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As many of you are aware, Hackenberg decided to not stay and play behind a paper mache OL at PSU and take his chances in the draft. What you probably didn't know is that he thanked pretty much everyone except his current head coach James Franklin, including 2 former coaches, a video director and some guy with a communications specialty. Not sure if there's bad blood between them after the poor protection he's received all year or he just forget after taking one of the 7,364 sacks this season. (Ok so it's not that high, but he was sacked over 100 times in his career at PSU)
It looks like Franklin is going in a much different direction on offense with Moorhead:
Statistically, his teams at Fordham finished in the FCS national top 20 in most important offensive categories with the exception of rushing offense. Fordham was 19th in total offense (453 yards per game) in 2015, ninth in scoring offense (37 points per game), 20th in pass offense and 42nd in rushing.
In 2014, Fordham was seventh in total offense, 15th in scoring, third in passing and 70th in rushing.
In Moorhead's two seasons at UConn, he installed an up-tempo, mostly no-huddle attack, largely from spread formations, at a program known for running the ball out of pro-style formations. The Huskies finished second in the Big East in scoring offense both years with a fairly even run-pass mix. In 2010, they won the conference title and played in the Fiesta Bowl.
Do we have a possible perfect storm coming up to get that needed help? Let's look at a few item for MSU/PSU:
PSU O vs MSU D:
Last night the wind may have protected the MSU secondary from being exposed. PSU's most successful play and biggest talent is at QB and had good receivers. Can PSU throw on MSU and get a lead? (insert comment on the strength of the MSU D line here)
MSU O vs. PSU D:
MSU isn't a rushing juggernaut. Cook may still be out. Can MSU generate offense against a stout PSU defense? PSU D can generate turnovers.
No spread yet. It's gonna be exciting!
anyone going to the Penn State game from NYC? i'm looking for carpooling if possible.
The Duquesne Brewing Company said Monday it's rolling out a brew honoring the late Penn State football coach. The Vienna-style lager, which will be available in mid-August, will come in 12-ounce cans featuring Paterno's image and accomplishments. The brewery says it's working with Paterno's family on the beer. A portion of the proceeds will go to charities the family supports.Not sure what the brewery is thinking here. I guess they are playing to their customer base and the idea "all publicity is good publicity."
The NCAA, state officials, and Pennsylvania State University are in talks to reconsider the historic punishment imposed on the school stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, a step that could include restoring 111 victories stripped from the late football coach Joe Paterno's record, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Also under consideration is a proposal to have the state and the university use the $60 million fine levied by the NCAA, the major organizing body for college sports, for child protection, said the sources.