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Sorting through the Penn State
Penn State Game Day - FRIDAY, November 19. 2010 - 2
PSU fans are starting to
think about big picture
MAILBAG BY NEIL RUDEL
S
orting through the Penn State
mailbag while feeling pretty confident the Nittany Lions won’t
match the 83 Wisconsin put up
against Indiana last week:
Neil:
I have read all of the negative
e-mails
from this season, and enough is enough.
The PSU fans have got to realize the big
picture. Yes, I would love to win every
game every year.
Even at 7-5 or 8-4, we still have one of
the elite programs in the nation. I am not
talking just about football scores, but the
overall picture of graduation rates, integrity
and national exposure.
Live forever, Joe, because no one will
ever be able to replace you. With the firsthalf performance vs. Ohio State, we will
challenge for the national title the next two
years.
John Houseknecht
Montoursville
John:
I agree Penn State has elite facilities, elite
ideals and tradition and a coaching legend.
But its results over the past 10-plus years
against programs of its stature — including
four 20-point losses this year — indicate
it’s no longer an elite program on the field.
Neil:
Looked to me like Joe went into preservethe-win mode with 15:00 to go in the third
quarter.
Playcalling changed after half, and as
good as McGloin has looked, he can’t be
expected to shine on third-and-9 after two
runs for 1 yard. I believe OSU is the better
team, but we could have made it much more
difficult if we had kept up some aggressive
playcalling in the second half.
Tom Boyer
Sterling, Mass.
Tom:
As conservative as they were on offense,
in part because of field position, it was as
bad on defense.
Neal:
1) Kick the field goal; 2) How arrogant to
think we could sit on a 14-3 lead on the
road? 3) Playcalling in second half reverted
to all the Michigan and OSU games.
Coaching and loss of Mauti lost the game.
Yes, OSU has better players but not really
by that much.
Joe Yewdell
New York City
Joe:
What do I need to do to get you to spell
my name right?
Neil:
Yes, we imploded! Yes, the Bucks are a
much better team. I will stipulate to both.
Now to the point: Why pull McGloin?
Down by 17 or so, the team was beyond a
spark. Drops by Smith and Moye weren’t
his fault. Keep him in a game situation
where the defense was reading him like
their personal Kindle and let him learn to
look off some of the guys. Joe and the
coaches can’t duplicate that game experience in practice.
That’s how you grow a QB. Right? By
bringing in Bolden you have grown not a
QB but a QB controversy. Right?
Greg Guise
Falls Church, Va.
Greg:
I had no problem with it. 1) You don’t
want McGloin’s confidence to further
erode; 2) You want to keep Bolden encouraged.
Neil:
On top of all the other problems on offense, I do not believe there is another top
50 program that even comes close to the ineptitude of Penn State’s short-yardage offense. With the exception of the 1994 team,
this has been the case for decades. I would
love to see statistics on this.
Tim Muri
Naperville, Ill.
Tim:
Alabama in 1979 and ’81, Michigan in
’93, Iowa this year. Go ahead and review
those tapes and report back.
Rudel can be reached at [email protected]
Neil Rudel’s
Weekly Pick
Line: Penn State is a 10-point favorite.
Inside the line: Lions were giving 26 last
year and won, 31-20 ... In their last 31
games after a loss as an underdog, Lions are
17-14 straight up and 14-17 vs. number ...
Nits are 10-0 straight up in last 10 vs.
Hoosiers, but just 5-4-1 vs. spot ... In last
100 games after a loss, IU is 33-67 straight
up and 47-53 vs. number ... Over-under is
54.
Prediction: Penn State 35, Indiana 20
Penn State vs. line: 4-5
Prediction record: 7-3
Prediction record vs. line: 6-3
Alosi’s patience is
finally paying off
RECRUITING CORNER
By PHILIP CMOR
[email protected]
After a dry spell lasting nearly four
months, Penn State picked up its fifth verbal commitment for the Class of 2011 after Saturday’s loss to Ohio State when
New Jersey offensive lineman Anthony
Alosi accepted the scholarship offer the
Nittany Lions had made a few days earlier.
It wasn’t a surprise. Alosi had been to a
couple of Lion games this fall. There’d
been mention Penn State would have liked
to take him as a preferred walk-on last year
when he was a senior at Cherokee High
School.
Instead, Alosi decided to spend a season
at The Hun School, a prep school in
Princeton which has turned out dozens of
Division I football players over the year,
including Florida State’s Myron Rolle.
Alosi was young for his senior class and
has said in interviews he needed a year to
develop. One could surmise it was also to
get a scholarship offer from a big-time program, and it looks like he accomplished
that: He put on approximately 30 pounds
since only Monmouth and Wagner offered
scholarships last year, bulking up to 6foot-6, 282 pounds.
A lot of fans will see Alosi as a reach,
and that’s a fair assessment, considering
how Penn State’s offer was only his fifth,
coming after Tulane, UConn, UMass and
Richmond, and that the Lions didn’t see fit
to offer him until now.
If it’s a reach, though, it’s a good reach,
because Alosi is young, improving and has
now played at one of the premier prep
schools in the country. Alosi looks like he
has the frame to get bigger.
The coaching he’s gotten at Hun couldn’t
hurt, either. Hun coach Dave Dudeck told
BlueWhite Illustrated this week that Alosi
was a top-notch prospect and compared
him to Iowa freshman Nolan MacMillan.
Tom Osborne proved while at Nebraska
that you don’t have to get big-name recruits on the line coming out of high
school. It was more about what the Cornhuskers did when they got them on campus.
The offensive line is where it all starts,
too. One just needs to look at programs
like Osborne’s Huskers or what Kirk Ferentz has done at Iowa to see that. Alosi
joins the likes of Eric Shrive, Tom Ricketts, Adam Gress, Miles Dieffenbach,
Khamrone Kolb and others that have been
brought into the PSU program over the last
two years and who appear to have the tools
to form a quality Big Ten offensive line in
the future.
The Lions also might add Donovan
Smith, the highly-regarded Maryland
prospect, to that mix. It looks like Penn
State has a better than even chance to sign
him come February. Also, mammoth 6-7,
330-pound New Jersey junior Sean Henigin reportedly has Penn State as an early
leader.
The question will be what the coaches do
to develop them once they are in Happy
Valley.
Meanwhile, filling out the 2011 class
seems to becoming more and more of a
chore.
Florida running back Dre Mason,
thought to be perhaps a link toward building roots in the sunshine state, looks like
he might have cooled on the Lions. He had
glowing things to say about Auburn after a
visit there.
SCHEDULE
EAST
Virginia (4-6) at Boston College (5-5), Noon
Duquesne (6-4) at Bryant
(7-3), Noon
St. Francis, Pa. (1-9) at
Cent. Connecticut St. (7-3),
Noon
Villanova (6-4) at Delaware
(9-1), Noon
Yale (7-2) at Harvard (6-3),
Noon
Penn St. (6-4) vs. Indiana
(4-6) at Landover, Md., Noon
Lehigh (8-2) at Lafayette
(2-8), Noon
James Madison (5-5) at
Maine (4-6), Noon
Towson (1-9) at New Hampshire (6-4), Noon
Columbia (4-5) at Brown (54), 12:30 p.m.
Penn (8-1) at Cornell (2-7),
12:30 p.m.
Bucknell (1-9) at Holy Cross
(5-5), 12:30 p.m.
Massachusetts (6-4) at
Rhode Island (4-6), 12:30 p.m.
Monmouth, N.J. (3-7) at Albany, N.Y. (5-5), 1 p.m.
Colgate (6-4) at Fordham
(5-5), 1 p.m.
Marist (3-7) at Georgetown,
D.C. (3-7), 1 p.m.
Dartmouth (5-4) at Princeton (1-8), 1 p.m.
Wagner (5-5) at Sacred
Heart (3-7), 1 p.m.
E. Michigan (1-9) at Buffalo (2-8), 2 p.m.
Arkansas St. (4-6) at Navy
(7-3), 3:30 p.m.
Army (6-4) vs. Notre Dame
(5-5) at Bronx, N.Y., 7 p.m.
Connecticut (5-4) at Syracuse (7-3), 7 p.m.
SOUTH
VMI (3-7) at Gardner-Webb
(2-7), 11:30 a.m.
