2018 Preseason Thread

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby sameoldlama » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:45 pm

Shore Lion wrote:They don't count against the 85. There is a medical scholarship that is available.


Thanks for info. And the nice surprise - sounds like NCAA got something right.
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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Crowbar » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:33 am

Arrest made in Beaver Stadium mass shooting threat.

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41-33.

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Blue&White » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:29 am

I had no idea that even happened. Nice work by the cops and feds.
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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Shore Lion » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:22 pm

Not to get ahead of anything because I think this team can definitely make some noise on the national scene this year, but I was just looking at the roster. And wow, there really aren't a whole lot of guys in their final year of eligibility this season. Obviously Trace being gone next year will be a hurdle but there is a ton of returning talent. The future looks pretty bright.

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Blue&White » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:40 pm

We lost a tremendous amount of talent to graduation and the draft. 6 players were drafted and another 8 signed on as free agents. It's unrealistic to think the loss of all that talent and experience won't have a significant impact.

I think we win 9 games and are poised for a great 2019.
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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Shore Lion » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:13 pm

I agree that talent was lost but the "new" PSU model is a little different than what we're used to historically. Recruiting is pretty much at an all time consistent high and more players are ready to play early than ever before. Not saying that 9-3 won't happen but I wouldn't be shocked if it was better than that. My post was about next year though and the tremendous amount of experience that will return. We have lamented for years about how OSU and Alabama and a few others seem to reload instead of rebuild. I think PSU is approaching that level.

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby LioninVa » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:47 pm

I’m inclined to agree, Shore. I recall reading that Coach Franklin was listed as an over-rated coach by his peers. One of his anonymous peers stated that he is more of a CEO type who recruits well and has a solid staff (my paraphrasing rather than a direct quote). I’m thinking this is beyond a good thing. Recruit strong players committed to the Penn State values and ways we all love, hire coaches who can mirror his ideals and move forward. If this is over-rated, I am all in!

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby sameoldlama » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:59 pm

Already predict CFP next year - to go further - expect a run similar to 67-74 with potentially multiple NCs
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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Blue&White » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:02 pm

I think we are going to have a good team. But, we are inexperienced in a lot of positions and I think that costs us some games. I figure 9 or 10 wins this year.
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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Shore Lion » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:18 pm

And Manny Bowen is off the team again. That hurts a bit.