Getting Defensive With the Nittany Lions

Spring is the perfect time for Penn State’s offensive players to work on their tackling.


There really are no pressing issues during spring practice for college football programs. No upcoming game for which to prepare. No mistakes from the previous week's contest to address.

So coaching staffs can zero in on improving the way their team reacts to every conceivable in-game scenario.

At Penn State Monday, that meant offensive players -- specifically receivers, running backs and tight ends -- working on their tackling under the tutelage of defensive coordinator Bob Shoop.

To his credit, Shoop was extremely patient while going through the drill, which was designed to break down the mechanics of a tackle.

Check it out above.


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