Apr 12, 2014; State College, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin runs on the field prior to the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren- USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Football Morning Briefing: 'Spider' Calls it a Career, Christian Hackenberg on NFL Radar and Other News

Friday’s Penn State news is highlighted by the announcement that longtime equipment manager Brad “Spider” Caldwell is retiring from Penn State after 31 years of service. He plans on moving to Vermont and will be greatly missed by the Penn State community. Elsewhere, there are a number of player profiles to get fans ready for the season. Bill Belton, Antoine White and Geno Lewis are all profiled. Also, quarterback Christian Hackenberg‘s name has already landed on the radars of some NFL teams after his impressive freshman season. PennLive thinks that James Franklin irritating the SEC coaches is a good thing and Bleacher Report thinks that the SEC should fear Franklin’s tactics.

Morning Links:

Penn State Football Player Preview: Running Back Bill Belton (Sion- Victory Bell Rings)

Spider Calling It a Career at Penn State (de Bear- Black Shoe Diaries)

Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg already on NFL radar following impressive freshman year (Flounders- PennLive)

James Franklin’s Recruiting Strategy Has SEC Coaches Scared, and They Should Be (Donohue- Bleacher Report)

For Penn State coach James Franklin, irking the SEC is a step in the right direction (Hockensmith- PennLive)

Penn State Football Player Preview: Wide Receiver Geno Lewis (Leonard- Victory Bell Rings)

Only Antoine White Until Penn State Football (Polak- Black Shoe Diaries)

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