West Virginia (6-3) at
Louisville (5-5), Noon
N.C. State (7-3) at North
Carolina (6-4), Noon
Troy (5-4) at South Carolina
(7-3), Noon
Pittsburgh (5-4) at South
Florida (6-3), Noon
Appalachian St. (9-1) at
Florida (6-4), 12:30 p.m.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s defense has been good this
season — expect for when the Hawkeyes need it the most.
No. 21 Iowa ranks seventh in the nation with just 15 points allowed per game and is 16th in total defense at just 307 yards. But
the Hawkeyes have given up long touchdown drives in the fourth
quarter in all three of their losses. That’s why Saturday’s home finale against No. 8 Ohio State (9-1, 5-1) will be played more for
pride than a shot at the Big Ten crown.
Iowa (7-3, 4-2) saw its league title hopes dashed after it gave up
14 fourth-quarter points and lost at Northwestern 21-17 on Saturday.
The Hawkeyes supposedly vaunted defense has allowed 62
points in the fourth quarter this season, which is more than the
Hawkeyes have allowed in the second and third quarters combined.
“We just aren’t executing our assignments,” Iowa defensive lineman Karl Klug said. “That’s kind of uncharacteristic of an Iowa
defense. That’s not what we’re looking for.”
Iowa’s perplexing defensive issues began at No. 23 Arizona in
September. After spotting the host Wildcats a 27-7 lead, the
Hawkeyes made a furious comeback to tie the game at 27 in the
fourth quarter. But behind quarterback Nick Foles, Arizona
marched 72 yards and scored the game’s final TD with just 3:57
left.
That one could have been dismissed because of the brutal desert
heat — if hadn’t kept happening.
Iowa took a 30-24 lead in the fourth quarter at home against fellow Big Ten contender Wisconsin and had the Badgers pinned
deep in their own territory. But Wisconsin pulled out a brilliant
fake punt to keep the drive alive, then converted another fourth
down en route to a game-winning TD with just 1:06 to go.
A blowout of then-unbeaten Michigan State had seemingly put
the Hawkeyes back on track. But they only survived what would
have been a crushing upset at Indiana when an open Damarlo
Belcher dropped the ball in the end zone with 28 seconds left.
Last week, Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa sliced apart
Iowa’s defense in the fourth quarter.
Persa led Northwestern on touchdown drives of 86 and 91 yards
to vault into all-league consideration and send the Hawkeyes out of
Evanston as losers once again.
The Wildcats used 11 plays on their game-winning drive, which
was capped by a 20-yard touchdown pass from Persa to Demetrius
Fields with just 1:22 left.
Iowa has allowed opponents to convert just over 36 percent of
their third downs, but big stops have been tough to come by in critical moments late in games.
BREAKDOWN
GIGERʼS GAME
PENN STATE
INDIANA
OFFENSE
Matt McGloin gets start at QB and
chance to show if he can overcome adversity after a rotten second half last
week. RB Evan Royster is nursing left
knee injury. Backup RB Silas Redd
got disorderly conduct for public urination this week but should play.
3 - Penn State Game Day - FRIDAY, November 19. 2010
Defensive woes
knock out Hawkeyes
BIG 10 NOTEBOOK
QB Ben Chappell will start after missing most of last week’s game with a
hip injury. Chappell is dangerous,
completing 63.5 percent for 273 yards
per game with 19 TDs and 8 INTs.
Hoosiers have weak running game and
will throw most plays.
DEFENSE
The Lions must stop the pass to win.
They need to get pressure on QB,
something they’ve been unable to do
all season, and mix things up with
blitzes and disguised schemes. Look
for CB Chaz Powell and FS Malcolm
Willis to be challenged.
What defense? Hoosiers gave up 83
points last week, so they clearly have
a lot of issues. Then again, Iowa only
scored 18 on them and Northwestern
only 20, so maybe the unit isn’t really
that bad. They can’t stop run, giving
up 183 yards per game.
SPECIAL TEAMS
P Anthony Fera underwent an appendectomy Wednesday and will miss the
final two regular-season games.
Freshman Alex Butterworth, who hasn’t attempted a punt this season, will
take over those duties. PK Collin Wagner will handle the kickoffs.
PK Mitch Ewald is a good one, connecting on 13-of-16 FGs with a long of
48. He’s 10-of-11 inside 40 yards. P
Chris Hagerup averages 39.1 yards.
Return man Tandon Doss, a good WR
with 48 catches, is dangerous on kick
and punt returns.
COACHING/INTANGIBLES
Vast majority of crowd will be rooting
for PSU, which has large alumni base
in D.C. area. McGloin also will be motivated to prove himself after struggling for first time last week. Lions
need to be wary of Hoosiers being
fired up after losing 83-20 to Wisconsin.
If Hoosiers have any pride, they’ll
come out and do anything it takes to
try and win. They were just humiliated, and their coach, Bill Lynch, almost
certainly will be fired after the season.
Players must be upset about school
selling a home game.
PREDICTION: Nittany Lions can run over Indianaʼs poor defense, controlling clock and keeping Ben Chappell and Hoosier
passing game off the field. PENN STATE 34, INDIANA 17
PICKING THE GAME
The Weasel
Penn State 42
Indiana 30:
Pennsylvania
teams play
pretty good at
Fex-Ex Field.
Weaselʼs record: 9-1
Tom Fox
Matt McGloin 35
Indiana 14:
Why would
Indiana want a
home game in
Baltimore?
Foxʼs record: 8-2
THE EXPRESS STAFF PREDICTIONS
Kimmy M.
Penn State 48
Indiana 17:
I will be watching
the NASCAR race
on Sunday. Thatʼs
more important.
Kimmyʼs record: 7-3
Nate Wilson
Penn State 24
Indiana 21:
(Editorʼs Note:
Nate was busy
this week.)
Nateʼs record: 8-2
Eric Peddigree
Penn State 38
Indiana 20:
Lions take one
step closer to
Jacksonville
Ericʼs record: 8-2
Zach Rote
Penn State 35
Indiana 10:
(Editorʼs Note:
Zach told me his
fastball picked
up 6 mph)
Zachʼs record: 6-4
Penn State Game Day - FRIDAY, November 19. 2010 - 4
PSU, Pitt among
disappointments
COLLEGE
By The Associated Press
Every season has its teams that just don’t meet expectations. Here are some, one from each BCS automatic-qualifying conference:
TEXAS (4-6). The Longhorns are victims of their own
success to a certain extent. Even though they had to replace
Colt McCoy, Jordan Shipley and some standouts on defense, everybody figured coach Mack Brown would simply
plug in the next wave of stars and contend for another Big
12 title. Texas started the season ranked No. 5 in the country. But the switch from a pass-heavy, spread offense to emphasizing a power running game flopped, which put more
pressure on first-year starting quarterback Garrett Gilbert,
who showed he wasn’t ready to carry an offense. Especially
one lacking a star receiver or running back. And all the offensive problems have worn out a defense that is talented if
not especially tough. Texas is looking at its first losing season since 1997 and its first under Brown.
FLORIDA (6-4). The Gators started the season No. 4, in
a similar to position to Texas, having to replace a lot of talent but seemingly well equipped to do so in the Southeastern Conference. Then again, maybe not. The Gators have
been a mess offensively. First-year starting quarterback
John Brantley is a poor fit for the scheme and Gators fans
will tell you coordinator Steve Addazio is a poor fit as a
play-caller. Add to that a defense that has been soft in the
middle and Florida has been incapable of beating a highquality opponent. For the first time in a while, coach Urban
Meyer’s genius has been questioned.
PITTSBURGH (5-4). The Panthers are still the front-runners in the Big East so a BCS bid could be in their future. Or
they could finish below .500. Pitt started the season ranked
15th in the nation, a team dotted with stars but short on seniors and breaking in a new quarterback. Notice a trend developing? Tino Sunseri has been a slow-developing work in
progress at quarterback, and star running back Dion Lewis
hasn’t been the same following a sensational freshman season. Plus, the Panthers have also had to deal with some buzzard’s luck. Star defensive end Greg Romeus has played two
games, missing time first for back surgery, then with a season-ending knee injury.
CLEMSON (5-5). The Tigers can’t blame their lackluster
season on a new quarterback. Kyle Parker put off his baseball career to return for one more season in Death Valley.
Hopefully, for Parker’s sake, he hasn’t lost his power stroke,
because his senior season on the gridiron has been a dud.
He’s ninth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in passer efficiency rating. Not to put all the blame on him. Clemson’s receivers have been unreliable and the running game spotty.
