Dave Revsine, Howard Griffith, and Gerry DiNardo of the Big Ten Network continued their tour of the Big Ten football preseason camps with a stop in Happy Valley. As always, the crew shared some short clips on Twitter.
Sean Clifford to Pat Freiermuth
Clifford to Freiermuth - feels like something we may see a time or two in the fall. pic.twitter.com/L5zjMiAbDJ— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 10, 2019
Offensive line coach Matt Limegrover coaching up his group
I look forward to watching @CoachLimegrover coach every year. Such a good teacher. Told me his group has been sharpened by going against @PennStateFball outstanding DL in camp. Has reminded them several times just how good the group they’re competing with is. pic.twitter.com/eO0lpniUNZ— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 10, 2019
Left tackle Rasheed Walker winning a rep against defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos
Rasheed Walker, making a bid to be a starter at LT, doing a good job here against one of the best pass rushers in the Big Ten, Yetur Gross-Matos pic.twitter.com/5fha3z9hsX— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 10, 2019
Running back Journey Brown finds a hole
Nice hole here for Journey Brown - one of several backs competing to replace the production of Miles Sanders pic.twitter.com/dYmqIOzbnQ— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 10, 2019
Defensive tackle PJ Mustipher blows up a play
DL Group incredibly impressive, as expected. PJ Mustipher blowing this one up. pic.twitter.com/XslAA4jsvf— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 10, 2019
Clifford to Justin Shorter
Not sure which is prettier...The backdrop or the dime drop by @seancliff14 to @JustinShorter15. @PennStateFball fans gotta love it: pic.twitter.com/iafofI366L— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) August 11, 2019
The crew also shared their thoughts after seeing a full practice.
How would we evaluate today’s @PennStateFball practice? Glad you asked... pic.twitter.com/TDI0anvYI7— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August 10, 2019
Some of the main takeaways...
- DiNardo said the defense was as good as advertised. They can run, they’re strong, and they are very well coached. As he put it, the defense is a “very clear complete package.”
- Griffith echoed those sentiments, saying that the length and speed stood out. He said it’s a young team, but that the program is at a point where it’s just a reload. The talent is there.
- On the quarterbacks, DiNardo said that it was close between Sean Clifford and Will Levis, and based on the practice he saw, he wouldn’t give an edge to either one.
Last but not least, here’s interviews with Yetur Gross-Matos, Micah Parsons, KJ Hamler, Pat Freiermuth, and of course, James Franklin.
Plus, a mic’d up session with safeties coach Tim Banks and offensive line coach Matt Limegrover.