Let’s start off with this weird story from Eleven Warriors. Although the article (kind of) gives Penn State credit, it also talks about how James Franklin is only the fourth best coach in the Big Ten East, and how not-our-rivals-Ohio State handed the 2016 game to the Nittany Lions. That last point is hard to argue with. Let’s just rattle off all the blunders the Buckeyes had on special teams: field goal blocked, muffed a punt, and had a snap go over the punter’s head for a safety. Wow, it’d be hard for any team to win when making those mistakes... Oh wait, those were Penn State’s blunders.
Dan Murphy of ESPN ranked the best offensive units in the Big Ten. While the Nittany Lions were given the title of having the best pass-catchers, it was Ohio State (who aren’t Penn State’s rivals) who was deemed to have the best rushing attack. Murphy’s reasoning was that Penn State’s offensive line struggled some last season, only paving the way for 136.2 rushing yards per game against Ohio State (again, not rivals of Penn State) and Michigan.
Penn State 2017 signee Journey Brown and 2018 commit Zack Kuntz both had themselves a go this weekend at the PIAA track championships. Brown won gold in the 100-meter dash, running a 10.43 and breaking former Olympian Leroy Burrell’s 1985 record of 10.44. Meanwhile, Kuntz came in first place in the 110-meter hurdles.
Apparently Christian Hackenberg is looking okay at Jets training camp. The second-year quarterback is in the mix for the starting job, battling Bryce Petty and Josh McCown. According to beat reporter Steve Serby, Hack is actually leading the competition.
In non-football news, Penn State grad Ryan Belz went on The Price Is Right and won $31,500 playing Plinko. He wore Salmon-colored shorts, started his own “Ryan” chant, and fell to the ground because he spun the wheel so hard.
And on May 25th ... Ryan Belz broke the Plinko record with $31,500!Posted by The Price Is Right on Thursday, May 25, 2017