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Penn State Football Defensive End Position Battle About to Heat Up

Penn State Football

It has been a roller coaster of an offseason for Penn State Football defensive line coach Deion Barnes defensive end room, losing both 2023 starters Adisa Isaac and Chop Robinson to the NFL draft but adding first-team All-Big Ten linebacker Abdul Carter to the room. While Carter’s addition may fill the second starting spot opposite … Read more

Penn State Football All-Big Ten Defender Making Surprising Position Change

Penn State Football

After two All-Big Ten seasons at linebacker, Abdul Carter is moving to defensive end for the 2024 season, according to the latest Penn State Football roster update. In 2022, Carter earned freshman All-American status after posting 56 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and four pass deflections. He followed that up in his sophomore season … Read more

3 Key Matchups No. 7 Penn State Football Must Win vs. Illinois

Penn State Football, Kalen King, NFL Draft

Penn State Football will face its first road test of the season as the Nittany Lions head to Champaign, Illinois to face the Fighting Ilini at noon on Saturday. While the Ilini come into the game off of a loss to Kansas, a few matchups could prove difficult for the James Franklin‘s team. To remain … Read more

No. 7 Penn State Football Key Matchups vs. West Virginia

Abdul Carter, Penn State Football

Penn State Football finally kicks off the 2023 season against West Virginia Saturday night under the lights at Beaver Stadium. With arguably the most hype for a Penn State team under James Franklin, Penn State must avoid a disappointing upset in Week 1, in order to accomplish the very lofty goals for the program in … Read more

5 Penn State Football Thoughts for Upcoming 2023 Season

Penn State Football, James Franklin

As the 2023 college football season approaches, Penn State Football has legitimate championship aspirations. Head coach James Franklin finds himself equipped with all the necessary tools to propel his team to success. With a formidable running back duo, a potential Heisman Trophy contender, an emerging defensive star, and the return of a key figure, the … Read more

Beyond Abdul Carter, Who is Next Great Penn State Football Linebacker? | MAILBAG

Penn State Football, Abdul Carter

No. 7 Penn State Football opens the season against West Virginia on Sept. 2 against West Virginia, with a loaded roster capable of making a national championship push this fall. Manny Diaz‘s defense is loaded with talent and more than a worthy complement to a star-studded offense led by quarterback Drew Allar, running backs Nick … Read more

Penn State Football: Ranking Top-5 Playmakers on Loaded Nittany Lions Defense

Penn State Football

Penn State Football is ready to rock and roll in 2023. Despite a complete remake and upheaval of the Big Ten as we know it, this won’t change much for 2023. This could be the last dance of college football as it once traditionally was, before radical, unprecedented changes occur in 2024. Penn State’s defense … Read more

Projecting Penn State Football Defense Starting Lineup, Primed for Dominant Manny Diaz Encore

Abdul Carter, Penn State Football

Penn State Football defensive coordinator Manny Diaz enters his second season in Happy Valley with a load of talent on the defensive side of the football and an interesting predicament, how to get so many playmakers involved and on the field for enough snaps. Penn State returns eight starters from a defense that ranked 10th … Read more

Penn State Football: 5 Keys to Making the College Football Playoff in 2023

Penn State Football

Could this be the year Penn State Football breaks through and makes the College Football Playoff? Only time will tell, but the Nittany Lions have a roster talented enough, with experience and depth at key positions, to have a legitimate chance. Here’s a look at 5 keys to Penn State Football making the College Football … Read more

Drew Allar and the Rise of Penn State Football: A New Era Begins

Penn State Football

It’s a beautiful 75 degrees under the bright lights of Beaver Stadium. The “We Are” chants are roaring, and the fans are waiting for Penn State Football to enter the field for the first time all season. We’re less than 50 days away from the Nittany Lions kicking off the 2023 college football season, and … Read more

Penn State Football: Predicting Top-5 Playmakers on Loaded Nittany Lions’ Defense

Penn State Football, Kalen King, NFL Draft

Penn State Football boasted a defense in 2022 that was among the best in college football, finishing 7th in total team scoring defense and 8th in both sacks and turnovers per game. Over the past three seasons, Penn State ranks 3rd in sacks per game and 7th in turnovers per game. Bringing back a ton … Read more