Sure, quarterback Kerry Collins was the guy the national media types flocked around, because as much as anyone he served as the face and the voice of the team. And sure, linebacker Brian Gelzheiser was the media room bad boy, displaying the same nasty attitude with the press that made him so effective on the field.
But as far as the beat writers were concerned, Bucky Greeley was the go-to guy after games and during the week. Quick witted and with a self-deprecating sense of humor, the native of the Pennsylvania Coal Region had a knack for putting things into perspective.
More than a decade later, nothing has changed. Greeley was on hand for the Nittany Lions' 2005 Blue-White Game, and as part of the ceremonies honoring the 1994 squad was invited into the Beaver Stadium media room. Now in pharmaceutical sales and some 40 pounds lighter than in his playing days, he showed he hasn't lost a step when it comes to dealing with the press.
Greeley, who spent two years with the Carolina Panther in the late 1990s before getting out of football, took a few minutes to talk to Fight On State about the recent struggles of the PSU offensive line, the program's often-debated HIT strength program and much more.