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Penn State Caravan: Bill O'Brien happy for NFL-bound Nittany Lions

Although he only had one year with them, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien is happy for Penn State's football players on their way to the NFL, whether it be by the draft or through free agent signings. "Any time you coach guys, even though it was only for a year, and you see those guys' dreams come true, that's a neat thing for a coach and all of us who...
Via Nittany Lions Den
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Rewind: Linebacker U duo graduates to Minnesota

It seems only fitting that Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti get a chance to continue playing alongside each other at the next level. The Minnesota Vikings made sure that happened in the later rounds of the NFL Draft last week. Hodges was drafted by Minnesota with the 23rd pick in the fourth round and then drafted Mauti with the seventh pick in the seventh round. The Viking are...
Via Nittany Lions Den
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State NFL Draft Q&A with Optimum Scouting

The NFL Draft gets underway Thursday night in New York City with the first round. The second and third rounds will be held Friday and the draft will wrap up on Saturday with rounds four through seven. How many Penn State players will get to hear their name called, and when might they get that opportunity to have their name chosen by an NFL franchise? To get a sense of where...
Via Nittany Lions Den
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

B1G Spring Football Preview: The Penn State Nittany Lions

Spring football is wrapping up, as is the Know It All Football B1G Spring Preview. But we aren’t done just yet and either are the majority of your favorite B1G squads. As fans across the B1G landscape pack the house to see the strides their team has made over the last month, we still have you covered on what to watch for before they pack it in for the summer. Sit back and enjoy...
Via Know It All Football
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans 2013 Prospect List

A compiled list of prospects that the Texans have talked to since the start of the draft process. We understand that NFL TEAMS talk to as many prospects as they can, but still interesting to see the names.    East West Shrine Game Anthony Amos, Wide Receiver, Middle Tennessee State (5-11, 183 lbs.) Gerald Hodges, Outside Linebacker, Penn. State (6-1, 239 lbs.) Eric Kush, Center...
Via State of the Texans
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State adds junior college linebacker

Penn State will be adding a junior college transfer linebacker from Lackawanna College, according to a statement released by Lackawanna College this afternoon.  Garth Lakitsky, of Tamaqua, will be transferring and joining Penn State's football and wrestling teams.   MT @espnjoshmoyer: Juco LB Garth Lakitsky (Tamaqua, Pa) - will transfer to PSU for football &...
Via Nittany Lions Den
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Pro Day Tour: Inside LBs, Safeties

The featured attraction of an abbreviated Monday on the pro day circuit was Penn State — aka "Linebacker U" — where Gerald Hodges could be a third-round target.
Via gnb.scout.com
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

PSU pro day gives prospects last chance to impress

Penn State's pro day for NFL scouts gave Nittany Lions seniors another chance to show off ahead of next month's draft. The program's two best prospects this season might be linebacker Gerald Hodges and defensive tackle Jordan Hill. While he likes going through agility tests, Hill said he's finally glad he can start focusing now on the kind of training he said will...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Combine wrap-up: Mauti impressive, Hodges respectable, Hill hopeful

The NFL Combine is still underway in Indianapolis but the workout portions are now in the books for the four Penn State players who made the trip to work out and interview for potential NFL jobs. Linebacker Gerald Hodges appears to have had the best overall workout performance among the Nittany Lions, but defensive tackle Jordan Hill and offensive lineman Matt Stankiewitch should...
Via Nittany Lions Den
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans 2013 Prospect List

A compiled list of prospects that the Texans have talked to since the start of the draft process.   East West Shrine Game Anthony Amos, Wide Receiver, Middle Tennessee State (5-11, 183 lbs.) Gerald Hodges, Outside Linebacker, Penn. State (6-1, 239 lbs.) Eric Kush, Center, California (PA) (6-4, 304 lbs.) Kayvon Webster, Cornerback, South Florida (5-10, 194 lbs.)   Senior Bowl Hugh...
Via State of the Texans
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

AP: Nine linebackers in nation better than Mauti, Hodges

The Associated Press unveiled the 2012 AP All-American teams today, but you will not find any Penn State players on the list this year. So, cue the perhaps unnecessary outrage if you choose. On offense you will see Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel headlining your first team AP All-American offense, joined by the Big Ten's Montee Ball (Wisconsin) at running...
Via Nittany Lions Den
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State Finishes Strong With Win Over Wisconsin, 24-21

Categories: BREAKING NEWS NCAAF News Penn StateTags: Matt McGloinMontee BallPenn State Nittany LionsZach ZwinakThe Penn State Nittany Lions finished their season with a 24-21 win against the Wisconsin Badgers. The Lions were without senior linebacker Michael Mauti who injured his left knee in last week’s game. As tribute to Mauti, the team wore the number 42 on their helmets...
Via GCobb.com
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn St. 45, Indiana 22

Aided by crutches, star linebacker Michael Mauti stood arm-in-arm with his Penn State teammates to sing the alma mater after what should have a satisfying win over porous Indiana. Quarterback Matt McGloin and receiver Allen Robinson had career days, but the Nittany Lions' 45-22 victory Saturday was tempered by what appeared to be a serious left knee injury to Mauti. The fiery...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

