mxbscout:I'll bet it is Sean Lee
PlaybookMark:Mark wow you're amazing!
PlaybookMark:Sean Lee is expected to see PT tomorrow
mxbscout:at which spot?
mxbscout:which LB spot
mxbscout:a group of commedians
PlaybookMark:not sure trying to find out
mxbscout:why would they wait until the Big Ten season to play him?
nittlion:interesting that they'd wait til Connor comes back to play him too
nittlion:doesn't seem necessary but maybe they figure they D is going to be on the field a lot
PlaybookMark:Hayes is expected to RS
nittlion:does that mean he would stay in SC and not travel? Hayes that is.
mxbscout:We'll know tomorrow morning
mxbscout:I'll hop in the game chat and let everyone know which rookie made the trip
PlaybookMark:I doubt Hayes will travel this week
mxbscout:unless I can get it sooner
nittlion:i can't sit in front of a computer during the game
PlaybookMark:Hey Sem and youngie
PSUSem:how's it going?
mxbscout:nittlion, why can't you sit in front of a computer during the game?
PlaybookMark:Also, Scirrotto has been on return duty with Lowry this week
PSUSem:i'm sure this has been addressed, but will we really see connor this week?
nittlion:i'd rather drink beer and pace in front of my tv
PlaybookMark:Sem - I personally believe that Connor will see time tomorrow
nittlion:plus, i have a 2.5 year old and a one month old
nittlion:yeah, my life is over
mxbscout:at least you have FOS chat
PlaybookMark:Williams has not see significant time on punt returns this week simply struggles fielding the ball
mxbscout:he was not even warming up in that capacity before the CMU game
nittlion:Put Scirotto back there to catch it and pitch it to DWill
nittlion:how about Butler or King?
PlaybookMark:Scirrotto catches everything kicked to him
PlaybookMark:No punts have been with Lowry and Scirrotto this week
PlaybookMark:Also, Patrick Humes is back from his hamstring injury
nittlion:i guess we'll have to live with Lowry for the season
mxbscout:Sargeant was back there before the CMU game, too
nittlion:our coaches should watch tapes of Ohio State's kick return team
PlaybookMark:Did everyone catch in our last report John Shaw is expected to redshirt and shift to tackle?
PlaybookMark:The wideout lineup has been:
nittlion:yes, sounds good to me...although if he is really that good, maybe he should be playing this year in Wilson's spot
jwtanger:I think John Shaw will make a fine OT.
PlaybookMark:First Team: Golden, Norwood, Butler and Williams
PlaybookMark:Second Team: Kanuch, Perretta, Sargeant and Kilmer
Spider legs 11 joined
nittlion:King needs to play more...I think we say that every week
PlaybookMark:E.Z. Smith has been working on long snaps this week in practice
mxbscout:punts or placements?
PlaybookMark:Alford is the short snapper
mxbscout:that's why I asked
PlaybookMark:Weber lost his short snapping job last week...
PlaybookMark:Nick Daise was demoted from long snapping duties this week
nittlion:i hope we are doing more short snapping and less long snapping this year
PlaybookMark:They will work to get King in more sets he is listed as 2nd team CB, but gets a lot of reps with the WRs
nittlion:he's just too good to be spending so much time on the sideline
PlaybookMark:What other questions?
AlmostTownie:what are the chances we play more press coverage?
nittlion:bradley alluded that we should've done more last week
PlaybookMark:Townie, Bradley has a tendence to play off on spreads, but they have been working on more press looks this week
nittlion:he wasn't expecting the outs they threw
AlmostTownie:az played up a little more in the second half
AlmostTownie:and the short passing didn't work nearly as well
AlmostTownie:i'd think it'd help in run support too
PlaybookMark:They are afraid of big plays
jwtanger:Any notables traveling/not traveling this weekend?
PlaybookMark:It would, but CMU was running hard outs which were a concern
AlmostTownie:how many people are allowed to travel?
PlaybookMark:Connor, Smith, Lee all expected to travel and play
Spider legs 11:that is Joe's MO anymore Afraid ... is miami, Michigan, Fla, Okl, USC, Ohio St. AFRAID!!!! drive me crazy
PSUSem:What about Hayes playing this weekend?
jwtanger:Sean Lee is going to play? Has he played yet?
PlaybookMark:Sem - Hayes is expected to redshirt barring any injuries (knock on wood)
PlaybookMark:No Lee has not played yet, but the staff feels he is ready to see some work
PSUSem:Hmm, interesting about Hayes. I'd figure he'd get a shot before Lee because he played LB in HS. But then again, what do I know?
Spider legs 11:why play Lee instead of Hayes??
Spider legs 11:Lee seems to need the year for strength and size Hayes is physically ready now?
