Nittany Lions enter the Shoe in fragile state
From Penn State's tough task to Oklahoma's tough break to TCU and Boise State's tough BCS battle, Chris Fowler tackles all the big news.
Updated: September 21, 2006, 4:39 PM ETBy Chris Fowler | Special to ESPN.com
Penn State's tweaked defense is taking some getting used to, even for vets like Paul Posluszny. The Nittany Lions are using a lot of 3-4 this season, with a standup defensive end and shifted responsibilities for the linebackers. Posluszny, trying to show he's fully recovered from a partial ACL tear, has been asked to play on the strong side. He has been asked to cover the tight end often, and that changes his assignment from playing in more space and flying from sideline to sideline in pursuit of ball carriers.
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