Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hull answers critics

Fairly or unfairly (it says here, fairly), middle linebacker Josh Hull has been the target of recent criticism over his play thus far this season. But the redshirt junior had the best game of his career in Saturday's win over Purdue. Hull recorded 11 tackles, all solo, and helped shut down Boilermakers quarterback Curtis Painter and the Purdue spread offense. He still has a way to go to silence the doubters, but Saturday was a good first step. He'll more than earn his keep this Saturday at Wisconsin. The meat and potatoes Badgers offense is sure to run its mammoth linemen and bulking tailbacks right at Hull.

Hull answers critics

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Fairly or unfairly (it says here, fairly), middle linebacker Josh Hull has been the target of recent criticism over his play thus far this season. But the redshirt junior had the best game of his career in Saturday's win over Purdue. Hull recorded 11 tackles, all solo, and helped shut down Boilermakers quarterback Curtis Painter and the Purdue spread offense. He still has a way to go to silence the doubters, but Saturday was a good first step. He'll more than earn his keep this Saturday at Wisconsin. The meat and potatoes Badgers offense is sure to run its mammoth linemen and bulking tailbacks right at Hull.

It was also announced that Saturday's 8 p.m. (ET) start will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

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About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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