Oct 12, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) attempts to hand the ball off to running back Zach Zwinak (28) during the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Michigan 43-40 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren- USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Football Morning Briefing: Recruiting Update, John Donovan Profiled and Other News

Today’s news on Penn State focuses on everything from recruiting to predictions for the upcoming season. New VBR staff writer Ryan Lance gives a good update on Penn State recruiting targets for both the 2015 and 2016 classes. Meanwhile, VBR continues its series of coach profiles by looking at offensive coordinator John Donovan. In other news, one source predicts that the Nittany Lions will finish 7-5 in their first season under James Franklin and the coach addressed the allegations from the Vanderbilt rape case with his team on Wednesday. Black Shoe Diaries takes a fun look at the best players in Penn State history.

Morning Links:

Penn State Football: Recruiting Update ( Lance- Victory Bell Rings)

Penn State’s James Franklin: Vanderbilt rape case a topic of discussion during Wednesday team meeting (Flounders- PennLive)

Penn State will finish with a 7-5 record in James Franklin’s first season, Football Outsiders predicts (Hockensmith- PennLive)

The Official Black Shoe Diaries All-Time Penn State Football Draft (Polak- Black Shoe Diaries)

Penn State Football Coach Profile: John Donovan (Leonard- Victory Bell Rings)

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