It was a rather eventful week, at least for the first week in April. Should we really be surprised though? Any week that starts with April Fools’ Day is bound to be somewhat interesting. Here’s a recap of what you have have missed around Penn State athletics
- Sunday night, around 10:30, several members of “The Supa Six” began a series of cryptic tweets hinting that something may be up. Twitter began to shake nervously (yes, that can happen), and then the bombs were dropped. As you see, the punchline was delivered shortly after, but I have to admit, it seemed pretty obvious it was a somewhat clever April Fools joke by a few guys that seem to be among the most relaxed and fun loving guys on the squad.
- On the field, it was a relatively quiet week. As spring practice reached the (sort of) halfway point, we took a look at where things appear to stand with the team. The short version? No one is leading the QB battle, Deion Barnes is better, and that’s scary for everyone, the young DTs look good, and we may want to worry about LB depth.
- New safeties coach Anthony Midget met with the media for the first time since being hired in February. He shared some thoughts on Malik Golden moving to defense, working with some experienced safeties, the versatility of Adrian Amos, and the passion of Bill O’Brien.
- Back off the field, Zayd Issah, who was charged with passing counterfeit money last week, had his scholarship pulled. O’Brien, who made the trip to Harrisburg to meet with Issah and his parents last weekend told him that he can earn that scholarship back, but will need to do so at a prep school.
- On the basketball side of things, CBS reported the transfers of Pat Ackerman, and Akosa Maduegbanum out of the program. Patrick Chambers needed to find one scholly with the transfer of John Johnosn and Tim Frazier’s medical redshirt, but the departure of 2 players gives him the option of possibly finding a player for next season, or pocketing the ‘ship for next year’s recruiting class.
- Finally, a number of bloggers from around your favorite Penn State sites are working to put together a unique, Penn State focused preview magazine “We Are! 2013″. Our own Tim Tolley will be providing recruiting content, and we need your help to get it off the ground.
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