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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Week in review: NittanyNation
By Josh Moyer
NittanyNation takes a look at this week’s Penn State football news and what you might have missed:
resigned from his defensive coordinator position
at Penn State to coach at his alma mater. That move
shocked PSU's defensive commits
and "put some thoughts" in the head of Jonathan Walton.
Roof's departure will be
felt most with recruits in the South
, especially Alabama and Georgia. His replacement, John Butler, emphasized recruiting and
talked about his promotion and defensive philosophy
in a conference call.
Former Penn State OL Tim Freeman talked at length about the
NCAA's lawsuit against Penn State and about the sanctions
overall. He stood behind Gov. Tom Corbett during last week's news conference.
NittanyNation gave the outlook of several PSU positions, including
Five Penn State recruits enrolled early
Monday, and we gave a synopsis and predicted role for each player.
college athletes be paid
? ESPN asked several of the nation's top seniors, including Christian Hackenberg, that very question.
College coaches are
wary of the NCAA's potential rule changes
, which would make recruiting rules looser than they already are.
Bill O'Brien told the media his
decision to return to Penn State was not financial
, and he acknowledged some structural changes -- such as additional help on the recruiting end -- would take place.
Curtis Dukes left the team
, and he's still considering declaring early for the NFL draft or playing for another school.
Reserve linebacker Brennan Franklin also left
the school for a community college in his home state of Arizona.
Adam Rittenberg offered his final Big Ten power rankings for 2012, and
Penn State dropped one spot
The postgraduate coach of
PSU walk-on Austin Whipple
talked about what made him a special quarterback and when he really impressed in 2012.
Penn State commit Curtis Cothran said he found PSU games much more enjoyable than NFL games in
an extensive Q&A
Just one week after saying he was still thinking about an official visit, four-star LB
Garret Dooley said he was no longer interested
in Penn State. In other recruiting news, 2014 OL
Sam Mustipher planned to take his first visit
and 2014 ATH
Omar Truitt still likes PSU
and he's starting to hear from the likes of Stanford and Oregon.
2014 WR Thaddeus Snodgrass explained why he hasn't chosen a school yet and said
PSU is still in the mix
High school freshman Rahshaun Smith is just 15 years old, but he
added a PSU scholarship offer
on Friday. He talked with NittanyNation about the honor.
Parker Cothren is starting to see more attention
thrown his way, especially from SEC schools.
Ditto for Walton
transcript from our Friday chat
, which addressed who might be the starting QB, Cothren/Walton and everything in between.