High & Tight Key To Penn State Ball Security

See assistant coach Josh Gattis as he puts the Nittany Lions through ball-security drills.

The words "high and tight" can mean different things to different people.

To some, it is a classic hairstyle. To others, it is a dangerous inside pitch in baseball.

But on the Penn State football team, it is the way the Nittany Lions are taught to carry the football.

Above, you can see PSU assistant Josh Gattis working with a host of Nittany Lions on ball security. And note what happens when freshman punter Blake Gillikin puts a ball on the turf.

The first group of players is made up of receivers. The second is made up of running backs, quarterbacks and specialists.


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