Power football to return Penn State Football: Takeaways from Mike Yurcich

Penn State Nittany Lions running back Keyvone Lee (Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)
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Could we actually see some “power football”? 

It would not be a Penn State Football press conference unless someone asked about a fullback, and potentially the use of a fullback in the offense.

Yurcich though however, did not rule it out, or at least, rule out some ‘power football’ from the Nittany Lions next season.

"“I love power football,” Yurcich said. “Its how I was raised.”"

He went on to talk about the quarterback playing from under center and how that sets up the play action passing game much better then out of the shot gun because it gives the quarterback the chance to turn his back to the defense.

Don’t hold your breathe on seeing a fullback, but it seems that Yurcich will make great use of the very young, but very talented tight ends Penn State Football has, whether it is with them in the backfield or flexing them out to be a wide receiver.

he said you can use multiple tight end sets and accomplish a lot of what you can with a fullback, but a tight end gives you the flexibility and versatility to flex them outside where they can be a playmaker.

Theo Johnson and Brentan Strange are both well over 200 pounds and great blockers who can run all the routes you could want. It will be fun to see what Yurcich draws up for them, but either way, it seems like we can expect to see a lot of both of those guys.

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