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Podcast Episode 11: A look Ahead!

August 7th, 2007

by Steve

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Podcast Episode 11: A look Ahead!

In this episode:

  • Matt’s First Look Breakdown of the First Six PSU Games
  • Ravens Training Camp thoughts
  • Barry Bonds 755
  • New GoPSUSports.com layout
  • New Natatorium for Penn State?

 

 

Penn State Game by Game Breakdown:

Game 1-FIU- This should be an easy fight, I mean game, for Penn State. Penn State’s talent alone should win this game… don’t over look this game, but don’t expect a loss. You can never overlook a game. Never the less, the 2nd team should be in by half time, or at the very least the 3rd quarter.

Game 2-Notre Dame- Just run the ball. Notre Dame’s #2 defensive tackle is out for eating Charlie’s donuts, so Notre Dame’s defensive line is one of the worst in the nation. This will give the Oline and Austin Scott some confidence heading into the Michigan game. This game should be over by half time, with 2nd string in by the 3rd quarter. Lets NOT run up the score, just to show Notre Dame what class is (like Charlie Weis going for it on 4th down late in the game)

Game 3-Buffalo- Other than Notre Dame, Penn State’s playing the worst OOC schedule ever. Buffalo, FIU and Temple are some of the worst teams in the D-1A football. Not much to say about this game. Keep doing what you’ve been doing.

Game 4-Michigan- This is when strategy becomes key. The winner of this game will become the winner of the Big 10 conference and be a National Title contender. First off, Penn State needs to either get the 8 game loss streak to Michigan out of their head, or use it as motivation. Secondly, the defensive line, that is young (but VERY talented), needs to step up. They might be made of mostly sophomores, but they are the difference makers. With Larry Johnson as the position coach for them, they should be prepared. Never the less, the key is to stop Mike Hart. All we really need is for them to eat up space and allow the linebackers to do the rest. Also, the secondary needs to watch for Mario Manningham on the play-action. The Michigan defense is weak and with Morelli having confidence and the most talented WR Corp in the nation, we need to keep this team guessing on what we’re going to do. This is the year for the playbook to really open up. This is the game for Morelli to come out and show the NFL Scouts and the Nation what he really can do.

Game 5-Illinois- Don’t sleep on Illinois this year. They’ll have more wins than last year by this point in the season (Illinois was 2-10 last year). This is at Illinois and Juice Williams is dangerous playmaker along with (Arrelious) Benn at WR. Ron Zook is bringing in the talent, but they are not there YET. In fact, they may never been there, as Ron Zook is one of the worst, if not THE WORST game day coaches out there. Never the less, he is bringing in the talent to bring Illinois to the top of the Big Ten. Keep a weary eye on them, but don’t expect an upset just yet.

Game 6-Iowa- Kirk Ferentz is a great coach and Iowa is a good team. With that being said, Drew Tate is gone meaning a new starting quarterback. The game being at Beaver Stadium and the only thing worse that could happen is for it to be a night game with a white-out (but it’s not a night game). This is going to be a good game, but the you can’t bring a new Quarterback into Beaver Stadium and expect to win against Penn State when they are out of their slump.

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