As little as Saturday's Blue-White game told us about the offense, it said even less about what we might be able to expect from the defense in the fall. The list of inactives for the afternoon included a bunch of guys expected to be major contributors in 2011 including cornerbacks D'Anton Lynn and Stephon Morris, safeties Nick Sukay and Drew Astorino, linebacker Nathan Stupar and defensive linemen Jack Crawford, Evan Hailes and Eric Latimore.
Nevertheless, there were a few highlights to look back on. Mike Wallace of Primary Element fame picked off Robert Bolden's first pass of the game. Kyle Baublitz picked up a pair of "sacks" (more like, "I touched the quarterback."), and Glenn Carson had a game-high five tackles.
Below, are the thoughts of a couple of guys with high expectations for the fall. First off is linebacker Michael Mauti, who registered four tackles in the game and mixed things up pretty well in the game.
Sean Stanley has been in-and-out of Joe Paterno's doghouse in the past couple of months for his recreational activities, but he seems to be squaring himself away in preparation for 2011. He didn't do a whole lot in the Blue-White game, but he had a decent spring. His comments are below.
And if you haven't already, check out our one-on-one interview with defensive coordinator Tom Bradley for more on the defense.