Thursday’s Penn State news has a lot of different preview pieces about the upcoming season.
Perhaps the strangest piece of news is the fact that the Nittany Lions’ game gainst UCF in Ireland could end up being canceled due to a volcano. Yep, you read that right. There’s a chance that an erupting volcano in Iceland could affect travel to Ireland. If the game does take place as planned, PennLive takes a look at the details of Penn State’s road trip across the pond, considering it happens. In more normal football news, head coach James Franklin dishes on his offensive line and on the freshmen he’s impressed with. Elsewhere, cornerback Trevor Willimas is profiled, the battle for the other cornerback spot is detailed, and there’s a preview of the Indiana Hoosiers.
Know Your Penn State Football Enemy: Indiana Hoosiers (Leonard- Victory Bell Rings)
On Dublin time: A look at Penn State’s extended road trip to play UCF (Flounders- PennLive)
Penn State vs. UCF Season Opener Threatened by Potential Volcanic Eruption (Conway- Bleacher Report)
Only Trevor Williams Until Penn State Football (Collyer- Black Shoe Diaries)
Who has a leg up on Penn State’s starting CB spot opposite Jordan Lucas? (Snyder- PennLive)
James Franklin’s take on PSU freshmen who have impressed; his redshirting process (Flounders- PennLive)
Penn State on Twitter:
— Nittany Lions Den (@TheNLD) August 20, 2014
This year will mark 1st time #PennState has played back-to-back openers away from home since 1991 (vs. GT at Meadowlands) & 1992 (at Cincy)
— Jeff Rice (@JeffRice247) August 20, 2014