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- The sanction stuff ended last year. Why would that still take up their time?
PSU has no role in this as far as I can tell.
Timmy played 19 minutes last night. Numbers were 9/3/3 with two TOs. ...went 3/4 from 3 point land.
Update of scoring by class:
To date, we have scored 122 points. This is by eligibility class, not academic standing.
Freshmen have scored 86 points or 70.6% (Julius 38, Barkley 24, Polk 6, Thompkins 6, Scott 6, Allen 6)
Sophomores have scored 18 points or 14.7% (Godwin 6, Hamilton 6, Gesicki 6)
Juniors have scored 18 points or 14.7% (Lynch 12, Johnson 6)
Seniors have not scored.
I think 5 games in, we are starting to see a meaningful trend. Even if we take away kicking, 11 of 13 offensive TD's have been scored by freshmen and sophomores, 8 by freshmen (over 60%). We are very young at the skill positions.
I'm not trying to make excuses with this. I'm trying to show that when you step back and look at the big picture (that most of our production is from young guys), then factor in the current recruiting class, I see a pretty bright future ahead. Some of our best offensive linemen are redshirting this year and in this next class. The big shame of this is that #14 seems stuck in the middle of it all -- where maybe we are only seeing a small bit of what he could have done for us if the sanctions had never come along.
It's not about "common sense", or (just) wearing seat belts. It's about the inherent danger of multiple teen-agers in automobiles. Lots of them (both teenagers on canning weekends, and kinds of dangers).
Put 10,000 kids on the road on a few weekends and there is a pretty good chance some of them don't come home.
That may be an acceptable risk for all the good of Thon (the charity, the good publicity for Penn State, the feeling of community it creates). But it's an actual risk.
We've been rotating in DTs Parker Cothren, Tarow Barney and Antoine White on the DL for several games now. The changes in the LBs and secondary are due mostly to injuries.
I'm going to give Frankin the benefit of the doubt. I'm wondering if Barkley could have played but Franklin opted to save him for Indiana and slog through without him. Similarly, I noticed a lot of new guys on the D line in particular that I don't recall seeing before. It reminded me a little of the NFL preseason game philosophy. If that's what he was doing, he rolled the dice and it almost blew up on him. When we beat Indiana, no one will remember the Army game.
Just a thought.