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Nitt Links: Not Great, Not Bad, But Could Have Been Worse

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It could have been worse, it could have been a lot better, but in the end it wasn't all that bad. Penn State frankly could have tanked this year. A lot of big shoes had to be filled, a lot of young players had to fill them. That doesn't really bode well for your title hopes, I think we all knew that going into the season. So what did we really get? We got a team that in terms of transitive theory, held it's own against top teams better than some of the older, more experienced teams did. We certainly don't want to make a habit out of moral victories, but thinking about the 2011 season should make you feel more hopeful than not.

So while you might still be drinking the loss to Illinois away every night, just remember: We aren't Michigan. Seriously, that has got to have gotten really old, really fast.

---Hot Topics---

QB job remains sensitive topic at Penn State - NCAA - SI.com

This ought to remain the main topic of the offseason, requiring that I limit my trips to FOS from once a week to never over the summer. We may as well call this Clark-Devlin 2.0

Joe Paterno’s Year of Living Decently

I will warn you, this article does use the "E-word" that has popped up on here as of late.

Big Ten bowl projections: Week 13 - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN

This sadly will be the last year Ohio State can lose to a team, and then share the Big Ten title with them. 

---Best of The Rest---

Maryland men's soccer beats Penn State in NCAA tournament on goal by Taylor Kemp

Tough to see such a good team's season end, but they put up an exceptional fight this year.

Women's Volleyball Earns the #4 Seed.

The seventh-ranked and three-time defending national champion Penn State women's volleyball team (26-5, 16-4 Big Ten) earned the No. 4 seed in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The Nittany Lions host MAAC Champion Niagara (25-8) on Friday, Dec. 3 at Rec Hall in the first round on the tournament.

Will Hawks, fans lose fire?

Penn State and Iowa have the same record. Did not see that coming.

---Maryland Stuff---

For those of you who don't know, Penn State is playing Maryland on ESPN 2 this Wednesday at 9:15 in the second to last game of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. For those of you in the area, this has some info about the game, and stuff going on before the game.

Facebook | White Out Maryland! Big Ten--ACC Challenge On ESPN2

Penn State is pushing really hard for non-students to wear white. So if you're coming, pick out a white shirt, in the very least don't pick out a red one.

Facebook | Penn State-Maryland Pre-game Tailgate

Head to Damon's from 6-8:30 for 10$ all you can eat buffet as well as some other "fun stuff".