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Penn State Football: How Drew Allar Fits Andy Kotelnicki’s Offense

Penn State Football, Drew Allar

Andy Kolelnicki is the new Penn State Football offensive coordinator, arriving over from Kansas in December. Kotelnicki ran the Jayhawks’ offense since 2021, and now arrives in Happy Valley needing to turn around one of the nation’s most disappointing offenses during the 2023 season. In his debut season at Kansas, Kotelnicki took the offense from … Read more

Penn State Football: 4 Things Nittany Lions Must do To Secure Top-10 Recruiting Class

Penn State Football

Penn State Football is off to an excellent start in the 2025 recruiting cycle, but can the Nittany Lions sustain the success? Penn State currently has the No. 6 recruiting class in the nation with 11 commits already in the class. Under James Franklin, the Nittany Lions have notoriously gotten off to hot starts in … Read more

Watch New Penn State Football QB3 in Action during Spring Practice (VIDEO)

Penn State Football, Drew Allar

Although new Penn State Football quarterback Ethan Grunkemeyer would have still been in high school classes right now if he didn’t enroll early at Penn State in January, the former four-star quarterback from Ohio has been thrust into the QB3 role with the Nittany Lions after a long-term injury to redshirt freshman Jaxon Smolik that … Read more

Penn State Football Adds Underwhelming 2025 Non-Conference Opponent

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Penn State Football filled out its 2025 schedule, adding Florida International University to the Nittany Lions non-conference schedule next season. Penn State adds home game vs. FIU on Sept. 6, 2025, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ — Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) March 25, 2024   FIU will join Nevada and Villanova for a very underwhelming non-conference slate in … Read more

Penn State Football: Most Vital Recruit of James Franklin Era Finalizing Decision

Penn State Football, James Franklin, Penn State Football Recruiting

Penn State Football has had some very large recruiting wins in Pennsylvania during head coach James Franklin’s tenure in Happy Valley. Micah Parsons, Nick Singleton, Cooper Cousins, Jven Williams, Miles Sanders, Saquon Barkley, and Lamont Wade were all fantastic recruiting wins for the Nittany Lions in the commonwealth over the last decade for different reasons. … Read more

NFL ‘Legal Tampering’ … An Oxymoron or Just Moronic? | STASZAK

Penn State Football

Philadelphia Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman made a splash this past week by luring and signing former Penn State phenom Saquon Barkey to a three year megabucks deal. Of course what would be an Eagles’ off-season without a snafu or two? Barkey’s former coach and mentor James Franklin unintentionally may have cost Barkley’s new team … Read more

Saquon Barkley Defends James Franklin Amid Tampering Allegations

Saquon Barkley

Penn State Football head coach James Franklin caught some flak this week for possibly letting it slip that the Philadelphia Eagles tampered with former Penn State and free agent running back Saquon Barkley. During his introductory press conference with the Eagles on Thursday, Barkley defended his former coach and gave the situation some clarity. “Coach … Read more

James Franklin May Have Revealed Eagles Tampered with Saquon Barkley (VIDEO)

Penn State Football, James Franklin, Penn State Football Recruiting

Penn State head football coach James Franklin may need to extend an apology to the Philadelphia Eagles in the coming days. On Thursday, the NFL announced that it was opening an investigation into whether the Eagles tampered with running back, and former Penn State star, Saquon Barkley. News broke on Monday that Barkley agreed to … Read more

Penn State Football: New ‘Lion’ position? Did James Franklin Reveal Major Detail About 2024 Scheme?

James Franklin, Penn State Football, Penn State Football Recruiting

Penn State Football head coach James Franklin met with the media during a pre-spring practice press conference Tuesday at Beaver Stadium. During the press conference, Franklin answered questions regarding player availability, position changes, player development, and Penn State’s three new coordinators, among other topics. However, one answer in particular may have revealed a key detail … Read more

James Franklin Named One of Top-Ranked Coaches in College Football

James Franklin, Penn State Football

Despite not appearing in the College Football Playoff, Penn State‘s James Franklin stills finds himself in elite company among college head football coaches. Ahead of the 2024 season, Franklin was ranked as the No. 7 head coach in the country in a recent article by Bruce Feldman of TheAthletic. “Franklin and Kelly’s cases are more … Read more

James Franklin Unleashes Truth: College Football’s Revolution and the Road Ahead | STASZAK

James Franklin, Penn State Football

To say that the landscape of college athletics, namely football and men’s basketball has changed in the last three years would be like saying Patrick Mahomes looks like he’ll be a serviceable starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs going forward. Penn State head coach James Franklin is the latest coach sounding alarms. When my … 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