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The Natives Are Getting Restless

Here are some "fun" reads from the Collegian and Letters to the editors. 

Joe Pa would make a terrible CEO

I personally enjoy the I'm not saying Joe is a bad coach or anything he just needs to leave, because someone might do better. 

This might be my favorite apparently fans should get their money back after a few loses. 

A nice attack on the play calling. FYI to the writer of this letter you may want to contact Penn State's sports info office since they credit us with 26 passes in the Illinois game. As an added note we also had 26 runs. 

The internets told me their would be personnel changes and their weren't now I'm angry. 

This story is almost bleacher report quality. Apparently practice was more fiery but that doesn't matter because we didn't change starters. I love this gem at the end of the article. 
"There’s a funny thing about passion and practice. When winning is involved, they seem to go together a lot more often."

This kid clearly has a future in pointing out the obvious, aka working at ESPN. 

The ultimate in Oh noes the sky is falling. 

Twice Illinois cornerback Jack Ramsey fumbled a punt, which Penn State recovered deep in Illini territory. On the first chance, creativity budded for a second with a shotgun pitch to Silas Redd that let him operate in space and pick up eight yards. On second down, running coordinator Galen Hall calls for Redd up the middle. No gain. Third down, passing coordinator Jay Paterno has Rob Bolden float one up to Brett Brackett in the back right corner of the end zone.

That wasn’t the worst of it.

On its next drive, after Penn State made one of its seven first downs on the day, Stephfon Green rushed for six yards, bringing up 2nd-and-4 at the Illinois 45. Bolden had his next pass batted down at the line of scrimmage. On third down, Bolden checked down to Devon Smith crossing over the middle one yard short of the first down marker. On fourth down, when rolling Bolden out gives you the option to throw or run, Green carries straight into a logjam of bodies for a turnover on downs.

Maybe I'm crazy but that first sequence doesn't seem that terrible to me. The second sequence I distinctly remember from being at that game. The only thing I took issue with was using Green to go up the middle and not Royster or the fullback. But again I fail to see how this is uninspired play calling. The real issue is Smith crossing over the middle one yard short instead of crossing at the sticks. I'm not saying the play calling is great, but you may want to provide a decent example. 

So my question to those in State College is this norm in the collegian and letters to the editor. I only get to read what's posted on the collegian website, which appears to be overwhelmingly negative. Also if someone has a link to the letter that started this whole mess with the guy who thinks he deserves his money back I would love to read it. 

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