Drew Astorino, a redshirt sophomore who is expected to start at safety after playing nickel back and backing up Scirrotto at free safety, doesn't share Paterno's view of the secondary.
"We definitely don't want to be part of the weakest unit," the 5-10, 193-pound Astorino said. "But I don't think we're going to be the weakest unit."
"A lot of us just don't have a lot of game experience," Astorino added. "We're going to click."
Wallace and Knowledge Timmons, a pair of seniors, head the list of contenders at corner, and keep an eye on sophomore D'Anton Lynn.
Astorino and redshirt sophomore Andrew Dailey are working at safety, and Astorino also praised the work of true freshman Gerald Hodges, a 6-2, 223-pound January enrollee.
"He's a huge physical presence, and he's been doing great," Astorino said
"My whole goal is to be more violent,'' Odrick added when asked to elaborate on his intentions.
"Not save anything for the next play. I have no reason to not ... (try) and take control of the opposition in any way possible.''
- And, lastly, there's finally an SBN blog for Sparty. The Only Colors. Welcome. In keeping with standard BSD protocol, here are two pictures of Talor Battle:
I crack up laughing every single time I look at that last one.