PSU Kicker #99 Joey Julius no longer on the roster; Shayne Simon to ND (4-8 last season)

Submitted by Steves_Wolverines on July 25th, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Here is the link to the Joey Julius article on 247:

http://247sports.com/Article/Former-Penn-State-football-kicker-Joey-Julius-leaves-Nittany-Lio-105426880

This is good for our returners, so they won't have to deal with this anymore:

Also, Shayne Simon just committed to Notre Dame. The team that went 4-8 last season and whose coach is currently on the hot seat. Good Luck?

Shayne Simon on 247

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Comments

war-dawg69

July 25th, 2017 at 8:38 PM ^

Only if singleton gets hurt. Singleton> Simon. We will get a better player next year, but could see Simon flip as ND is getting stomped in at least four games this year. Simon picked ND for whatever reason, but he will play on teams that are just not that good. Hope he plays in next years game and again at Michigan.

LSAClassOf2000

July 25th, 2017 at 6:42 PM ^

Penn State kickoff specialist Joey Julius is no longer with the team, PennLive's Bob Flounders reported Monday. A Nittany Lions spokesperson confirmed the report that Julius, who missed spring practices while receiving treatment for an eating disorder, is no longer on the roster.

Hopefully, he gets everything straightened out and is on the road to recovery soon, assuming he's still dealing with this. 

jabberwock

July 26th, 2017 at 9:18 AM ^

I just read the article and it mentions an eating disorder . . . and thats it?
No other details or clinical diagnosis?  

He probably is "going through some stuff", and I hope he gets healthier, but guess what?

I suffer from depression and an eating disorder too. and I think Thoughts & Prayers are a bit over the top for a PSU player that thought he was tough shit.

Mr. Yost

July 25th, 2017 at 6:43 PM ^

I won't make fun of Julius because of his eating issues and mental state, but as a football player I say "good." I'm glad guys were headhunting last year because he was doing the same.

As for Simon, who the fuck knows...all I know is there are a number of coaches who are on the hot seat winning recruiting battles over Michigan right now. Not all of them are going to turn the ship around, and when they don't...we pounce.

Farnn

July 25th, 2017 at 6:45 PM ^

My only problem with Julius is he liked to dish it out but could't take it in return.  When you go out and tackle like that as the kicker you can't expect a penalty when you get blocked like a regular player.  He has clearly been dealing with issues, hopefully he gets them under control, though I'd think a rigorous football S&C program could really help.

Mr Mxyzptlk

July 25th, 2017 at 6:58 PM ^

I wonder if we had room for Shayne Simon?  This is going to be a much smaller class and we did take 3-4 linebackers last class (Ross, Singleton, Anthony, Mason).  With Otis Reese already on board and it sounds like we are in great shape with Cameron McGrone, maybe the staff just couldn't promise him a spot at this time.

Farnn

July 25th, 2017 at 7:56 PM ^

Yes Michigan has room for Simon, they still want him, and they will continue to recruit him.  His HS coaches do not like Partridge and want him to go to ND, it's so bad he made a secret visit last month and made sure neither his coaches or the media knew about it.  He may end up sticking with ND, but there's still confidence on Michigan's side of things.

Will be very interesting to see how ND's season goes and how their class holds up.

Mr Mxyzptlk

July 25th, 2017 at 8:42 PM ^

Wow, didn't know any of that.  Thanks.  Looks like ND could be in for another rough season.  They play #3 USC, #12 Stanford and #20 Miami plus what could be another 3-4 tossup games.

Lol @ the "secret visit" part.  This is why I love college football recruiting.  Guess I'll stay optimistic on Simon.

war-dawg69

July 25th, 2017 at 8:48 PM ^

I wondered why he kind of snuck in for a visit. Now it makes sense. Those coaches in New Jersey who don't like a linebackers coach at Michigan because he beat them at there own game are flat out the biggest bunch of bitches in High school football. I actually think he will flip as he realizes what is coming at ND. I actually think Kelly is going to be gone soon enough and they will try to steal meyer away with huge money and so do osu fans.

Stringer Bell

July 25th, 2017 at 7:43 PM ^

Have to think a lot of ND's commits are tentative at best.  Another poor season, Brian Kelly's seat continuing to heat up (or him getting fired) and a lot of their commits will be there for the taking.  Maybe Simon can give us a Donovan Jeter moment when we flip him.

lilpenny1316

July 26th, 2017 at 10:10 AM ^

If ND was just a member of any conference, there's no way they would be able to recruit like this.  But since they basically have their own pro-ND TV network, they can sell that exposure to kids.

I wonder where those kids will go after Kelly gets fired this season.