There are some good individual players here and there, defensive end Da’Quan Bowers is a potential All-American
and safety DeAndre McDaniel has an NFL future, but they
haven’t added up to a good team.
PENN STATE (6-4). The Big Ten doesn’t have any team
that’s been particularly disappointing, but the Nittany Lions
are the closest to fitting the profile. They were ranked 19th
in the preseason, probably too high considering Joe Paterno
sustained heavy losses in the front seven on defense and had
no clue who would be playing quarterback (that again?).
Freshman Robert Bolden won the starting quarterback job,
which was a good-news-bad-news situation: promising for
the future but not necessarily for the present.
Notre Dame’s Floyd is
rock on the offense
FOOTBALL
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Michael
Floyd’s decision is a ways off. Notre
Dame’s star receiver will have other
things on his mind the next two weeks as
the Irish wrap up a disappointing season
that could still end in a bowl.
Will Floyd do what his former teammate and friend Golden Tate did nearly a
year ago and skip his senior season for the
NFL? Stay tuned.
‘‘If that comes to a decision that I need
to make, then that’s down the road,’’
Floyd said earlier this season, before the
Irish crushed Utah last week to go 5-5.
Floyd, who has 25 career TD catches,
third on the school’s all-time list, is plenty busy right now.
With a freshman quarterback in Tommy
Rees replacing injured Dayne Crist, and
with leading rusher Armando Allen, NFL
prospect tight end Kyle Rudolph and slot
receiver Theo Riddick all sidelined by injuries, the Irish are looking for Floyd to
make a difference. And he has.
‘‘I just kind of do my thing day by
day,’’ says Floyd, who trails only Jeff
Samardzija (27) and Tate (26) on the career TD pass list. He’s caught nine for
scores this season and leads the team with
59 catches, despite missing the Navy loss
with a sore hamstring. He’s fifth on the
school’s all-time reception list with 151.
With Rees making his first start last
week against Utah, Floyd had four catches, made a crushing block to spring Jonas
Gray on a 36-yard run and had a TD reception one play after a pass interference
call against him.
At 6-foot-3, 227 pounds, Floyd is
strong after the catch, has reliable hands
and can jump over defensive backs. He also possesses the most important ability for
any receiver — he can get open. And if
he’s doubled, it makes it easier on his
teammates to get the ball. He’s also not
afraid to share what he sees.
‘‘When I see something that needs to be
said on the field to any player, or especially wide receivers, I make sure that I
get to them and tell them what they did
right or what they did correct, just basically positives and negatives,’’ Floyd
said. ‘‘But we all kind of correct each other.’’
Under first-year coach Brian Kelly,
Floyd and other veterans have had to
adapt to a spread offense and the personality of the man now running the show.
In the preseason, Kelly worked on
Floyd right away, saying at times last year
it appeared that Floyd was just average
and ran undisciplined routes.
Floyd shrugged off the criticism as motivation and has continued to be a player
that defenses have to contain and account
for.
Other veteran players like linebacker
Brian Smith and wide receiver Duval Kamara have had their playing time altered
under the new regime, but both were key
performers in the victory over the Utes.
Smith made 10 tackles and Kamara
caught two TD passes from Rees.
‘‘I mean, we really don’t have a say into different coaches and stuff like that.
But it is difficult, you know, having a new
coach, bringing a new system in here,’’
Floyd said.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Amid
the fake kicks and fourth-down conversions that turned this Michigan State season into such an exhilarating story, Keshawn Martin made the biggest play nobody remembers.
With the Spartans trailing Wisconsin in
the second quarter early last month, Martin caught a punt at his own 26-yard line,
ran straight up the middle and then veered
to his right. The Badgers couldn’t catch
him, and the touchdown turned the game
in Michigan State’s favor.
The Spartans went on to win 34-24, and
that’s still Wisconsin’s only loss. If the
teams finish in a two-way tie atop the Big
Ten — which is a definite possibility —
Michigan State would win the tiebreaker.
“It did boost us,” Martin said. “I think
that was a huge momentum change, and
hopefully we’ll get more of those.”
Martin is hoping to provide another lift
this weekend when he returns from a knee
injury for the 11th-ranked Spartans’
game against Purdue.
The junior wide receiver has accounted
for touchdowns five different ways in his
career — rushing, receiving, passing and
on punt and kickoff returns. He’s one of
three active players in major college football who have accomplished that feat.
“Keshawn’s a playmaker,” coach Mark
Dantonio said.
“Every time he touches the ball, great
things can happen, so obviously he’ll be a
big part of what we do.”
Martin back for Michigan State
SATURDAY, SEPT. 25
Wisconsin 70, Austin Peay 3
Iowa 45, Ball State 0
Michigan 65, Bowling Green 21
Northwestern 30, Central Michigan 25
Michigan State 45, Northern Colorado 7
Toledo 31, Purdue 20
Ohio State 73, Eastern Michigan 20
Penn State 22, Temple 13
Indiana 35, Akron 20
Northern Illinois 34, Minnesota 23
SATURDAY, OCT. 2
Northwestern 29, Minnesota 28
Ohio State 24, Illinois 13
Michigan 42, Indiana 35
Michigan State 34, Wisconsin 24
Iowa 24, Penn State 3
SATURDAY, OCT. 9
Illinois 33, Penn State 13
Ohio State 38, Indiana 10
Wisconsin 41, Minnesota 23
Michigan State 34, Michigan 17
Purdue 20, Northwestern 17
SATURDAY, OCT. 16
Indiana 36, Arkansas State 34
Michigan State 26, Illinois 6
Purdue 28, Minnesota 17
Iowa 38, Michigan 28
Wisconsin 31, Ohio State 18
SATURDAY, OCT. 23
Illinois 43, Indiana 13
Michigan State 35, Northwestern 27
Ohio State 49, Purdue 0
Penn State 33, Minnesota 21
Wisconsin 31, Iowa 30
SATURDAY, OCT. 30
Northwestern 20, Indiana 17
Illinois 44, Purdue 10
Iowa 37, Michigan State 6
Penn State 41, Michigan 31
Ohio State 52, Minnesota 10
SATURDAY, NOV. 6
Michigan 67, Illinois 65, 3OT
Iowa 18, Indiana 13
Michigan State 31, Minnesota 8
Wisconsin 34, Purdue 13
Penn State 35, Northwestern 21
SATURDAY, NOV. 13
Wisconsin 83, Indiana 20
Northwestern 21, Iowa 17
Michigan 27, Purdue 16
Minnesota 38, Illinois 34
Ohio State 38, Penn State 14
SATURDAY, NOV. 20
Penn State at Indiana, at Landover, Md.,
(BTN), noon
Purdue at Michigan State (BTN), noon
Wisconsin at Michigan (ESPN or ESPN2),
noon
Illinois at Northwestern, at Wrigley Field (ESPNU), 3:30
Ohio State at Iowa (ABC), 3:30
SATURDAY, NOV. 27
Indiana at Purdue (BTN), noon
Michigan at Ohio State, noon (ABC)
Michigan State at Penn State, TBA
Iowa at Minnesota, TBA
Northwestern at Wisconsin, TBA
FRIDAY, DEC. 3
Illinois at Fresno State (ESPN2), 10:15
DEFENSE
Att
158
57
44
13
12
10
2
7
5
1
1
1
1
29
2
Effic
118.3
139.3
96.6
-200.0
0.0
No.
