WHO ARE THE LEADERS?
This might be a bigger question than who takes that first offensive snap in MetLife Stadium. Throughout everything that transpired from November 2011 through the start of the 2012 season, it was last year’s senior class that took ownership of the program. Guys like Michael Mauti, Michael Zordich, Matt McGloin, and Jordan Hill rallied their teammates first to stick with PSU, then to not get too down after an 0-2 start. Those guys are now gone, leaving a sizeable void that needs to be filled. I always look towards the senior class, and the program appears to be in good hands there with guys like Gary Gilliam (who actually has 2 years left, but will be in his 5th year), John Urschel, and Eric Shrive. Going back to the junior class, you have an exceptionally close group, “The Supa Six”, nearly all of whom will continue to have significant roles on the 2013 team.