An open letter to PSU students

  Dear Students, I’ve noticed where you guys have written some open letters to alumni before big games telling us what to wear and pleading for noise – the most recent being this year’s Ohio State game. I have to admit I like the idea so I’m returning the favor as we head into the final two games of the season. First of all, let me just say that I love you...
Via Nittany Lions Den
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Mauti, Hodges uphold PSU's 'Linebacker U' image

Michael Mauti seemed antsy the way he leaned back and forth in his chair, fidgeted with his fingers and checked his phone. And that was Mauti just having a conversation in a classroom. Now imagine the taut, 232-pound package of boundless energy wearing shoulder pads and a helmet and sporting a glare as if he were a bull ready to pounce on a matador. Yup, Penn State's star linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Dirty Dozen: The Crystal Ball Run Week 6 Staff Picks

Here are the Crystal Ball Run Week 5 staff picks… No. 24 Northwestern at Penn State: Saturday, 12:00pm ESPN Andy Coppens Take: Call this week "Crossroads Week" if you will in the Big Ten as Northwestern enters the game against Penn State undefeated, but perhaps a bit untested. Their opponents so far this season are a combined . On the other hand Penn State...
Via Bloguin Best
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Dirty Dozen: The Crystal Ball Run Week 6 Staff Picks

Here are the Crystal Ball Run Week 5 staff picks… No. 24 Northwestern at Penn State: Saturday, 12:00pm ESPN Andy Coppens Take: Call this week "Crossroads Week" if you will in the Big Ten as Northwestern enters the game against Penn State undefeated, but perhaps a bit untested. Their opponents so far this season are a combined . On the other hand Penn...
Via Crystal Ball Run
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Positional Rankings-Outside Linebackers

1. Jarvis Jones, Georgia Grade-1st Round2. Barkevious Mingo, LSU Grade-1st Round3.  Sean Porter, Texas A&M Grade-1st Round4. Arthur Brown, Kansas State Grade-2nd Round5.  Damontre Moore, Texas A&M Grade-2nd Round6.  CJ Mosley, Alabama Grade-2nd Round7.  Chase Thomas, Stanford Grade-2nd Round8. Gerald Hodges, Penn State Grade-3rd Round9. Jelani Jenkins, Florida Grade...
Via Draft Board Insider
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State 34, Navy 7

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.— Matt McGloin had been waiting to make this call. The seconds were ticking down in Penn State's 34-7 win Saturday over Navy, so the senior quarterback got teammates Jordan Hill and Gerald Hodges to sneak up behind rookie head coach Bill O'Brien to douse him with a bucket of water.
Via navy.scout.com
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State at Virginia Week 2 College Football Game Preview

The Nittany Lions suffered quite the albatross of an offseason and as expected they lost their season opener to the projected 2012 MAC champion Ohio Bobcats. Tyler Tettleton gave them fits due to his Houdini act that he was able to pull off against a trio of Penn State defenders that are legit ball players (Jordan Hall, Michael Mauti, Gerald Hodges). It doesn’t matter how well...
Via Gridiron Grit
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State Upset by Ohio in Disappointing Start to Bill O'Brien Era

Buzz On Broad is proud to bring to you a brand new segment called "Inside PSU." We are all aware of the recent events surrounding the proud university involving some deranged higher-ups formerly employed by Penn State. The 2012 football season at PSU marks the first season under a new regime and even more monumentally, the start of a brand new chapter in Penn State history...
Via Buzz On Broad
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Postgame Notebook: Penn State 14, Ohio 24

Penn State dropped their season opening game to the visiting Ohio Bobcats, 24-14. Here is a look through my postgame notebook from the game. Hodges returning kicks. Huh? Starting linebacker Gerald Hodges was used a number of times to return kickoffs and punts. Bill O'Brien said after the game that he had been working on special teams recently and said he was a good athlete...
Via Nittany Lions Den
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Playing for purpose: Penn State opens with Ohio

A season of change is finally about to begin for Penn State. There's a new coach, a new offense and a new look to the classic uniform. Ohio visits Beaver Stadium on Saturday for the historic season opener. Time to play football again following an offseason no one could have imagined. New coach Bill O'Brien inherits a program burdened by strict NCAA sanctions, including...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

New leader for veteran front 7 at Penn State

Linebacker U. has a new leader. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien handed control of the Nittany Lions defense to former Auburn assistant Ted Roof. A veteran coordinator, Roof promises an aggressive, physical defense that will mix up looks up front. But no major overhaul though, unlike what O'Brien is doing on offense with the Penn State passing game. Standout defensive tackle...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Way Too Early Watch List – Chuck Bednarik Award

  The Chuck Bednarik Award The Chuck Bednarik Award, given annually to the best collegiate defensive player in the country as adjudged by the Maxwell Football Club, is a rather recent (relatively) award. While other awards may say “for the best defensive/offensive player,” they are often unofficially limited to a single position such as QB or LB. The Bednarik Award history is...
Via Buckeye Empire
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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