37
30
23
21
19
12
10
7
3
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
Yards
63
115
9
-3
Tackles
Gain
804
379
175
69
29
36
24
21
8
7
5
0
0
80
0
Cmp-Att-Int
110-191-7
56-100-3
6-13-0
0-1-1
0-0-0
Yards
651
408
281
283
113
122
119
75
11
11
25
21
10
3
3
2
Avg
5.2
12.8
4.5
-3.0
Sacks
Loss
21
12
0
3
0
10
4
10
0
0
0
3
7
89
12
Pct
57.6
56.0
46.2
0.0
0.0
Avg
17.6
13.6
12.2
13.5
5.9
10.2
11.9
10.7
3.7
3.7
12.5
21.0
10.0
3.0
3.0
2.0
TD
0
0
0
0
Net
Avg
TD
783
5.0
4
367
6.4
1
175
4.0
1
66
5.1
1
29
2.4
2
26
2.6
0
20
10.0
0
11
1.6
1
8
1.6
0
7
7.0
0
5
5.0
0
-3
-3.0
0
-7
-7.0
0
-9
-0.3
1
-12
-6.0
0
Yards TD Long
1350
5
80
710
9
42
78
0
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
TD Long Avg/G
5
80
65.1
4
49
40.8
1
48
28.1
1
33
28.3
1
19
11.3
0
20
12.2
1
20
11.9
0
26
7.5
0
8
1.2
0
4
1.1
0
23
2.8
0
21
5.2
0
10
1.0
1
3
1.0
0
3
0.4
0
2
0.2
Long
15
22
7
0
Pass Def
GP Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds Int-Yds
BU
PD
Talent Dropoff
COVER STORY
Long Avg/G
50
78.3
30
40.8
21
17.5
16
11.0
8
2.9
7
2.6
24
2.2
11
1.8
4
0.8
7
0.7
5
2.5
0
-0.3
0
-0.7
17
-1.0
0
-1.2
Avg/G
150.0
118.3
13.0
0.0
0.0
Fumbles
NFL scouts, Giger take a close
look at current PSU roster
Blkd
Qbh Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf
Colasanti, C. ..........10 .. 33 .. 57 .. 90 .... 7.0- 9 ......... .............. ..........1 ...... 1 ........ . .......... ......... ........ .
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Lynn, D'Anton ........10 .. 29 .. 29 .. 58 .... 1.5- 3.......... ........2- 58 ...... 3 ...... 5 ........ . .......... ......... ........ .
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Mauti, Michael ........9 .. 31 .. 30 .. 61 .. 5.0- 17 .. 2.0- 10........ ..........1 ...... 1 ........ . .......... ......... ........ .
Astorino, Drew ......10 .. 30 .. 24 .. 54 ........ . .............. ............. .......... 5 ...... 5 ........ . .......... ......... ........ .
Stupar, Nate ..........10 .. 23 .. 29 .. 52 .. 4.5- 18 .. 2.0- 9 ....1- 31 ...... 3 ...... 4 ........ . .......... ......... ........ .
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Ogbu, Ollie ............10 .. 16 .. 23 .. 39 .. 7.5- 17 .. 0.5- 4 ......... .......... 1 ...... 1 ........ . .......... ......... ........ .
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Willis, Malcolm ......10 .. 19 .. 18 .. 37 ........ ............ . ..........1- 0 ...... 1 ...... 2 ........ . .......... ......... ........ .
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Gbadyu, Bani ........9 .. 15 .. 23 .. 38 .... 1.5- 1.......... ............. .......... . ...... . ........ . .......... ......... ........ .
Morris, Stephon ......10 .. 22 .. 10 .. 32 ........ . .............. ............. .......... 1 ...... 1 ........ . .......... ......... ........ .
Still, Devon ............10 .. 10 .. 20 .. 30 .. 6.5- 23 .. 4.0- 19 ....... .......... 1 ...... 1 ........ . .......... ......... ........ .
FUMBLES: Bolden 5, Royster 2, Powell 2, Green 1
TEAM STATISTICS PSU
SCORING ..................................232
Points Per Game ..................23.2
FIRST DOWNS ..........................189
Rushing ....................................80
Passing ....................................96
Penalty ......................................13
RUSHING YARDAGE ..............1459
Yards gained rushing ............1637
Yards lost rushing ..................178
Rushing Attempts ....................349
Average Per Rush ....................4.2
Average Per Game ..............145.9
TDs Rushing ............................11
PASSING YARDAGE ..............2138
Comp-Att-Int ..............172-307-11
Average Per Pass ....................7.0
Average Per Catch ................12.4
Average Per Game ..............213.8
TDs Passing ..............................14
TOTAL OFFENSE ....................3597
Total Plays ..............................656
Average Per Play ....................5.5
Average Per Game ..............359.7
KICK RETURNS: #-Yards ....40-944
PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards ..25-186
INT RETURNS: #-Yards ........8-108
KICK RETURN AVERAGE ......23.6
OPP
................219
................21.9
................178
..................92
..................81
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..............1898
................176
................378
..................4.6
..............172.2
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......158-258-8
..................7.2
................11.7
..............184.5
..................14
..............3567
................636
..................5.6
..............356.7
............30-591
..............10-79
............11-132
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By CORY GIGER
[email protected]
UNIVERSITY PARK — An
NFL scout recently told me this
is the least-talented Penn State
team he has seen in many years,
in terms of pro prospects.
Scan the Nittany Lions’ roster
closely, and you’ll be hardpressed to find one sure-fire NFL
starter. Even one.
There are a few players who
project well and could become
NFL starters if they continue to
develop and/or land in the right
situation.
Here are my picks as the best
prospects:
6. RB Evan Royster: PSU’s
career rushing leader may be a
mid-round pick, but I don’t have
high expectations for him.
7. CB D’Anton Lynn: May be
a reach, but he should get a shot
and could develop into a contributor.
8. P Anthony Fera: He’s averaging 41.6 yards as a freshman,
is very good on kickoffs and
could be a decent NFL kicker.
True freshman quarterback
Rob Bolden and linebackers
Khairi Fortt and Gerald Hodges
may turn out to be NFL
prospects, but it’s way too early
to tell with them.
1. RB Silas Redd: He’s just a
true freshman and has a long way
to go, but he has the feet and
quickness to be a good NFL
back. He’s been effective this
season behind a weak offensive
line, rushing for 367 yards and
6.4 per carry. He will take over
the starting spot next year and, if
he progresses nicely, could become a special player in the program.
2. LB Michael Mauti: The
linebacking unit is down this season, but it’s not Mauti’s fault.
He’s the only playmaker on defense. He just needs to stay
healthy. He missed last year with
a knee injury and is out this week
with a dislocated shoulder. He’s
only a sophomore and will continue to improve.
3. G Stefen Wisniewski: He’s
likely to be a first-team AllAmerican despite having what
many believe to be an average
season. He has name recognition
and will get a shot in the NFL,
but his upside isn’t as good as
Redd’s or Mauti’s.
4. WR Derek Moye: The junior has the size (6-5) to be a factor in the NFL but will have to
bulk up (198).
5. WR Justin Brown: The 63, 216-pound sophomore ultimately may be better than Moye,
so it was a tough call between the
two.
Pretty much every guy has urinated in public at some point, either on a golf course, while hunting, camping, running, hiking or
doing some other outdoor activity.
I'm guilty of it. At least 30
times while playing golf. Discreetly. In the woods. Out of
public view.
Many girls will tell you they've
done it, too.
Hey, sometimes you can't hold
it or have nowhere to go. We're
all human, and you have to do
what you have to do.
But just imagine the embarrassment of getting caught by
police peeing in public, having it
appear in the newspaper and
having to explain that to your
friends and family.
Imagine having to explain it to
Joe Paterno.
That's the unfortunate position
two Penn State football players
have found themselves in over
the past week. Defensive end
Sean Stanley received a disorderly conduct citation for it Friday, and running back Silas
Redd got one Monday.
All jokes aside, it's illegal to
urinate in public, and the two
PSU players look foolish for be-
Urination issue
a hot topic
in dull week
ing so reckless that they got
caught. They are public figures,
and they have to realize everything they do will be scrutinized.
They certainly know that now
after several days of embarrassment.
Since most of us have done it
ourselves, we're likely to be understanding and look at these
two incidents as no big deal. But
they are big, for different reasons.
Redd was cited at 4:13 a.m.,
which is troubling because you
wonder why an elite athlete is
out messing around at that time.
JoePa won't like that one bit.
Stanley's incident is worse because he's already been in trouble with the law, getting charged
with marijuana possession less
than a month ago. He now has a
semi-permanent residence in Paterno's doghouse.
These two guys have to be disappointed the information about
their citations leaked out. Now
they will face a never-ending
flow of jokes and toilet humor
streaming from their friends.
Hopefully the embarrassment
will be enough of a deterrent to
keep them out of trouble in the
future.
Defending Hoosiers
Some people are criticizing Indiana University for selling out,
moving a home game from
Bloomington to FedEx Field for
a $3 million windfall from the
Washington Redskins. That's $2
million, by the way, more than
the Hoosiers typically make for a
home game.
I have no problem whatsoever
with this, and frankly believe
more teams should do it.
There is a clear divide between
the halves and halve-nots in college football, and besides tradition, money is the biggest reason
why.
If one of the halve-nots gets a
chance to pocket a cool $2 million for moving one game, it
would be foolish not to take the
money and run.
