2/27/2009

Spring Roster - Penn State Football.

It's always fun to see the "new" roster - and analyze where, how and when all of the talent (old and new) is being utilized -

there are a few number shifts -

new #s 2, 3, and 7

a new #11

and a new #12...


is it football yet?

2/22/2009

This just in - Deon is fast too. Deon Butler runs 4th fastest 40.

Our wittle Deon wran weally fast at the Combine today.

He clocked in at 4.38 - the 4th fastest Wide Receiver.

yeah.

2/19/2009

Prime Time Speed: Lydell Sargeant is fast.

In an interview with Steve Greenberg of the Sporting News, Deon Sanders lists Lydell Sargeant as one of the fastest.

Okay - so he also says that the fastest kids aren't always the best "football players" - we already know this - but it's still nice to read...

Q: Have you trained anyone who is faster than you were at your best?

A: I don't know if I have, because you would have to race someone. But I've got three cornerbacks right now who are going to run great times at the Combine: (Connecticut's) Darius Butler, (South Carolina's) Captain Munnerlyn and (Penn State's) Lydell Sargeant.

They're a Classic Combine Nation - 2009 NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL Network.

It begins today -

NFL Network will broadcast 25 hours of coverage (starting today at 2:30pm EST) - of the 6 day event.

Here's the schedule:

Thursday, February 19
2:30 PM - NFL Scouting Combine press conferences
7:00 PM - NFL Total Access from the Scouting Combine
Also...
8:00 PM - NFL Top 10: Football Factories (Penn State is one of the featured schools - hopefully they focus more on the Francos and the Robbys than the Courtneys and Ki-Jana's)

Friday, February 20
2:30 PM - NFL Scouting Combine press conferences
7:00 PM - NFL Total Access from the Scouting Combine

Saturday, February 21
11:00 AM - Workouts: Kickers, Offensive Linemen and Tight Ends (Cadogan and Shipley)
2:00 PM - NFL Scouting Combine press conferences
7:00 PM - NFL Total Access from the Scouting Combine

Sunday, February 22
11:00 AM - Workouts: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs (Butler, Norwood and Williams)
2:00 PM - NFL Scouting Combine press conferences
7:00 PM - NFL Total Access from the Scouting Combine

Monday, February 23
11:00 AM - Workouts: Linebackers, Defensive Lineman (Evans and Maybin)
7:00 PM - NFL Total Access from the Scouting Combine

Tuesday, February 24
11:00 AM - Workouts: Defensive Backs (Sargeant)

Wednesday, February 25
8:00 PM - 2007 NFL Scouting Combine Wrap-Up Show


On the workout days they will also have live-streaming on NFLnetwork.com

2/10/2009

8 Nittany Lions Invited to NFL Combine.

Eight Penn State Players have been invited to participate in the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine:

Aaron Maybin - Defensive End;
AQ Shipley - Center;
Derrick Williams - Wide Receiver/Kick Returner;
Deon Butler - Wide Receiver;
Gerald Cadogan - Tackle;
Maurice Evans - Defensive End;
Jordan Norwood - Wide Receiver; and,
Lydell Sargeant - Corner Back.

The combine will be held in Indianapolis - February 18 - 24.

The NFL Channel has in depth coverage of the Combine - check it out if you can - of course, I like to DVR it so I can fast forward through the "non-blue and white noise".

For more info - go to GoPSUsports.com

2/06/2009

You know it's the off season when...posting totally not FOOTBALL ..Taxgirl's "Tax Law" Contest.

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so...

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2/04/2009

We've got Class - 2009 Letter of Intent Day at Penn State.

No big surprises or "hold outs" this year. The Penn State recruiting wizards have, again, put together a pretty solid class -

And, yeah, LJ, Sr. still owns the State of Maryland.


With that, we are pleased to introduce Penn State's 2009 recruiting class...

POS - "stars" - Name - Hometown, State - Height/Weight/40

WR - 4 Stars - Justin Brown - Wilmington, DE - 6-3.5/210/4.48

CB - 1 Star - Michael Wallace - Olney, MD - 5-9/177/4.65

WR - 3 Stars - Shawney Kersey - Woodbury, NJ - 6-2/190/4.45

OG - 2 Stars - John Urschel - Buffalo, NY - 6-3/263/5.18

DT - 3 Stars - Jordan Hill - Steelton, PA - 6-3/280/4.82

QB - 4 Stars - Kevin Newsome - Portsmouth, VA - 6-3/213/4.50

WLB - 4 Stars - Gerald Hodges - Paulsboro, NJ - 6-3/210/4.55

TE - 3 Stars - Garry Gilliam - Hershey, PA - 6-7/245/4.80

K - 3 Stars - Anthony Fera - Houston, TX - 6-2/230

WR - 3 Stars - Devon Smith - Waldorf, MD - 5-7.5/145/4.34

MLB - 4 Stars - Glenn Carson - Manahawkin, NJ - 6-3/220/4.60

OT - 3 Stars - Nate Cadogan - Portsmouth, OH - 6-6/250/5.00

WR - 2 Stars - Christian Kuntz - Camp Hill, PA - 6-4/190/4.46

RB - 4 stars - Curtis Dukes - Philadelphia, NY - 6-2/235/4.50

OT - 3 Stars - Adam Gress - West Mifflin, PA - 6-7/290/5.22

CB - 3 stars - Curtis Drake - Philadelphia, PA - 6-0/170/4.68

DT - 3 stars - Sean Stanley - Gaithersburg, MD - 6-1.5/247/4.81

WR - 3 stars - Brandon Felder - Oxon Hill, MD - 6-3/165/4.50

CB - 3 stars - Stephon Morris - Greenbelt, MD - 5-9/175/4.40

OT - 5 Stars - Eric Shrive - Scranton, PA - 6-7/300/5.10

OG - 2 stars - Frank Figueroa - Alexandria, VA - 6-4/275

CB - 3 stars - Derrick Thomas - Greenbelt, MD - 6-0.5/173/4.48

CB - 4 stars - Darrell Givens - Indian Head, MD - 6-1/178/4.50

S - 3 stars - Stephen Obeng-Agyapong - Cheektowaga, NY - 5-11/185/4.50

OT - 4 stars - Mark Arcidiacono - Philadelphia, PA - 6-5/285

S - 3 stars - Malcolm Willis - Indian Head, MD - 5-11/210/4.65

C - 3 stars - Ty Howle - Bunn, NC - 6-2/290/5.40