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Sunday, February 17, 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:
squared off against Brandon Bell sounded off
on the Penn State commit and appeared most impressed by his speed and range.
Andrew Nelson wrote a column
for NittanyNation on why he chose Penn State. He listed academics, coaching staff and relationships as his three main reasons.
Penn State hired former Georgia State defensive coordinator
Anthony Midget as the safeties coach
Video: NCAA president
Mark Emmert discussed the penalties
imposed against Penn State on "Outside the Lines."
Tight end-turned-offensive tackle
Garry Gilliam received an extra year of eligibility
Parker Cothren's coach talked about his player and said
Cothren stood his ground against ESPN's top-rated OT
-- despite weighing in more than 40 pounds lighter than him.
Jay Paterno joined "Mike and Mike"
to discuss the family's report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
We took an overview at all the
run-ons on defense/special teams
along with the
run-ons on offense
Penn State's first commit of the 2014 class,
Mark Allen, said he felt called to be a leader
and wants to help the staff reel in other commits in the class.
We started up our "Meet the run-on" series by offering a glance at the following walk-ons:
Juwann Bushell-Beatty will visit PSU
Anthony Davis will also likely
make another visit. The staff has also been in the
ear of athlete Patrick Amara
Mailbag: From breakout players to quarterbacks,
NittanyNation answered several questions
in-depth as part of the bi-weekly mailbag.
five Penn State commits who are rated three-stars
that fans should keep an eye on.
Carter Henderson talked in a Q&A
about why he turned down offers from several FCS and Div. II schools to walk-on at PSU.
ESPN Watch List prospect
D'Andre Payne named his top schools
... and Penn State has some catching up to do.
Video: Brian Bennett talks about the B1G's decision to
stop scheduling games against FCS opponents
Harrisburg (Pa.) RB
Rob Martin received his first few offers
earlier in the week and said he plans to attend Penn State's junior day.