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Penn State Football not shying away from 0-5

A few weeks ago, redshirt freshman tight end Brenton Strange mentioned in a zoom meeting with the media that there is a sign in the weight room that simply says 0-5.

The Nittany Lions could take on last seasons struggles in one of two ways, shy away from it and chalk it up to all the misfortunes they endured in an already all but normal season, or take it head on, learn from it and use it as motivation to make sure it never happens again.

Well, from those comments made by Strange, it seems they have chosen the ladder and are using it as motivation. Every day when they lift, through winter workouts and spring practice, they are reminding themselves of what they are working towards.

That mentality, backed by the sense of urgency coach James Franklin has shown making bold coaching changes and bringing in a plethora of talent through the transfer portal, bodes well for Penn State Football’s chances of bouncing back in 2021.

Of course, it will be up to them to go out and execute on this motivation and win football games, starting with a week 1 trip to Madison. However, this offseason we are hearing and seeing all the right things out of Happy Valley.

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