Happy Trails, Brian Penn State is in an unusual position heading into 2017- not only are the expectations high, but we enter the fall with good feelings about the offensive line. Yes, the offensive line! Matt Limegrover’s crew welcomes back four starters, as well as many others with starting experience and a handful of highly recruited players entering their first season of eligibility. With Brian Gaia departing, the starting center position is up for grabs with plenty of intriguing possibilities for the new man in the middle.
The Numbers Game By this time next week (Monday afternoon to be exact), we will learn exactly what Penn State has in store for the future of Beaver Stadium. Mike Poorman does a nice job of following the money to see what we may expect for our favorite fall gathering place.
For Your Consideration While Chris Godwin turned heads with his stunning overall performance at the NFL Combine, defensive end Garrett Sickels also had a promising showing that should improve his stock ahead of the NFL Draft. Don’t be surprised if Sickels joins the long list of Nittany Lions who went late in the draft but go on to have a long and productive career in the NFL.
Leaving No Stone Unturned Penn State long ago received the commitment of Chris Bleich, one of the best offensive tackles in the nation, for its 2018 class. While the four-star prospect seems very committed to the Nittany Lions, it won’t stop him from conducting his due diligence in making sure he makes the best college choice for himself. Bleich recently visited Rutgers, with Mississippi State and Notre Dame, among others, also on his list.
Row the Boat Prepare to hear more about Minnesota Football than you have in years, as former Western Michigan head coach and media darling P.J. Fleck prepares to lead the Gophers to new heights as he takes over the program recovering from a highly publicized sexual assault scandal involving 10 of its players.