The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and CineSport's Brian Clark discussed the key plays in Penn State's marathon win over Michigan and what the victory means for Bill O'Brien's legacy.
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Wide receiver Allen Robinson revealed on a conference call Wednesday that he’s on pace to graduate early this summer, which has led to some speculation that he’ll bolt early for the NFL draft.
Asked flat out whether he would declare early, Robinson answered that’s “something I’m not even thinking about right now.”
It’s hard to believe that any college football player, let alone Robinson, doesn’t often think about an NFL future, not matter how likely or unlikely. And for Penn State’s No. 1 receiver right now, a job right out of college seems pretty secure.
If you attended the weekly press conference of Penn State coach Bill O’Brien looking for some answers following the Nittany Lions’ loss last weekend to Indiana, you were in the wrong place.
O’Brien made it clear from the outset that Indiana was past, and the attention of coaches and players now was solely on 18th-ranked Michigan, Saturday night’s homecoming opponent at Beaver Stadium.
“We’ve moved on from Indiana,” he said. “We’re focused on Michigan. Our guys are very, very excited about the opportunity they have against a great Michigan team, 5-0 coming in here, 108,000 fans. Our guys are very focused on Michigan, learning the game plan, studying Michigan. Our guys are going to show up and play hard on Saturday night.”
The various aspects of the life of former Penn State defensive tackle and long-time NFL linebacker Matt Millen are examined Tuesday night when the NFL Network presents “Matt Millen: A Football Life” at 10 p.m.
Millen reviews his turbulent 1979 pre-season as a senior at Penn State when coach Joe Paterno threw him off the team after he protested about participating in a half-mile conditioning run.
The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and CineSport's Justin Shackil break down Penn State's first ever loss to Indiana and what went wrong offensively and defensively for the Nittany Lions.
Christian Hackenberg’s first true away game
Syracuse doesn’t count, at a neutral site with mostly Penn State fans. Today, Hackenberg will enter a hostile environment for the first time, and he can’t let that sway him. He needs to facilitate a lot of points in what could pan out to be an offensive shootout. However, playing in Bloomington for your first away game is probably preferable to playing in most other Big Ten cities. Who knows? Hackenberg’s played well, but maybe after five weeks, a change of scenery will do him some good. Sometimes it helps to step away from the fans who expect so much of you, just for one game. And he can't mind that Indiana's defense in among the worst in the conference.