Nov 17, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions helmet sits on the field prior to the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Football Morning Briefing: Tarow Barney Profiled, Mike Hull on List for Butkus Award, and Other News

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In Tuesday’s Penn State news, linebacker Mike Hull has been honored by being named to the preseason watch list for the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s top linebacker. Also, new defensive tackle and junior college transfer Tarow Barney is previewed.

Elsewhere, PennLive outlines five ways that the Nittany Lions can win against Ohio State despite having a nine percent chance to beat the Buckeyes. Former Penn State quarterback and top recruit Rob Bolden is transferring for the second time, leaving LSU. Finally, Black Shoe Diaries has bad news for Michigan State and a possible major uproar has been avoided as James Franklin says the picture of a helmet with numbers on it is simply for decoration and that he is not making a major uniform change.

Morning Links:

Penn State Football Player Preview: Defensive Tackle Tarow Barney (Leonard- Victory Bell Rings)

Former Penn State QB Rob Bolden reportedly plans to transfer from LSU (Hockensmith- PennLive)

Penn State Football: Mike Hull on Butkus Award Preseason Watch List (Leonard- Victory Bell Rings)

Penn State, Ohio State and the 9 percent: Five ways the Nittany Lions can defy the odds (Hockensmith- PennLive)

James Franklin says Penn State numbered helmet is just a decoration (Tuscano- PennLive)

I’M AFRAID I’VE GOT SOME BAD NEWS: Michigan State Edition (Vecellio- Black Shoe Diaries)

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