5 - Penn State Game Day - FRIDAY, November 19, 2010
OVERALL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING ..................GP
Royster, Evan ............10
Redd, Silas ................ 9
Green, Stephfon ........10
Newsome, Kevin ...... 6
Zordich, M. ................10
Smith, Devon ............10
Kersey, Shawney ........ 9
McGloin, Matt ............ 6
Suhey, Joe ................10
Wagner, Collin ..........10
Dukes, Curtis ............ 2
Powell, Chaz ............10
Morris, Stephon ..........10
Bolden, Rob .............. 9
Brown, Justin ............10
PASSING ..................GP
Bolden, Rob .............. 9
McGloin, Matt ............ 6
Newsome, Kevin ...... 6
Brown, Justin ............10
Morris, Stephon ..........10
RECEIVING ..............GP
Moye, Derek ..............10
Brackett, Brett ............10
Smith, Devon ............10
Brown, Justin ............10
Royster, Evan ............10
Suhey, Joe ................10
Zug, Graham ............10
Green, Stephfon ........10
Redd, Silas ................ 9
Powell, Chaz ............10
Haplea, Kevin ............ 9
Gilliam, Garry ............ 4
Zordich, M. ................10
Cadogan, Nate .......... 3
Moseby-Felder,B ........ 7
Kersey, Shawney ........ 9
PUNT RETURNS ......No.
Brown, Justin ............12
Smith, Devon ............9
Astorino, Drew ..........2
Powell, Chaz ..............1
Penn State Game Day - FRIDAY, November 19. 2010 - 6
INDIANA
HOOSIERS
RECORD
KEY PLAYERS
CONFERENCE: Big Ten
CONFERENCE RECORD: 0-6
OVERALL RECORD: 4-6
Sep. 2
Sep. 18
Sep. 25
Oct. 2
Oct. 9
Oct. 16
Oct. 23
Oct. 30
Nov. 6
Nov. 13
Nov. 20
Nov. 27
Name Bill Lynch
QB
Ben
Chappell
SCHEDULE
Towson
W, 51-17
at W. Kentucky
W, 38-21
Akron
W, 35-20
Michigan
L, 35-42
at Ohio State
L, 10-38
Arkansas State
W, 36-34
at Illinois
L, 13-43
Northwestern
L, 17-20
Iowa
L, 13-18
at Wisconsin
L, 20-83
Penn State, Landover, Md.Noon
at Purdue
Noon
Age: 56
RECORD at Indiana:
18-29 (fourth year)
CAREER: 99-96-3
COACHING STAFF
WR-KR
Tandon
Doss
Dennis Springer Asst. head/RBs/Co-STs
Matt Canada Offensive coordinator/QBs
Kyle Conner Tackles/Tight ends
Brian George Co-defensive coordinator/DTs
Billy Lynch Wide receivers
Mo Moriarity Centers/Guards
Joe Palcic Do-defensive coordinator/DBs
George Ricumstrick DEs/Co-special
teams
S
Mitchell
Evans
OFFENSE
Tandon
Doss
KR
WR Tandon
Doss
2
RB Trea
Burgess 21
QB Ben
Chappell
WR T.
Turner
Mitch
Ewald
PK
7
HEAD COACH
16
QB Edward
Wright-Baker
DEFENSE
2
LT Justin
Pagan
LG Aaron
Price
4
1
C Will
Matte
RG Marc
Damisch
RT James
Brewer
TE Max
Dedmond
WR Damarlo
Belcher
OFFENSE SECOND TEAM
26 TB Nick Turner
84 WRJamonne
Chester
13 WRKofi Hughes
81 WRDuwyce Wilson
83 TE Ted Bolser
88
70
66
15
Darius
44 Johnson DE
Matt
Ernest CB
Leon
48 Beckum LB
Tandon
Doss
PR
2
Adam
98 Replogle DT
10
Donnell
Jones FS
65
Larry
97 Black DT
5
Mitchell
Evans SS
41
Fred
93 Jones DE
60
73
68 LT Colin Rodkey
67 LG Pat McShane
62 C Jordan
Marquette
67 RG Pat McShane
68 RT Colin Rodkey
91 PK Nick Ford
81 KR Duwyce Wilson
53
Jeff
Thomas LB
Tyler
46 Replogle LB
17
34 DE
75 DT
Sliger
97 DT
93 DE
33 LB
42 LB
49 LB
Greg
Heban CB
DEFENSE SECOND TEAM
Kevin Bush
Nicholas
Larry Black
Fred Jones
Damon Sims
Chad Sherer
Griffen
Chris
Hagerup
P
12
Dahlstrom
6 CB Richard
Council
29 FS Chris Adkins
30 SS Jarrell Drane
23 CB Adrian Burks
10 P Adam Pines
1 PR Terrance Turner
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Name ..........................Pos. Ht.
Turner, Terrance ..........WR 6-3
Doss, Tandon ..............WR 6-3
Davis-Walker, Zach ......RB 5-8
Hardin, Drew ..................S 6-0
Chappell, Ben ..............QB 6-3
Evans, Mitchell ..............S 6-3
Council, Richard ..........CB 6-1
Kates, Andre ................CB 5-11
Wright-Baker, Edward ..QB 6-1
Kiel, Dusty ....................QB 6-2
Ahrens, Austin ..............QB 6-2
Jones, Donnell ..............S 5-10
Pines, Adam ..................P 6-0
Hagerup, Chris ..............P 6-5
Kroot, Evan ....................S 5-11
Hughes, Kofi ................WR 6-2
Follett, Adam ................QB 6-5
Ernest, Matt ..................CB 6-2
Ewald, Mitch ..................K 5-10
Williams, Brian ..............CB 6-0
Heban, Greg ................CB 6-1
Schell, Teddy ..............QB/H 6-5
Whitaker, Xavier............RB 6-2
Creevey, Connor ..........WR 6-2
Dietrick, Kyle ..................S 6-2
Barnett, Lawrence ........DB 5-10
Lanning, Michael..........WR 6-5
Burgess, Trea ..............RB 6-1
Zupancic, Jake ..............S 5-10
Kiles, Lenyatta ..............DB 5-11
Burks, Adrian ................CB
Martin, Brett ..................WR
Connelly, John ..............DB
Perez, Matt....................RB
Blackwell, David............RB
Phillis, Ryan ..................LB
Turner, Nick ..................RB
Banks, Antonio..............RB
Webb, Alexander ..........CB
Willis, Darius ................RB
Adkins, Chris ..................S
Drane, Jarrell..................S
Reisman, Nathan ..........P
Burks, Aaron ..................S
Sims, Damon ................LB
Bush, Kevin ..................DE
Jefferson, Shaquille ......S
Binkley, Andrew............WR
St. Fort, Peter................DB
West, Kevin ....................K
Zachery, Nick................WR
McGhee, Brandon ........LB
Zakrzewski, Matt ..........LB
Dedmond, Max ............TE
Michalek, Jake ..............LB
Roggeman, Chad ..........P
Sherer, Chad ................LB
Thomas, Ishmael ..........LB
Johnson, Darius............DE
Carr-Watson, Dimitrius LB
Replogle, Tyler ..............LB
Hoobler, Chase ............LB
Beckum, Leon ..............LB
Dahlstrom, Griffen ........LB
Fiacable, Steve ............OL
Thomas, Terrance ........DE
Harris, Marlandez ........DL
Thomas, Jeff..................LB
Lukaszewski, Jamie......LB
Mack, Deonte................DE
Keyt, Josh......................LS
Bachman, Pete ............DE
McGuigan, Tyler............OL
Svarczkopf, Greg ..........LB
Matte, Will ......................C
Ahlfeld, Chris..................C
Carter, Mike ..................DE
Marquette, Jordan ........OL
Kirlew, Jerrell ................DL
Rahrig, Collin ................OL
Damisch, Marc..............OL
Price, Aaron ..................OL
McShane, Pat ..............OL
Rodkey, Colin................OT
Mentzer, Mick................DT
Pagán, Justin ................OL
Ivan, Bill ........................OL
McDonald, Andrew........LT
Brewer, James ..............RT
Chapman, Charlie ........OT
Sliger, Nicholas ............DT
Evers, Cody ..................OL
Hager, Josh ..................OT
Carter, Tony ..................DL
Young, Logan ..............WR
Wilson, Duwyce ..........WR
Muhammad, Dre..........WR
Bolser, Ted ....................TE
Chester, Jamonne........WR
Love III, Charles............TE
Martin, Brad ..................TE
Himes, Leneil ................TE
Belcher, Damarlo ........WR
O'Conner, Tim ..............WR
Thomas, Eric ................TE
Ford, Nick ......................K
Phillips, Paul..................TE
Scott, Harrison ..............DL
Jones, Fred ..................DE
Cornley, Javon ..............DE
Rose, Lee ......................LB
Sanders, Jeff ................LS
Laihinen, John ..............DE
Black, Jr., Larry ............DT
Replogle, Adam ............DT
Freeland, Nick ................K
6-0
6-3
6-1
5-11
6-0
6-3
6-0
5-10
6-0
6-0
6-1
6-2
6-0
5-11
6-3
6-3
6-0
6-1
6-0
5-9
6-1
6-1
6-2
6-5
6-1
6-0
6-0
6-4
6-0
6-1
6-2
6-2
5-11
6-3
6-1
6-1
6-2
6-1
5-9
6-3
6-1
6-5
6-2
5-9
6-2
6-2
6-1
6-3
6-3
6-2
6-7
6-4
6-5
6-4
6-4
6-5
6-4
6-6
6-8
6-6
6-3
6-4
6-9
6-1
6-3
6-3
5-10
6-6
6-1
6-3
6-4
6-1
6-5
6-3
6-4
5-9
6-5
6-3
6-4
6-5
6-1
6-4
6-4
6-2
6-3
5-11
ROSTER
Wt.
