Although it’s the weekend the Penn State news doesn’t stop. Today is a special day, as it marks exactly two weeks until the Nittany Lions take the field in the Croke Park Classic against UCF. Much of today’s news continues to focus on season previews, with a sprinkle of recruiting news added in.
VBR debated which newest member of the Penn State offensive line will have the biggest impact, while the odds makers list quarterback Christian Hackenberg a longshot to win the Heisman Trophy this season. Speaking of the talented quarterback, it’s expected that he could do a bit more running this year. Elsewhere, quarterback Michael O’Connor and running back Bill Belton are both profiled and Bleacher Report looks at how James Franklin is leading Penn State back to glory. Finally, a 2016 4-star quarterback recruit enjoys his recent time spent in Happy Valley.
Victory Bell Roundtable: Which New Offensive Lineman Will Have the Biggest Impact in 2014? (Staff- Victory Bell Rings)
Hackenberg for Heisman? It’s a looong shot on the Bovada odds board (Flounders- PennLive)
Hackenberg likely to run more this fall for Penn State (Dent- Pittsburgh Post- Gazette
Penn State kicking specialists making progress during the early weeks of camp (Flounders- PennLive)
Only Michael O’Connor Until Penn State Football (Aydin- Black Shoe Diaries)
Penn State’s Bill Belton brings seriousness, intensity to Nittany Lions (Snyder- PennLive)
Rebuilding a Powerhouse: How James Franklin Is Leading Penn State Back to Glory (Kramer- Bleacher Report)
Four-star quarterback recaps visit to Penn State (Snyder- PennLive)
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