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Sunday, February 10, 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:
No commit faced more temptations to leave PSU than Parker Cothren. But, in the end,
Cothren couldn't say no to Happy Valley
Penn State filled out its staff
with an assistant coach from Marshall in Anthony Midget.
We asked the commits
why they chose PSU
and listed their answers. We also asked how they think -- or hope -- their
class will be remembered
in four years.
overview of PSU's class
and a look at sleepers, misses and candidates for immediate playing time. Also, we posted an
overview of signing day
and what transpired.
Bill O'Brien talked about his 2013 recruiting class
and how he overcame the sanctions. O'Brien also talked with Adam Rittenberg in a
Q&A about the class
Bill O'Brien had some interesting things to say
about specific commits. He also recalled the
difficult summer and how his team got past it
We finished off our "Lions spotlight" series looking at every Penn State commit. We closed with
. You can see the
rest of the series here
Adam Geiger talked in a Q&A
about taking the opportunity to run-on at Penn State. Fellow run-on
Brian Tomasetti also checked in with NittanyNation
, answering five questions.
Tyler Ferguson's coach talked about what separates his quarterback
from others at his position, when he first knew Ferguson was something special and when he really showcased his ability.
Big Ten blogger Brian Bennett ranked the quarterbacks in the conference, and
PSU made a big leap
from where they were ranked in the preseason.
While most people slept on Friday morning, PSU's football players were e
exercising in 31-degree weather
and lifting weights.
We talked about the future of the team, Adam Breneman, 2014 recruits and
more in the bi-weekly chat
Christian Hackenberg appeared on "College Football Live"
to talk about his commitment to PSU. Josh Moyer and Tom Luginbill also discussed Hackenberg and
PSU's surprising recruiting class on "Outside the Lines."
Larry Johnson Sr. played a
critical role in piecing together
this recruiting class.
With the 2013 class wrapped up, we looked ahead to some
2014 prospects to watch
Nick Chubb received a scholarship
offer from Penn State, although he admitted he didn't know much about the Nittany Lions.
We took 10 of your questions on Twitter and then
posed them to Christian Hackenberg
Penn State's returning starters weren't weren't all elite players back in their high school days. Here's a look at
where the defensive players were ranked
as recruits, and where the
offensive players found themselves