The staff moved the players inside for the first time of the preseason this weekend given the conditions and weather. Saturday was a morning session, but the players got to sleep in a bit on Sunday with a mid-morning brunch before they hit a later practice.
The pace has been " ahandful for some players." However, several Lions have been pointed to as handling what the coaches have thrown at them very well.
There are also some younger, less experienced players who are said to be showing good conditioning over the first four practices. Among these players include Mike Hull, Brandon Beachum, Glenn Carson, DaQuan Jones and Dakota Royer.
There have also been some true freshmen who have reportedly handled their initial practices with Penn State well enough to get some notice. Those rookies include Donovan Smith, Angelo Mangiro, Matt Zanellato and Bill Belton. A]"A few of the young guys have shown pretty good stamina," an observer said.
Needless to say all players are said to be feeling it from practices, but "it's how you handle it; that's what makes players get beyond their potential," as one observer put it.
FightOnState.com is your source for the BEST content and community covering Penn State football.