August 10, 2010

Linkbacker U is assessing the current state of Linebacker U

Linebacker-U Lives Here

Penn State football is projected by many to certainly have its share of problems, but linebacker won't be one of them, at least according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror. Losing all three starters from yesteryear will be tough, but Giger thinks that PSU will have the talent to replace them. He projects Bani Gbadyu, Nate Stupar, and Chris Colosanti to start, but points out that the best one of the group could be starting the season on the sidelines.

Mauti matters: The best LB on the team is probably Mauti, who missed 2009 with a knee injury. "It's the hardest part of the game," he said of coping with injuries. "It's all about just coming back and bouncing back the best I can." Mauti is said to be back to 100 percent, so he will play a lot even if he doesn't start right away. "I got to sit back and look at things from a different perspective, as far as the way things work, and slow it down a little bit and more of the mental aspect," he said of his year on the sideline.

I couldn't agree more. For those of you trying to put your fantasy Penn State football team together, definitely keep Mauti in mind. Can't say I'm as optimistic about the linebacking core as a whole, however.

PennLive Interview with Odrick

I've quickly learned to pay much attention to PennLive, but one they did conduct an interview ( a poor one at that) with former Lion Jared Odrick. He talked about his training, role on the defense, relationship with Bill Parcells, and rookie hazing.

Breaking News from Collegian: PSU has tough schedule

I came across this article in the Collegian and it literally blew my mind.
"Lions to face several top-ranked foes." Really? That's like telling us that Darrelle Revis is unhappy with his contract. Come on Collegian, I for some reason expect more out of you. Everyone and their grandmother knows about Penn State's schedule this season, how about you shed a little insight on something we don't know. And while you're at it, try spelling your reporter's name right? I believe her name is Audrey, not Audre.

Joe Pa Bigger Than Football?

He's one several Coach of the Year awards, but now Joe is up for a much bigger honor. Representative Glenn Thompson nominated Paterno for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor this country has to offer.

The award recognizes individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."

"The Medal of Freedom has always stood for those who make a contribution to making our nation a better place to live," said Thompson, in a news release. "I believe Joe Paterno represents an ideal of what student and college athletics should be."

The impact he has had on this football program is obvious, but it's what he has done in the community that makes Paterno deserving of this award. Finally some good publicity for Joe that focuses on something other than his age.

From the World Wide Leader

Evan Royster joins four other Big Ten players on the Walter Camp preseason watch list, and ESPN is adding more live editions of SportsCenter, shifting seven hours of SportsCenter programming to ESPN News.


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