I love this group of seniors, and the leadership they provided was simply fantastic -- so much poise and passion! However, when you look at it, who had the tougher choice regarding staying or going? It is tough academically to transfer as a senior, as credits and graduation requirements vary. And on the football side, you only have a year to fit into someone else's system and compete with guys who have been there for years, and without a lot of time to form new bonds. Also, you have had three years of opportunities to go bowling and win league championships.
Underclassman may not yet be deep into their majors (may not, in fact have picked a major), have more time to learn new systems, etc. And many will go three or four years without an opportunity for post-season play.
So let's celebrate and congratulate the seniors for their inspiration and moxie, and wish them well in future. Their trial-by-fire has proven their mettle. But as we go into a long offseason, let's look forward to next year and another group of very classy guys (including the new freshman) who are making an even greater sacrifice to be able to say WE ARE ONE TEAM, WE ARE PENN STATE!