Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Around the Interwebs: Penn State Football Links for 3/18/2009

Not too much happening this week, though we have been hit with our first "bad" thing this spring.

  • Today is Penn State's Pro Day for any players that have declared for the NFL Draft. Matt Fortuna singles out Derrick Williams in his piece published today.
  • For Williams, Pro Day will be a shot at redemption after disappointing scouts at the NFL combine in Indianapolis a month ago.

    The wide receiver ran just a 4.58 40-yard dash and as recently as Tuesday was listed as ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.'s No. 1 "fallen star."

    At least 18 other former Penn Staters will be participating in the workout today. [The Daily Collegian]

  • Kevin McGuire has some thoughts on the 2009 Penn State schedule. [Nittanydelphia]
  • September 26 - Iowa; Talk about a revenge game. What is it about Iowa that keeps Penn State from achieving greatness? There was this and then there was this. Personally I think Iowa is becoming a good rival for Penn State, but I am not sure what Penn State ever did to Iowa to deserve such punishments. This one will be about revenge.
  • Andrew Smith has a rundown on the offseason thus far and points out some players to look for at the few positional battles. [Bleacher Report]
  • The defensive tackle rotation looks set with last year's starters returning, but the end position should make for some intriguing practices and Blue-White game on April 25th. The one player that has me interested is Jack Crawford, who at 6-5 260 is a physical specimen. The native of England has not been playing football for too long, but one can trust Big Larry to teach the Brit the finer points of being a linemen while letting him use his physical prowess to frighten Big Ten QBs all season long.
  • Contributor Tim King thinks that Penn State's schedule has them set up for another title run. He highlights the five critical games for 2009. [Bleacher Report]
  • I've saved the worst for last. Funny, I usually like the crappy stuff first. Anyway, reports are coming in that one Jared T. Odrick has been cited for disorderly conduct. The PSU DT threw a punch on February 28th outside of The Graduate apartment complex. Apparently five people were involved in the incident and Odrick is the only one cited. Cough. [Centre Daily Times, Black Shoe Diaries, & Zombie Nation]

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