NittanyNation: Week in review
March, 24, 2013
By Josh Moyer | ESPN.com
NittanyNation takes a look at this week's Penn State football news and what you might have missed:
- Christian Hackenberg said he's doing all he can to make sure he competes for the starting quarterback job once he gets on campus in June. Bill O'Brien said on the first day of spring practice that he's definitely "in the mix."
- This in-depth feature on safety Marcus Allen , who holds nearly 20 scholarship offers, takes a closer look at just how Allen found success. Toward the end of his freshman year, playing JV linebacker another year was on his mind -- not scholarship offers.
- The coach of 2014 commit Nick Scott talked about the type of player PSU is getting and tossed around names like Gayle Sayers and Eric Dickerson.
- Bill O'Brien spoke with Adam Rittenberg for a Q&A about spring ball and what's new with the Nittany Lions.
- Safety Marcus Allen and cornerback Joe Shelton said their trip to Penn State exceeded their expectations . But they still didn't seem to enjoy it as much as DT Jeremiah Clarke, who called his trip "perfect."
- 2013 signee Kasey Gaines talked about his expectations and adjustments in this in-depth Q&A.
- The offense battled the defense in a best 3-out-of-5 competition, and there were also plenty of other news and notes on the first day of spring practice.
- ESPN Watch List prospect Dravon Henry recently named his top four , and Penn State made the short list.
- Mitch Sherman writes about the NCAA's plans for deregulation being paused -- at least for now.
- As part of a series, we're taking an overall look at rising seniors with Penn State offers. Up this past week were wideout Troy Apke and offensive tackle Noah Beh .
- NBC will air excerpts of a filmmaker's jailhouse interviews with Jerry Sandusky on Monday's "Today" show.
- Josh Moyer talked Penn State football and recruiting in this week's chat.
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