Watching the PSU spring game, and Desmond discussed us with Brent, Millen and Herbstreit. Desmond identified the loss to Sparty and specifically the run they scored in in OT, as a "lack of desire" due to the missed tackles on the play, and said that was more important than scheme. He also said he thought we'd score and be good on offense, but that defense was the key. Herby actually said that defense hasn't been a problem just since RR came, that we hadn't really been dominant on defense during the last few LC years either ("Oregon scored like a hundred points on them"). Millen said that you can be as great a coach as you want, but if you don't have the talent you won't win, and that it was unfortunate that RR doesn't yet have the talent he needs to run his system. I was unsettled by the fact that I agreed with Matt Millen.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.