209
200
201
196
242
206
198
195
221
230
205
223
184
203
181
200
237
189
179
172
185
229
205
218
204
189
187
226
204
196
185
203
185
225
217
230
188
216
183
224
192
214
200
197
224
248
180
180
181
162
201
235
224
257
209
181
222
211
252
240
239
229
235
229
304
265
309
245
206
281
243
232
307
208
293
284
225
285
260
254
317
305
301
275
303
308
263
306
331
297
286
334
302
287
198
196
180
252
202
229
252
279
210
195
281
211
225
265
272
237
228
230
232
326
295
192
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Hometown/High School/Last College
Auburn Hills, Mich./West Bloomfield
Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis
Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Plantation
Louisville, Ky./Ballard
Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South
West Milton, Ohio/Milton Union
Carrollton, Texas/Newman Smith
Washington, D.C.//ASA (N.Y.) College
Jeffersonville, Ind./Jeffersonville
Columbus, Ind./Columbus East
Jasper, Ind./Jasper
St. Petersburg, Fla./Lakewood
Highland Park, Ill./Highland Park
Whitefish Bay, Wis./Whitefish Bay
Indianapolis, Ind./Brebeuf Jesuit
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Lawrenceville, Ga./Peachtree Ridge
Muncie, Ind./Delta
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Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield Central
South Bend, Ind./Marian
Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard
Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers
Batesville, Ind./Batesville
Jeffersonville, Ind./Jeffersonville
Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral
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Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista
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Boardman, Ohio/Boardman
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Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek
Columbus, Ohio/Northland
Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christ./Richmond
Springfield, Ill./Sacred Heart-Griffin
Mequon, Wis./Homestead
Cincinnati, Ohio/Wyoming
Centerville, Ohio/Centerville
Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North
NAME ..............................................POS. ELIG.
ROBERT BOLDEN ..........................QB
FR
NICK SUKAY ..................................SAF
JR
CHAZ POWELL................................CB
JR
BRANDON BEACHUM....................RB
JR
SHAWNEY KERSEY ......................WR
FR
GRAHAM ZUG ................................WR
SR
DERRICK THOMAS ........................CB
FR
DEREK MOYE ................................WR
JR
GERALD HODGES ..........................LB
SO
CURTIS DRAKE ..............................WR
SO
BRANDON MOSEBY-FELDER......WR
FR
D' ANTON LYNN ..............................CB
JR
MICHAEL ZORDICH ........................LB
SO
MALCOLM WILLIS..........................SAF
FR
PAUL JONES....................................QB
FR
KHAIRI FORTT ................................LB
FR
MATTHEW MCGLOIN ....................QB
SO
KEVIN NEWSOME ..........................QB
SO
STEPHON MORRIS ........................CB
SO
MARK WEDDERBURN ..................TE
SO
ANDREW DAILEY ..........................SAF
JR
MIKE WALLACE ..............................CB
FR
EVAN LEWIS ....................................CB
SO
BANI GBADYU..................................LB
SR
ALEX KENNEY ................................WR
FR
SHELTON MCCULLOUGH ............CB
SR
SHANE MCGREGOR......................QB
SO
CHRISTIAN KUNTZ ........................WR
FR
ANDREW GOODMAN ....................WR
SO
GARRETT VENUTO........................QB
FR
JUSTIN BROWN..............................WR
SO
DEVON SMITH ................................WR
SO
STEPHFON GREEN........................TB
JR
EVAN ROYSTER..............................TB
SR
STEPHEN OBENG-AGYAPONG ..SAF
FR
JONATHAN DUCKETT ..................SAF
FR
DEREK DAY ....................................RB
SO
SILAS REDD ....................................TB
FR
CURTIS DUKES ..............................TB
FR
JACOB FAGNANO..........................SAF
SO
TARIQ TONGUE..............................WR
FR
DREW ASTORINO..........................SAF
JR
DAVID SOLDNER..............................K
SO
KEVIN KOWALISHEN ....................RB
SO
RUSSELL NYE ................................PK
SO
ANTHONY FERA ............................PK
FR
RYAN KEISER..................................NA
FR
NICK DELLIGATTI............................LB
FR
DAKOTA ROYER..............................LB
FR
MICHAEL YANCICH ........................LB
SO
ANDRE DUPREE ............................FB
FR
NATHAN STUPAR............................LB
JR
PAT ZERBE ......................................FB
FR
KYLE JOHNSON ............................SAF
JR
COLLIN WAGNER ............................K
SR
JOE SUHEY......................................RB
JR
TYLER AHRENHOLD ....................SAF
JR
JESSE DELLA VALLE......................CB
FR
GLENN CARSON ............................LB
FR
ZACH ZWINAK ................................FB
FR
J.R. REFICE......................................DL
FR
MICHAEL MAUTI..............................LB
SO
MIKE HULL........................................LB
FR
MICHAEL FUHRMAN ......................KS
SO
KEVION LATHAM ............................DE
JR
ALEX BUTTERWORTH....................K
FR
KEN POLLOCK ................................LB
SO
JORDAN HILL ..................................DT
SO
CHRIS COLASANTI ........................LB
SR
A.J. FIRESTONE..............................NA
FR
DEON'TAE PANNELL ......................G
JR
PATRICK CHRISTIE ........................OL
FR
CHIMAEZE OKOLI ............................T
JR
BRIAN IRVIN ....................................DE
SO
JON ROHRBAUGH..........................KS
JR
JAMES VAN FLEET ........................LB
SO
MATT STANKIEWITCH ....................C
SO
TOM RICKETTS ..............................OL
FR
ERIC LATIMORE..............................DE
JR
EMERY ETTER ................................KS
FR
ADAM GRESS ..................................T
FR
PETE MASSARO ............................DE
SO
TY HOWLE ........................................C
FR
STEFEN WISNIEWSKI ..................G-C
SR
FRANK FIGUEROA ..........................G
FR
ALEX MATEAS ................................NA
FR
JOHN URSCHEL ..............................G
FR
MILES DIEFFENBACH ....................C
FR
QUINN BARHAM ..............................T
JR
DOUG KLOPACZ ..............................C
SR
ANTHONY TORTORELLI ................G
JR
DEVON STILL ..................................DT
JR
KHAMRONE KOLB..........................OL
FR
MARK ARCIDIACONO ....................G
FR
JOHNNIE TROUTMAN ....................G
JR
EVAN HAILES ..................................DT
FR
ERIC SHRIVE ....................................G
FR
NATE CADOGAN ..............................T
FR
LOU ELIADES..................................G-T
SR
MIKE FARRELL ................................T
SO
LUKE GRAHAM ..............................OL
FR
ANDREW SZCZERBA ....................TE
JR
RYAN SCHERER ............................WR
SO
JACK CRAWFORD..........................DE
JR
KEVIN HAPLEA................................TE
FR
BRETT BRACKETT ........................WR
SR
BRAD BARS ....................................DE
FR
KYLE BAUBLITZ ..............................DE
FR
OLLIE OGBU ....................................DT
SR
C.J. OLANIYAN ................................DE
FR
JONATHAN STEWART ..................TE
JR
J.D. MASON......................................TE
SO
GARRY GILLIAM..............................TE
FR
SEAN STANLEY ..............................DE
SO
DAQUAN JONES ............................DT
FR
JAMES TERRY ................................DT
SO
CODY CASTOR ..............................DE
SO
BRANDON WARE............................DT
SO
ROSTER
HT.
