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nice intro to franklin's offense

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Some of our Ohio State "friends" at Eleven Warriors have taken it upon themselves to take a look at what Franklin's offense might look like in Happy Valley based on his background and what he did at his previous institution. It's a pretty nice breakdown, very fair and balanced, heavily lacking in opinion. Read the comments at your own risk (skid21, for instance, isn't a big believer in hackenberg. you can quote him on that).

Adam Rittenberg kicks sand in SEC's face

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Warning: E$PiN link. Adam mocks the SEC for their moral outrage at Penn State coaches camping in SEC Land.

USA Today review of Akron Zips

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I have the funny feeling US Today will find-and-replace much of the text here when they review us: Suspect offensive line, young defense, good talent at WR, etc. However, I believe there is a significant qualitative difference btwn us and the Zips, so Akron will return home on the downside of a 35-14 score.

Antoine Logan-El, 7 years later

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Pretty interesting article about what Antoine Logan-El (former 5-star OL recruit that ended up busting HARD at PSU) has done with his life since leaving Penn State. Gives some insight into his commitment ceremony controversy (apparently the MD fans were fairly outraged when he picked us over them). It turns out that Logan-El is actually gay, and that maybe some of his mental issues may have been due to the fact that he wasn't comfortable coming out with it at the time. I wonder how his career would have been different if he had come out while at Penn State, sort of like the Michael Sam situation. Anyway, pretty interesting discussion possibilities for "what if?"

Jerry Jones strikes again

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FYI re Sean Lee, this is something I thought you guys would be interested in.

First Glimpse at New Scoreboards

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PSU SID Jeff Nelson just tweeted out this photo of the back of the new Beaver Stadium scoreboard--replete with the lion's head logo. I, for one, love it. What say you all?

USA Today's look at Rutgers

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USA Today's analysis of Rutgers. Seems to be pretty objective: The Rutgers fans will be beating their chests over a few points; other teams' fans will be salivating about some other details.

Puff Piece on OC

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With a Masters in econ, maybe we'll have good 3rd down efficiency.

Good press on James Franklin

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Fairly interesting; my guess is most of it is known by Penn State followers.

BYU investigating possible improper benefits

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Warning: E$PiN link. Also, funny how they had to amend the "no major NCAA violations" reference in paragraph 6 of the write-up.

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