Team preview: Penn State

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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

Summer reruns are bad enough; winter reruns are worse, particularly for Penn State head coach Ed DeChellis.

His second season in Happy Valley was anything but. For the third time in four years, the Nittany Lions won only seven games. They came perilously close to being whitewashed in the Big 10, nipping Northwestern by three at home to avoid becoming, well, the next Northwestern (the Wildcats lost 32 straight conference games from 1998-2000).