Nittany Lions have much to consider when looking for new offensive coordinator

It’s not exactly a little black book. To hear James Franklin tell it, it’s much more detailed than that. Since taking over at Penn State in 2014, Franklin has talked about the list he and his administrative staff keep of candidates for every position to stay prepared when the time comes to make a hire. […]

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Mississippi State officially names PSU’s Joe Moorhead as new head coach

The last time a Penn State assistant left for a head coaching job elsewhere in the FBS ranks, the Nittany Lions hadn’t even played their first game as a member of the Big Ten. That would be when Jim Caldwell went from Penn State quarterbacks coach to the top job at Wake Forest back in […]

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Reports: PSU’s Moorhead expected to become head coach at Mississippi State

Mississippi State was determined to find a new head coach very quickly after losing Dan Mullen to Florida. And like when the Bulldogs initially hired Mullen, they were looking for a highly successful offensive coordinator who ran a modern scheme with a mobile quarterback. Joe Moorhead just so happened to fit that bill. Penn State’s […]

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Penn State’s Joe Moorhead linked to Mississippi State head coaching job

For Penn State and Joe Moorhead, this much was inevitable. The Nittany Lions’ celebrated offensive coordinator was fully expected to draw attention from other schools looking for a head coach. On Monday night, Moorhead was linked by multiple outlets as a candidate at Mississippi State. With the regular season ending Saturday, schools started the bloodletting […]

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PSU notebook: Lehman’s Connor McGovern returns after injury scare

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The play had ended, but Connor McGovern was still on the ground. Penn State’s starting center was sitting up on the turf at Maryland Stadium as athletic trainers came out to take a look at McGovern’s left knee. Fortunately for the Nittany Lions and McGovern, there wasn’t too much cause for […]

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Double trouble: McSorley, Stevens deliver shellacking to Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — This whole quarterback thing for Tommy Stevens has only been in the works for the past five years. “Growing up, playing different positions, I didn’t play quarterback until really my junior year of high school,” the Penn State signal-caller said. “I played running back. I played tight end. I played a […]

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Regular season finale serves as homecoming for PSU’s Marcus Allen

At the start of the week, the figure was around 10 for Marcus Allen. By Saturday’s kickoff at Maryland, the number of friends and family he had tickets for could be much higher. ”I actually have 10 people that I have, off the top of my head, that’s coming to the game,” said Penn State’s […]

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Touchdown vs. Nebraska was a long time coming for Nick Bowers

The catch itself was easy. It’s the two-plus years that led up to it that made it special. Nick Bowers went out for a route from the Nebraska 15-yard line. He was bumped briefly by a linebacker at the line of scrimmage before being released for the secondary to deal with. Except there was no […]

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Former Nittany Lion Tim Shaw delivers ‘perspective’ to PSU players

He had spent many hours of his life on the grass at Beaver Stadium. On this day, Tim Shaw was going to need a little help to get out to the 50-yard line. So the former Penn State linebacker had two Nittany Lions seniors lock arms with him. Brendan Mahon had his left and fellow […]

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Penn State’s defense will be shorthanded Saturday at Maryland

Had the second half gone differently, had Nebraska not kept scoring, Troy Apke may not have been on the field. But the senior safety was out there in the fourth quarter Saturday as the Cornhuskers tried to mount a furious comeback. That’s when he picked up a targeting call that will keep him on the […]

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