You know you're in Central Pennsylvania when you're raising money based on deer corn and salt licks. I bet they wish they could raffle off a 308 Ruger.
See link and we appreciate the support all season. This game was vintage Yurcich, with early conservative concepts setting up explosive chunk plays later in the night. And he did against the best defense in the Pac-12, and without his best pass-catcher and behind an offensive line down 3 starters from week 1 (to me, this narrative has been sorely overlooked probably because of the pillow-fight final 4 games of the season.) Diaz was one of the best off-season hires from last year, but Yurcich took a big step forward this season, as well. Really feel the offense takes it to another level next season with a QB willing to challenge teams vertically.
WNEP and the news stories from their broadcast area never fail to disappoint.
Not enough words here for a FanPost, but as the article says, not the usual transfer destination for PSU folks.
The Athletic, so ($)
Guess they couldn’t just leave it to Sheetz.
star in the making
See Link. Codutti focuses much of his attention on Nelson and Shelton, the left side of the line. Yes, the opponent is who it is, but considering PSU was forced to plug in a 3rd string guard and a true freshman for all but one play this game, Trautwein deserves some credit that this wasn't a total bleepshow. Even if Scruggs and Olu both leave after this season, the o-line situation still seems solid for 2023..."seems" being the key word, obviously.
After watching it felt like Penn State's 50 minutes of defensive success had as much to do with what Ryan Day wasn't doing than with what Manny Diaz was doing. It's almost like Day was coaching with one arm tied behind his back, making life difficult for his offense when it didn't have to be. IDK. Finally, anyone else over that Cover 0, crowd everybody at the line on 3rd and long blitz package yet? I get the confusion that it can cause upfront, but what I don't get is why the "droppers" engage upfield briefly before they drop -- seems like a tough ask for those guy (who aren't used to moving backwards) to go in reverse and cover that ground when their first step is upfield.
...or lack thereof.