Looking ahead to Happy Valley

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Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by CornCobPipes » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:19 pm

What are your thoughts looking ahead to Penn State game next year?

Will Saquon Barkley leave for draft?

I'm thinking this is gonna be a very tough game for us......more fearsome than heading to UGA this year.


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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by appvette » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:37 pm

Tough game, but obviously UGA was a real contender for the championship and I don't think Penn State will be. Or maybe you meant based on our talent also?



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by T-Dog » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:38 pm

They're going to be really good, but they do lose a lot of key players.

Barkley should go pro. He'll get drafted Top 10, maybe top three if he's great at the combine.

Sometimes PSU starts a season chaotically and that could be to our advantage.

James Franklin is a really good coach. He bleeds PSU blue and made their national title contenders right after the sanctions ended.
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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by Yosefus » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:51 pm

I have been thinking about this since the Toledo beat down. I think the exiting seniors and leaders on our 2017 squad paved the way for next year by providing a here is how you punch someone in the face and beat them to a pulp.
You could tell these guys did thier homework on Toledo and did not let up the entire game. That was a perfect blueprint for here is how you do it from now on. Even with the graduation on a lot of key players they have left a talented but maube green in some spots a blueprint for the future of the program. That is what I am looking ahead to.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by mtnjax » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:57 pm

We should probably wait until the coaching carousel has stopped and see what we're going to be doing first, before looking to far ahead



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by Appstate88 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:01 pm

I’ll be there, expecting us to play well. Nothing like playing on 1 September in another Big Ten stadium. Go Apps, #slayanothergiant.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by CornCobPipes » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:06 pm

appvette wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:37 pm
Tough game, but obviously UGA was a real contender for the championship and I don't think Penn State will be. Or maybe you meant based on our talent also?
Yeah speaking of our team, seems lot more vague looking ahead starting new year. The D coaching situation and new QB. The good thing is we have a lot of great new talent that showed promise....kicking game is fixed.


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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by AppSt94 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:08 pm

Honestly, our cupboard isn’t bare but this is a game that we need to look past the score with an eye towards the rest of the season. The indicators that will be telling for me are 1) how effective are we at running the ball to the right, 2) how are we adjusting to a new defensive philosophy, and 3) the mental toughness of whoever is under center. Those areas will more predicative of our chances of another 10 win season.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by ASU3432Mi » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:14 pm

Nittany Lions have a bunch of studs coming back.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by QueencityApp » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:31 pm

If Penn State isn’t an example of winning cures all then I don’t know what is. Hard to believe it was what (five years ago?) post all the Sandusky drama.

I sure hope Barkley goes to the NFL. Franklin’s done a helluva job getting his team to buy in. We will continue our trend of catching these top 10 teams when they’re hot.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by mountaineerman » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:23 pm

We should beat them easily.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by CoachRob » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:42 pm

AppSt94 wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:08 pm
Honestly, our cupboard isn’t bare but this is a game that we need to look past the score with an eye towards the rest of the season. The indicators that will be telling for me are 1) how effective are we at running the ball to the right, 2) how are we adjusting to a new defensive philosophy, and 3) the mental toughness of whoever is under center. Those areas will more predicative of our chances of another 10 win season.
Yea, I think we need to worry more about winning the next two games against Cusa teams other then if we win this game. Lets compete, learn some things, stay injury free, and get out of there ready to go on a winning streak. Bout as good as we can ask for I think.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by appfanz » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:44 pm

Like to see Mcsorley go pro also but don’t think he will. 13-17 on 3rd down? That’s strong!m



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by AppSt94 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:52 pm

appfanz wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:44 pm
Like to see Mcsorley go pro also but don’t think he will. 13-17 on 3rd down? That’s strong!m
That is impressive. Silver lining is that he will be without his go to TE and probably Barkley. But the kid is a gamer.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by CornCobPipes » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:54 pm

From what I see on TV tonight and then glancing at Penn State OL roster....I think they can block stiff arming with one arm and eat a sandwich with the other.....they are huge.


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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by shortfatoldapp » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:08 pm

I thought Mcsorley was a senior?!?



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by /\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:13 pm

Can't see our new QB who has yet to be named airing it out game one. Probably be heavy run, which won't be enough to beat Penn State. They've got some studs coming back and coming in recruiting. Also their QB will probably have a Baker Mayfield type season next year. I'd feel more comfortable if Lamb were a senior in next year.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by /\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:14 pm

shortfatoldapp wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:08 pm
I thought Mcsorley was a senior?!?
Maybe academically, but on the field he's got one more year. Have not heard of him high on draft boards. I'd expect him to return.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by AppSt94 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:18 pm

McSorley is a RS Junior.



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Re: Looking ahead to Happy Valley

Unread post by AppSt94 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:19 pm

/\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:14 pm
shortfatoldapp wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:08 pm
I thought Mcsorley was a senior?!?
Maybe academically, but on the field he's got one more year. Have not heard of him high on draft boards. I'd expect him to return.
I would expect him back. He doesnt have the measurable of an NFL QB.



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