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Archive: August, 2013

O'Brien won't publicly name a starting QB before Syracuse kickoff

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 3:40 PM
It’s official. Penn State coach Bill O’Brien will not divulge publicly the identity of the Nittany Lions’ starting quarterback for Saturday’s season-opening game against Syracuse prior to the opening kickoff. O’Brien had been hinting for almost a week that he would keep... Read more

Penn State releases first depth chart with no designated starting QB

Monday, August 26, 2013, 4:00 PM
The first depth chart for the season released Monday by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien gave no clues as to the identity of the starting quarterback for the Nittany Lions’ season opener against Syracuse on Saturday at the Meadowlands. The depth chart listed sophomore Tyler Ferguson “OR”... Read more

Questions about Penn State's starting QB annoy O'Brien

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 2:40 PM
The days leading up to Penn State’s season opener are dwindling but not the number of questions directed at coach Bill O’Brien regarding the identity of the Nittany Lions’ starting quarterback. And Thursday, on a conference call to hype the Lions' Aug. 31 debut against Syracuse at... Read more

Video: Hot topics in Penn State football's preseason

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:23 AM
The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and CineSport's Chad Cutler discuss Penn State's quarterback battle, the lack of physicality in practice and who could break out this season. Read more

Penn State adds San Diego State to 2015 football schedule

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 5:09 PM
Penn State will play San Diego State in football for the first time ever in 2015, the third non-conference opponent that has been scheduled for that season by the Nittany Lions. The game is set for Sept. 26 at Beaver Stadium. Penn State still has one more non-conference game left to be scheduled for... Read more

St. Augustine Prep grad Austin Johnson primed for playing time on d-line

Saturday, August 10, 2013, 5:24 PM
Austin Johnson has yet to play a snap, but Jordan Hill’s graduation has opened up big spot in the middle of Penn State defensive line. Austin, a graduate of St. Augustine Prep, looks primed to help replace the pass rusher from whom he’s learned — and still learning — so much... Read more

John Butler adjusts smoothly to new job as defensive coordinator

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 2:50 PM
Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler is a down-to-earth guy. If he wasn’t, he admits he probably wouldn’t be the defensive coordinator. “If they just dropped me off from Mars yesterday and said you have to call the defense of Penn State with no experience, I'd be nervous... Read more

Video: QB race heats up at Penn State

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 4:48 PM
The Philadelphia Inquirer's Joe Juliano and CineSport's Brian Clark discuss Penn State's quarterback competition and recap what Jim Delaney had to say at Penn State's media day on Thursday. Read more
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 John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

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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