CALLING CARD: Drew Astorino (S)

See what PSU safety Drew Astorino had to say about practice, the bye, defensive shifts, Minnesota, defensive personnel and more.

Penn State safety Drew Astorino fielded questions in his Wednesday conference call; here's a look at some of his comments:

On his thoughts on cracking down on hard hits:

"I truly feel that it is so hard for a defender to think about -- I don't feel like anyone is intentionally trying to hurt a player. I know player safety is No. 1 but it's tough for a defender."

On how the bye has gone:

"It has rejuvenated us. We had a tough scrimmage and a few days away and a good set of practices this week."

On playing free safety vs. strong safety:

"It's pretty different. You have to play low, make reads - I know the coverage. It's just getting used to it."

On Nick Sukay missing the season:

"I think he's obviously bummed out. H comes to practice and helps the young guys. We need him to stay positive. He has tough rehab ahead but is positive and a hard worker."

On where he is currently in the lineup:

"I have taken all the snaps at..."

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