Penn State: Taming of the Lion

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  1. DigginGraves

    DigginGraves Walk On

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    Penn State: Taming of the Lion

    Penn State: Taming of the Lion

    The 2012 season has been a roller coaster of emotions for players and fans alike of the Penn State Nittany Lions. With an opening week 30-29 victory at host Notre Dame, senior QB Kevin Newsome leading the offense and a defense that had 7 returning starters, the 2012 season was supposed to be a coming out party for the Nittany Lions.

    Newsome was on fire, sophmore HB Anthony Galloway burst on to the scene in his first year as the starting back and the defense looked strong to start the season. Thats where this Cinderella story took an abrupt turn. Playing host to SEC rival Clemson in week 3, the Lions looked unprepared, undiciplined and weak. Clemson put 56 points on the board as the once stellar PSU defense fell apart on home soil.

    PSU went on to win 4 consecutive games, but with consecutive losses against #5 VT and an embarassing defeat to Lousiville, it may be time for some underclassmen to get some needed experience.

    Week 11 will see PSU host its longtime rival, Pittsburgh. "We will win this game, thats all.... no more comments." QB Newsome was quoted earlier in the week before storming off in a media conference. "We haven't been strong all year... we play in spurts. I came in to the season thinking we could be a national title contender but our lack of discipline has killed us." Newsome has shown some maturity this season but continues to battle the turnover bug. Frequently compared to the Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo, Newsome has a flair for the spectacular. He broke the school's career record this year for both touchowns and yards passing; currently with 99 td and 10,155 yds. A villain in the eyes of many PSU loyalists, Newsome has also managed to throw 66 interceptions in his NCAA career.

    Can Newsome and the Nittany Lions rally and win out? Coach Graves sure thinks so, "This team has played pretty average all year, I've challenged our seniors to finish strong or they simply won't play. We have plenty of talent sitting on the bench each week and some of these guys are itching and ready to play." It may be time already for that young sophmore RB to take over as leader of this team, Galloway already has 1200 yards on the season and 9 touchdowns. He's shown signs of brilliance and continues to run over opposing defenders on his way to the endzone.

    Once again, the future looks bright for PSU after two seasons of top ten recruiting classes and another one forming for this season. The Nittany Lions have replaced Newsome with the #1 QB in this year's class and have recieved commits from several other exceptional high school players.

    Commits
    Name POS Potential
    Jason Hines WR #1 :5stars:
    Marcus Edmonds QB #1 :5stars:
    D.J. Ball FS#2 :5stars:
    Craig Williams MLB #2 :4stars:
     
  2. JrRawlins

    JrRawlins People hate me cause they aint me...

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    good read man...
     

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