The person most likely to have the greatest impact on Penn State’s fortunes this season:
Ed DeChellis admits, with a hint of resignation, that Penn State still isn’t the team he’d like it to be. Better than last year?
Certainly. But it still carries a little too much of its traditional image as a Big Ten pushover.
That’s why DeChellis’s job is so important. Within the next two or three years — through recruiting and gradual improvement — he’d like to turn the Lions’ into a more prominent basketball force. But it will take patience — from players, from the administration, even from fans.