PSU defense focused on forcing turnovers 

September, 18, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Michael Mauti doesn't have to pull shoulder-pads over his head or sprint sideline-to-sideline to think about forcing turnovers. He's reminded everywhere.

On his way to and from meetings, where he watches film or takes mental notes, he swipes at a football connected to a spring on a wall. His coaches installed the project so the defense would remember, every day, every time they walk past it, to focus on the pigskin.

"It's on a spring, so we punch at it or rip it out," Mauti said Tuesday. "That's just kind of subconscious. Anytime you see a ball, you're ripping at it."

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