Well, another spring session for Penn State Football is in the books. With the conclusion of Saturday’s Blue-White Game, there’s little to do now besides wait for the Nittany Lions to take the field against Akron on Sept. 2. With expectations surrounding the program at the highest in years, it may seem like the next four-and-a-half months drag on even longer than the typical offseason- but at least we have each other to speculate about how things will unfold during the fall.
With that in mind, what was the biggest takeaway for you after watching the Blue -White Game? For me, it was all about the improved depth found throughout the roster. Players like Tommy Stevens and Mark Allen proved that they could step in and be productive players who would likely be starting for many other programs throughout the Big Ten. Nick Scott, Troy Apke and Ayron Monroe all demonstrated they will be ready if called upon to replace Malik Golden at strong safety, and all three should see quality minutes this fall. Even at linebacker, which may be the thinnest position group on the team, there was plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the rise of several young players who could blossom into the next standouts of Linebacker U. in the near future.
So what say you, BSD reader? What was your biggest (football or non-football) takeaway from the performance of the Nittany Lions in Saturday’s Blue-White Game?