Former Players Thread

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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby sameoldlama » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:59 am

FA
Haley to Giants
Cabinda, Blacknall to Raiders
Davis to Bills
P.Cothren to Steelers
C.Cothren to Vikings
Mahon to Panthers

Overall 13 PSU players into camps. Between the combine coverage / performances, draft / FA and the significant press Barkley got (with a few CJF interviews / mentions) Penn State got some significant recruiting juice out of this draft.
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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby Blue&White » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:31 am

I was surprised neither Cabinda or Blacknall were drafted. The odds are always against you when you come in as an unsigned FA but hopefully they impress enough to make the roster.
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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby JerseyLion » Tue May 22, 2018 5:10 pm

Hackenburg was traded to the Raiders. Hopefully, learning under Gruden will be more beneficial than whatever he was receiving with the Jets.

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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby Shore Lion » Tue May 22, 2018 8:19 pm

I hope things work out for him. I'll never say anything bad about Hack. He came to PSU as a highly rated recruit when it was definitely not a popular thing to do. I think him committing helped land other players who otherwise might not have come and was a big part of righting the ship. And to be fair his last two years he was being protected by some of the worst lines ever. That plus the fact that he's not the most mobile was a recipe for disaster. And yet with all that there was never a losing season.

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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby Blue&White » Tue May 22, 2018 10:26 pm

I'll never say anything bad about Hack.

I agree. And, he will never pay for a drink in a bar that I'm in. His W/L record isn't what you hoped for but his character is more than anyone had any right to ask from a high school senior. He had every reason to drop PSU and go elsewhere and he stuck with us. And, he helped bring in more kids. He's the father of our current good fortunes as much as anyone. As much as O'Brien. As much as Franklin. As much as Mauti. Hack living up to his commitment when he had every reason not to was huge.

I will always be a fan of this guy, no matter how he performs on the field.
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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby Crowbar » Wed May 23, 2018 4:52 am

Blue&White wrote:I'll never say anything bad about Hack.

I agree. And, he will never pay for a drink in a bar that I'm in. His W/L record isn't what you hoped for but his character is more than anyone had any right to ask from a high school senior. He had every reason to drop PSU and go elsewhere and he stuck with us. And, he helped bring in more kids. He's the father of our current good fortunes as much as anyone. As much as O'Brien. As much as Franklin. As much as Mauti. Hack living up to his commitment when he had every reason not to was huge.

I will always be a fan of this guy, no matter how he performs on the field.


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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby sameoldlama » Thu May 24, 2018 3:42 pm

Very simply Hack was just in the wrong place at the wrong time - he was the right guy for BO'B's offense and had BO'B stayed I think Hack's college career would have fared better - he simply was a very bad fit for CJF's offense.

When he got tackled in that Georgia bowl game and was slow getting up I knew right there and then - he's leaving the game and he's going in the draft. I thought he needed another year to develop before going pro. Wasn't until the next year when I saw McS play (who is perfect for CJF's offense) that I understood why he left early - he was going to lose the starting job to McS.

Good guy who couldn't catch a break. Hope it works out for him.
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