So much talk has been made about how Trace McSorley will have a challenging season ahead of him, having to adjust to life without many of his key targets from the past two seasons.
That hasn’t stopped the preseason accolades from rolling in, however.
McSorley is currently tied for fourth place in Heisman Trophy odds, behind Stanford’s Bryce Love, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor. Along with USA Today naming him the top quarterback in college football, ESPN’s Chris Low has also picked McSorley to be this season’s top quarterback in college football.
McSorley is certainly putting in the work to live up to the hype. McSorley spent a few days in late June at the Manning Passing Aacademy. PennLive’s Greg Pickel documented McSorley’s experience at the Academy and how one of the Manning brothers may have had more questions for McSorley than vice versa.
Among other Nittany Lions receiving preseason praise is Ryan Buchholz. Ethan Kasales of Onward State outlined how Buchholz is set to expand his role on Penn State’s defense.
Meanwhile, the Daily Collegian’s Patrick Burns explained how Manny Bowen could be one of the most important pieces of Penn State’s puzzle, should the linebacker return to the team.
Also from the Daily Collegian, Matt Lingerman put together a piece detailing the demographics of the football squad, spreading from Pennsylvania to the team’s lone California native, Koa Farmer.