There are plenty of questions surrounding the Penn State football program, most of them on the offensive side of the ball. Is Drew Allar going to take the next step? What will Andy Kotelnicki’s offense look like? Do the Nittany Lions have enough receivers? Is Luke Reynolds the next Mike Gesicki?
Ultimately, those questions won’t be answered until the regular season kicks off in Morgantown West Virginia on August 31, but we can start to get glimpses of where James Franklin’s football program is at in the Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET
That will be the first time that Nittany Lions fans will get to see their favorite players in action since the 38-25 disappointment against Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl back on December 30.
This time last year, the coaching staff was staging a quarterback competition between Beau Pribula and Drew Allar as Sean Clifford’s replacement. This year, even with some of Allar’s struggles and Pribula’s electric plays, Allar is cemented as the starting quarterback, but that doesn’t mean this game comes without intrigue.
New offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki loves to get his quarterback on the run and have them throw deep downfield. In his first year as the starter, Allar did not display a propensity for either of Kotelnicki’s favorite traits in a quarterback.
Kotelnicki could get the best out of his quarterback, or he could spend the season smashing a square peg into a round hole. If it's the latter, there will be signs on April 13.
The other big question is who Allar will be throwing to. Ohio State transfer Julian Fleming is the presumed No. 1 target, and we could get the first taste of the PA native in blue and white as well.