Analysis: Looking forward 

September, 9, 2012
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Penn State tried some new things this week -- more runs, more fourth-down gambles, more shots at the QB -- but still wound up with the same result.

The defense needs to find a solution against the pass, and the offense must find a tailback who can consistently gain 4 yards a carry. Both will be tall orders on this patchwork team.

NittanyNation takes a closer look at what to expect this season:
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Heather Dinich explains that replacing a coach midseason can work, but only under unique circumstances.
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