6-4
6-1
6-1
6-0
6-1
6-2
6-0
6-5
6-2
5-11
6-2
6-1
6-1
5-1.5
6-3
6-2
6-1
6-2
5-8
6-6
6-2
5-9
5-10
6-1
6-0
6-0
6-1
6-4
6-0
6-0
6-3
5-7
5-10
6-1
5-10
6-1
5-9
6-1
6-0
5-8
5-10
6-1
5-10
6-0
6-2
6-1
6-0
6-1
6-2
5-10
6-1
6-1
6-0
5-9
6-1
6-0
6-1
6-3
6-1
6-0
6-2
6-0
5-10
6-2
5-10
6-0
6-1
6-2
6-0
6-5
6-5
6-4
6-3
6-0
6-0
6-3
6-5
6-6
6-1
6-6
6-4
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-0
6-5
6-5
6-4
6-4
6-1
6-6
6-5
6-4
6-6
6-4
6-6
5-8
6-5
6-4
6-6
6-3
6-5
6-1
6-3
6-2
6-4
6-6
6-1
6-3
6-3
6-3
6-3
WT.
208
209
196
225
197
185
178
202
228
172
176
200
236
217
246
233
209
225
185
226
217
184
182
241
190
193
205
212
185
215
216
157
197
228
196
193
196
200
237
203
164
193
227
187
170
210
191
206
210
236
224
231
236
192
183
227
185
182
237
227
265
231
211
215
252
192
194
309
241
222
317
255
293
240
212
224
293
268
280
230
293
255
290
306
285
310
286
290
298
286
261
311
335
279
323
307
299
297
310
303
278
254
167
256
243
246
223
248
285
229
246
208
263
232
309
312
261
337
HOMETOWN
HIGH SCHOOL
ORCHARD LAKE, MICH.
ORCHARD LAKE ST. MARY'S
MT. PLEASANT, PA.
GREENSBURG CATHOLIC
NEW FREEDOM, PA.
SUSQUEHANNOCK
STRUTHERS, OH
CARDINAL MOONEY
WOODBURY, N.J.
WOODBURY
MANHEIM, PA.
MANHEIM CENTRAL
GREENBELT, MD.
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
ROCHESTER, PA.
ROCHESTER
PAULSBORO, NJ
PAULSBORO
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
WEST PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC
FORT WASHINGTON, MD. OXON HILL
CELINA, TEXAS
CELINA
CANFIELD, OHIO
CARDINAL MOONEY
MARBURY, MD.
LACKEY
MCKEES ROCKS, PA.
STO-ROX
STAMFORD, CONN.
STAMFORD
SCRANTON, PA.
WEST SCRANTON
PORTSMOUTH, VA.
HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY
GREENBELT, MD.
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
UPPER DARBY
CARDINAL O'HARA
MASSILLON, OHIO
WASHINGTON
SILVER SPRINGS, MD.
GOOD COUNSEL
GETTYSBURG, PA.
GETTYSBURG
GAITHERSBURG, MD.
QUINCE ORCHARD
STATE COLLEGE, PA.
STATE COLLEGE AREA
RANDALLSTOWN, MD.
RANDALLSTOWN
EBENSBURG, PA.
CENTRAL CAMBRIA
CAMP HILL, PA.
TRINITY
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
ITHACA, N.Y.
ITHACA
WILMINGTON, DEL.
CONCORD
WHITE PLAINS, MD.
WESTLAKE
BRONX, N.Y.
JOHN F. KENNEDY
FAIRFAX, VA.
WESTFIELD
BRONX, N.Y.
JOHN F. KENNEDY
HARRISBURG, PA.
BISHOP MCDEVITT
BELLEFONTE, PA.
CENTRAL DAUPHIN
NORWALK, CONN.
KING LOW HEYWOOD THOMAS
EVANS MILLS, N.Y.
INDIAN RIVER
WILIAMSPORT, PA.
WILLIAMSPORT
FLUSHING, N.Y.
HOLY CROSS
EDINBORO, PA.
GENERAL MCLANE
LITITZ, PA.
MANHEIM TOWNSHIP
NORTHAMPTON, PA.
NORTHAMPTON AREA
STATE COLLEGE, PA.
STATE COLLEGE AREA
CYPRESS, TEXAS
ST. PIUS X
SELINSGROVE, PA.
SELINSGROVE
GROVE CITY, PA.
GROVE CITY
LANCASTER, PA.
MANHEIM CENTRAL
WASHINGTON, PA.
TRINITY
WALDORF, MD.
NORTH POINT
STATE COLLEGE, PA.
STATE COLLEGE AREA
WEST LAWN, PA.
WILSON
LANDENBERG, PA.
AVON GROVE
STATE COLLEGE, PA.
STATE COLLEGE AREA
DEERFIELD, ILL.
LOYOLA ACADEMY
BLUE BELL, PA.
CHESTNUT HILL ACADEMY
PITTSBURGH, PA.
SHALER AREA
MANAHAWKIN, N.J.
SOUTHERN REGIONAL
FREDERICK, MD.
LINGANORE
JESSUP, PA.
VALLEY VIEW
MANDEVILLE, LA.
MANDEVILLE
CANONSBURG, PA.
CANON-MCMILLAN
PITTSBURGH, PA.
NORTH ALLEGHENY
GREENSBORO, N.C.
PAGE
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
DALLAS, PA.
LAKE LEHMAN
STEELTON, PA.
STEELTON-HIGHSPIRE
LEONARD, MICH.
BROTHER RICE
MERCERSBURG, PA.
MERCERSBURG ACADEMY
SOUTHFIELD, MICH.
GROVES
CARLISLE, PA.
BOILING SPRINGS
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.
SALEM
ORRTANNA, PA.
GETTYSBURG
ELLICOTT CITY, MD.
HOWARD
WILLIAMSPORT, PA.
LOYALSOCK
ORWIGSBURG, PA.
BLUE MOUNTAIN
WEXFORD, PA.
NORTH ALLEGHENY
MIDDLETOWN, DEL.
MIDDLETOWN
CHAMBERSBURG, PA.
CHAMBERSBURG AREA
WEST MIFFLIN, PA.
WEST MIFFLIN
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA. MARPLE NEWTOWN
WAKE FOREST, NC
BUNN
BRIDGEVILLE, PA.
PITTSBURGH CATHOLIC
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
THOMAS EDISON
OTTAWA, CANADA
OTTAWA SOONERS
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.
CANISIUS
PITTSBURGH, PA.
FOX CHAPEL
DURHAM, N.C.
HILLSIDE
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL
STATE COLLEGE, PA.
HAVERFORD
WILMINGTON, DEL.
HOWARD
BURKE, VA.
LAKE BRADDOCK SECONDARY
HOLLAND, PA.
ST. JOSEPH'S PREP
BROWN MILLS, N.J.
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP
CHESAPEAKE, VA.
OSCAR F. SMITH
SCRANTON, PA.
WEST SCRANTON
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO
PORTSMOUTH
OCEAN, N.J.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP
PITTSBURGH, PA.
SHADY SIDE ACADEMY
HARRISON CITY, PA.
PENN TRAFFORD
WILMINGTON, DEL.
SALESIANUM
AVON LAKE, OHIO
AVON LAKE
LONGPORT, N.J.
ST. AUGUSTINE
ANNANDALE, N.J.
NORTH HUNTERDON
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.
LAWRENCE
NASHVILLE, TENN.
MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY
YORK, PA.
CENTRAL YORK
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.
MILFORD ACADEMY
WARREN, MICH.
WARREN MOTT
NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA NORWIN
PHILIPSBURG, PA.
PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA
CARLISLE, PA.
MILTON HERSHEY
ROCKVILLE, MD.
GAITHERSBURG
JOHNSON CITY, N.Y.
JOHNSON CITY SENIOR
NEW CASTLE, DEL.
BRANDYWINE
UNIONTOWN, PA.
UNIONTOWN AREA
HARRISBURG, PA.
