Ready for a Surprise Bob Flounders speculates on which Nittany Lions will
step up have a breakout year in 2020 thanks to another offseason of development. This includes a special teams ace preparing for a potential starting gig and up-and-coming defensive tackle with impressive pedigree.
Share the Drip It wasn’t easy for Jake Zembiec to leave his playing days and dreams of the NFL behind, but he’s found a home on the sidelines. Mr. Drip Too Hard is putting his newfound coaching abilities to use as he returns to his hometown to mentor the young quarterback looking to carve his own path.
The Isaac Smolko Special If you’re like me, you probably have no plans to spend three hours of your weekend watching the NFL Pro Bowl. However, the NFL will be using the game as a testing ground for a potential change to the onside kick — possibly eliminating the play all together and giving teams what amounts to a “fourth and 15” scenario to retain possession of the ball following the score.
Don’t Dream It’s Over Rising true sophomore Devyn Ford spent his first year in Happy Valley sharing snaps in a crowded backfield, but he’s having a blast as he prepares to prove himself and earn more carries in 2020. Center Michal Menet will be doing his part to clear paths for Ford and the rest of the #LawnBoyz. Menet has been rated as one of the nation’s top centers and is in the “upper-echelon” at his position thanks to his run-blocking abilities.
Greener Pastures KJ Hamler and Yetur Gross-Matos are heading to the NFL early, with both as a hopeful first round selection. Here is the full list of early departures from the Big Ten, as many Penn State opponents will be missing some serious talent in 2020.
The Return of McMoxie Matt McGloin entered Penn State as a walk-on with three other 4/5-star quarterbacks on the roster. He not only rocketed up the depth chart to become QB1 for the Nittany Lions, he then went on to go from an undrafted rookie free agent to a starting NFL quarterback. After a five-year career with the Raiders, Texans and Chiefs, he’s now off to the next chapter with the New York Guardians as the XFL attempts to get back off the ground.