien took over a program at the height of the ugliness of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, and then he was stripped of a large number of scholarships and his players were granted college football’s equivalent of free...
Via Nittany Lions Den
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football position recap: Defensive line

One of the most pleasant surprises for Penn State in 2014 was the play of the defensive line, which turned out to be one of the best units in the country. Going into the season the defensive line looked good on paper with pass rush specialist Deion Barnes back and CJ Olaniyan on the opposite end. The question was in the middle at the tackle spots, where the Lions were to replace...
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten 2015 NFL Draft early entrant list

It was a banner year in bowl games for the Big Ten, and for many of the teams that won underclassmen were keys to victory. However, many of those underclassmen also have had major seasons in 2014. As a result, underclassmen from the Big Ten have begun to declare for the NFL Draft. We’re giving you a rundown of the players taking their talents to the big leagues as they come in...
Via Talking 10
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Deion Barnes To Enter NFL Draft

Philly native Deion Barnes announced yesterday that he will give up his final year of eligibility with Penn State and enter the NFL draft.  Barnes is a graduate of Northeast High School. ‘Can’t believe I’ve walked my last time out of the tunnel,’ said Barnes. ‘I want to thank the Penn State family for being with me through the rough times. They’re the best fans in the...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Carden and Justin Hardy Shine for ECU, and Other AAC and Big Ten Scouting Notes

The senior quarterback class hasn’t had much luck in 2014, with nearly every name playing poorly when the lights are on. For East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden, he’s continued to improve and post gargantuan numbers as he leads his team to a potential AAC title. By: Ian Wharton Carden passed for a season-high 445 yards against Connecticut, leading his team to a 31-21 victory...
Via Optimum Scouting
October 27, 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 is...
Via College Football Universe
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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