HARRISBURG
RECORD
CONFERENCE: Big Ten
CONFERENCE RECORD: 3-3
OVERALL RECORD: 6-4
Sept. 4
Sept. 11
Sept. 18
Sept. 25
Oct. 2
Oct. 9
Oct. 23
Oct. 30
Nov. 6
Nov. 13
Nov. 20
Nov. 27
PENN STATE
NITTANY LIONS
2010 SCHEDULE
Youngstown St.
W, 44-14
at Alabama
L, 3-24
Kent St.
W, 24-0
Temple
W, 22-13
at Iowa
L, 3-24
Illinois
L, 13-33
at Minnesota
W, 33-21
Michigan
W, 41-31
Northwestern
W, 35-21
at Ohio St.
L, 14-38
at Indiana, Landover, Md.Noon
Michigan St.
TBA
QB
Matt
McGloin
Joe Paterno
DE
Pete
Massaro
COACHING STAFF
LB
Nate
Stupar
OFFENSE
Chaz
Powell
KR
WR Brett
Brackett
2
TB Evan
Royster 22
WR Justin
Brown 19
Collin
Wagner 36
PK
83
LG Johnnie
Troutman
C Doug
Klopacz
RG Stefen
Wisniewski
67
74
Galen Hall Offensive coordinator/RBs
Tom Bradley Defensive coordinator/CBs
Dick Anderson Guards/centers
Larry Johnson Defensive line
Bill Kenney Offensive tackles/tight ends
Mike McQueary Wide receivers/recruiting
Kermit Buggs Safeties
Jay Paterno Quarterbacks
Ron Vanderlinden Linebackers
TE Kevin
Haplea
WR Derek
Moye
6
Jordan
47 Hill, DE
2
Justin
Brown
PR
Chaz
Powell CB
Bani
15 Gbadyu LB
19
Devon
71 Still DT
10
61
Malcolm
Willis
FS
Ollie
85 Ogbu DT
28
82
Pete
59 Massaro DE
Drew
Astorino
SS
68
RT Chima 52
Okoli
OFFENSE SECOND TEAM
12 QB Kevin
Newsome
1 QB Rob
Bolden
21 TB Stephfon
Green
20 WR Devon
Smith
5 WR Graham
Zug
Age: 83
RECORD at Penn
State:
400-133-3 (45th year)
DEFENSE
LT Quinn
Barham
QB Matt
McGloin 11
HEAD COACH
KEY PLAYERS
2 WR Chaz Powell
78 LT Mike Farrell
54 C Matt
Stankiewitch
64 RGJohn
Urschel
58 RT Adam Gress
28 PK David
Soldner
20 KR Devon Smith
48
Chris
Colasanti MLB
Nate
34 Stupar LB
8
DʼAnton
Lynn CB
Alex
Butterworthj
P
DEFENSE SECOND TEAM
90 DE Sean Stanley
47 DT Jordan Hill
93 DT James Terry
44 DT Kevion
Latham
6 LB Gerald
Hodges
33 LB Michael
Yancich
16 CB Shelton
45
McCullough
10 FS Malcolm
Willis
13 SS Andrew
Dailey
5 CB Derrick
Thomas
29 P Russell Nye
28 PR Drew
Astorino
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Penn State Game Day - FRIDAY, November 19. 2010 - 8
The big names in the booth appear to be missing
MEDIA COMMENTARY
A week after ABC/ESPN’s top
broadcast team handled the Penn
State-Ohio State game, a comparatively unknown crew
tackles Penn
State-Indiana
for the Big
Ten Network
broadcast —
and the personalities
prompt an
ever-present
question
about sports
broadcasts.
Does
it
STEVE
matter who’s
SAMPSELL
in the booth
when your
team is playing?
My answer would always be a
firm, unwavering, “yes and no.”
With Brent Musburger and Kirk
Herbstreit last week, it mattered
only because you knew Penn State
was on a big stage for that game.
Sure, the lack of compelling
games nationally made it easy for
ABC/ESPN to assign that team to
Penn State-Ohio State, but a
cache, and some inherent national
respect, comes with those two
working the game.
Since 2008, Musburger and
Herbstreit have covered Penn
State six times — making the Nittany Lions one of the teams
they’ve seen most often in person.
With them, you get Musburger’s
incessant hype and insistence on
shaping the storylines, but you also get Herbstreit’s honesty and
preparation. He has clearly
emerged as one of the best in the
business. He just does his job and
does it well.
From that team, you know what
to expect: We were beaten over
the head with Matt McGloin’s
“moxie” in the first half last week
and then they capably changed
and focused on Ohio State’s running game and preparation when
the game itself turned.
They’re not the sole reason to
tune into a game (no college football broadcasters reach that level),
but they’re experienced and prepared enough to avoid mistakes
that would force you to turn them
down or tune them out altogether.
Conversely, with a team such as
Tom Hart and Anthony Herron on
this week’s broadcast, it’s all
about the unknown. There’s no
way they can be as close to the in-
formation about Penn State as the
guys on the Penn State Sports Network on radio, and they do not
carry the level of respect that the
bigger names have earned on TV.
While the Big Ten Network has
done a much better job with its
game coverage, announcers on
these games often get a shorter
leash with viewers.
It’s not that they’re bad or do not
know football (Hart spent five
years with CBS College Sports before coming to the Big Ten Network and Herron was a lineman at
Iowa), it’s just that they’re different and, in a sense, not as well
trusted.
Tuner tidbits
I Penn State-Indiana is one of
two off-campus sites for Big Ten
Conference games this week, providing another small storyline for
broadcasters. Along with FedEx
Field for the Nittany Lions and
Hoosiers, Wrigley Field plays host
to the Illinois-Northwestern
matchup. Of course, NBC Sports
has moved its Notre Dame coverage to primetime this week with
the Fighting Irish and Army playing the first game at Yankee Stadium. The peacock network hyped
that event relentlessly.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno talks with members of the
media Tuesday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany
Lions take on Indiana Saturday
AP PHOTO
It’s hard to find the really good football-basketball combos
COLLEGE SPORTS
In college athletics, some schools such as
Nebraska, Penn State and Alabama are labeled “football” schools.
Others, such as Kentucky, Duke and
Kansas are “basketball” schools. Not many
schools seem to be
successful, at a high
level, in both.
With that in mind,
at the present time,
here are some of the
best schools in
terms of the combination of head
coaches in football
and men’s basketball.
FRANK
Alabama:
In
GIARDINA
college football,
there is none better
in the game today than the Crimson Tide’s
Nick Saban. In basketball, Anthony Grant
is just getting started, but it should not be
long before he has his team consistently in
the NCAA Tournament.
Baylor: In college hoops, Scott Drew
has taken the Bears off the scrap heap and
to a high seed in last year’s NCAA tourney. Art Briles is doing the same thing in
football.
Florida: The Grants have Billy Donovan
in basketball and Urban Meyer in football.
Between them they have won four national titles. They have also produced many
all-Americans and NFL and NAB players.
Both are on their way to being Hall of
Famers.
Michigan State: The Spartans’ Tom Izzo is the best men’s college basketball
coach in the country. He won a national
championship in 2000 and has taken his
team to six Final Fours. He also has won
six Big Ten titles. In football, Mark Dantonio has the Spartans contending for a Big
Ten title. He did a great job building a
foundation at Cincinnati and he is doing
the same thing in East Lansing.
Missouri: Former Toledo coach Gary
Pinkel has elevated the Tigers program in
the Big 12, and in basketball, Mike Anderson has created renewed enthusiasm for
hoops in Missouri.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes’ football-basketball history is as good as it gets. It is
one of the few schools in the country with
comparable history in both sports. That is
still the case. Jim Tressel’s football Buckeyes are the dominant program in the Big
Ten. Thad Matta has taken the basketball
Buckeyes to a national championship
game appearance.
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys lan-
guish in the shadows of the Oklahoma
Sooners in their own state. But they probably shouldn’t. Former Kentucky player
Travis Ford is doing a good job with Cowboys’ basketball. Football coach Mike
Gundy is one of the more underrated
coaches in college football.
Texas: Mack Brown and his football
Longhorns are having a miserable season
this year. But he does have one national title and many bowl wins on his resume. He
is a Hall of Fame caliber coach. In basketball, Rick Barnes is one of the game’s best
recruiters and has elevated Texas to national prominence in hoops.
Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer is the Joe
Paterno and Bear Bryant of Hokies football.
Success has not come quite as easy for Seth
Greenberg in hoops, but the Hokies should
be one of the better teams in the ACC this
winter.

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