I'm glad the bye week is over, but I know what sort of day we could be in store for tomorrow. Minnesota isn't a good team, but Adam Weber is a good enough quarterback that he'll make you pay if you don't play good defense. I don't expect Penn State to lose, but I don't think it'll be a walk in the park. I don't imagine I'm the only one who feels this way.
That being said, it's Minnesota. Penn State doesn't lose to Minnesota.
Change makes Minnesota an unpredictable opponent, but Paterno has seen it before. Most recently in 2007, when Penn State played Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl. The Aggies fired Dennis Franchione and replaced him with former NFL coach Mike Sherman, who took over after the bowl game
A Gophers team that has played hard but executed poorly could fall apart at the seams and implode in the final five games, especially under a group of assistants who might all be gone in 2011. But it's also possible for Minnesota to play better in a no-pressure situation. Prideful seniors like Adam Weber -- who, quite frankly, has gotten a raw deal in his college career -- want to finish strong, and underclassmen want to distinguish themselves for the next coaching staff.
All sorts of fun lies within.
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Think NIT Title run style offense.