2017 Team Thread

Shore Lion
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby Shore Lion » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:04 am

The team has started a new tradition where the freshmen don't get the blue stripe on their helmet until they've earned it. Obviously they get them for the games but in practice the freshmen have all white helmets. So far about 6 or 7 of the freshmen have earned theirs . It's up to each position group to decide when to award the stripe. I think that's pretty cool. This team has really been enjoyable to watch because they seem like they're having so much fun and it seems like they've got great chemistry across the team. A happy, healthy locker room is a fun place to be.

Crowbar
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby Crowbar » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:57 pm

We Are...2 wrote:No. 5 Penn State and Iowa will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in their Big Ten opener at Iowa City on Sept. 23, On ABC


Is it me or are most Penn State - Iowa games at night?

I was at the one in 2009. It started great, but didn't end well. :(

Crowbar
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby Crowbar » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:29 pm

Duh.

I was also at the Iowa game last year. Much more pleasant experience. 8-)

That was as complete and thorough a beat down of a quality, non-Temple type opponent, I attended since Penn State smacked around Wisconsin in 2005.

Crowbar
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby Crowbar » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:29 pm

Shore Lion wrote:The team has started a new tradition where the freshmen don't get the blue stripe on their helmet until they've earned it. Obviously they get them for the games but in practice the freshmen have all white helmets. So far about 6 or 7 of the freshmen have earned theirs . It's up to each position group to decide when to award the stripe. I think that's pretty cool. This team has really been enjoyable to watch because they seem like they're having so much fun and it seems like they've got great chemistry across the team. A happy, healthy locker room is a fun place to be.


Love it!!!

PittGradPSUMad
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby PittGradPSUMad » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:14 am

Crowbar wrote:Duh.

I was also at the Iowa game last year. Much more pleasant experience. 8-)

That was as complete and thorough a beat down of a quality, non-Temple type opponent, I attended since Penn State smacked around Wisconsin in 2005.


The 2007 Beaver Stadium smack down of Wisky was even better.
Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man.

Blue&White
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby Blue&White » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:57 pm

Back up to #4 in the AP poll. Another flip with USC. It's nice being ranked like this, but it's meaningless right now. Let's see how the team looks in late October.

pennstate92
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby pennstate92 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:16 am

Yup...
If at first you don't succeed, give up. There is no hope for you.

PittGradPSUMad
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby PittGradPSUMad » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:56 pm

Just heard an unsubstantiated story that Mahon sat out Saturday's Georgia State game due to disciplinary issues...not injury. Rumor goes that Mahon and Cam Brown got into a fight at practice. That is all.
Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man.

Shore Lion
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby Shore Lion » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:05 pm

I had heard about Cam Brown being benched for a fight at practice but hadn't heard Mahon was involved. If true it must have been pretty bad to have to sit out a game. Fights at practice are not exactly rare.

PSUgrower
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Re: 2017 Team Thread

Postby PSUgrower » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:32 pm

Mike Fracesa angry at James Franklin for icing the kicker:
http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2017/09/mike_francesa_goes_on_tirade_a.html#incart_river_home_pop

You love this guy Bdub! This guy is going to have a stroke some day. His brain is going to explode. BTW, I have no problems with what JF did. I love me a shut out. This is not pony league.