PlaybookMark:Spider the D staff loves them both, they had to make a decision and for whatever reason chose Lee...
PlaybookMark:"Lee is an animal out there"
Spider legs 11:Mark - i assume that is a quote from your source?
mxbscout:The Big Ten travel limit had been 60. I'm looking to see if that has changed
PlaybookMark:I am not saying Lee is going to see a tremendous amount of time only that observers have said the staff is expecting to working him into some PT
PorterandHastings:Sorry if asked, but status of J Shaw this week?
mxbscout:he is expected to play
mxbscout:if you mean Jim
nittlion:i like the idea of paxson and shaw at dt together
PlaybookMark:Yeah Jimmy has been running second team at DT and is expected to play
mxbscout:John Shaw will likely redshirt
PorterandHastings:The DT (can't keep their names straight)
mxbscout:Paxson and Shaw play the same position
PlaybookMark:Think of it this way John has an O in his name for "offense"
nittlion:i know but maybe they shouldn't
mxbscout:you don't like Alford?
PlaybookMark:Jimmy gets the rotation back to where they need it at DT
nittlion:he's ok but shaw and paxson are much stronger against the run
nittlion:i realize we need all 3 of them though
mxbscout:Not sure that's a key this week. But maybe vs. smashmouth teams later
nittlion:shaw on run downs, alford on pass downs
PlaybookMark:By the was Auletta suffered a concussion earlier this week in practice he should be fine
nittlion:is harrison really out for the year?
PorterandHastings:By the way, got my FOS mag in the mail - good stuff.
PlaybookMark:Harrison has a nagging foot injury thorugh the off-season this time he injured his ankle - not sure how long he is sidelined for
PlaybookMark:Porter - glad you like it
PorterandHastings:Bad news re: Harrison. Still think OL is a problem..
nittlion:OL is always gonna be a problem under the current regime
117eastnittany:you don't think they've improved every game?
117eastnittany:all we can ask for at this point
nittlion:have we been able to run the ball effectively/consistently against bad teams?
117eastnittany:true, but have we really tried?
PorterandHastings:The OL didn't exactly blow USF, UC and CMU off the ball the way I expected.
PlaybookMark:Offense passed, passed, passed by design
nittlion:but when we tried to run, it didn't work
jwtanger:How did the young OL's look in the game on Saturday?
mxbscout:second-team line struggled
mxbscout:Morelli was running for his life
mxbscout:I agree with nitlion, the O-line has been THE problem with this program
PorterandHastings:Kenney, players or something else?
mxbscout:who was the last PSU O-lineman to win first- or second-team All-Big Ten honors?
mxbscout:I look at the common denominator
117eastnittany:2nd teamers looked bad IMO
mxbscout:not that long ago
jwtanger:The OT for the Giants.
nittlion:and i thought he underachieved at psu
mxbscout:McKenzie was second-team in 2000
nittlion:our OL play "soft" IMO
mxbscout:since then not one O-lineman has been first- or second-team. Amazing
PSUSmitty:i can't figure out if it has been the recruits, coaching, the strength program, all three, or something else
nittlion:we need some a-holes who want to pancake people
PSUSmitty:regarding the line
mxbscout:I think it goes to coaching, the common denomenator. It is not like they are recruiting all stiffs
117eastnittany:what it is
PSUSmitty:Brennan - believe that is the likely culprit too, but it makes me scratch my head given all the success we had with lineman in the past
nittlion:i could name a few stiffs...although they were recruited by everyone
117eastnittany:it's a crap shoot getting OLineman
117eastnittany:farris, marmo, etc
mxbscout:Smitty, think of when this all started
mxbscout:the decline began in the late 1990s
mxbscout:after Cirbus left
PorterandHastings:Holler can't even crack the starting lineup at DE
PSUSmitty:but i hoped that some of his teachings rubbed off on the Dick Andersons, and Kenneys
117eastnittany:"work in progress"
PSUSmitty:Koko - good to see you on here my friend
mxbscout:Anderson was tremendous with linemen in 1980s
mxbscout:he moved back in 2000
PSUSmitty:right - Dick Anderson was perhaps the best OL coach in America
WeRPSUPlaybook:The small quick linemen that Anderson worked with worked well in the 80s against the independent schedule PSU Played..
nittlion:i thought cirbus left in the early to mid 90s
mxbscout:it was a different game then
WeRPSUPlaybook:in the big ten, Penn State needs BIG quick linemen..
PSUSmitty:good point WeRR
PorterandHastings:Is Cirbus still coaching?
WeRPSUPlaybook:but they seem to have recruited a lot of "BIG BODIES"
nittlion:went tu ubuff in 94 or 95
mxbscout:Cirbus left following 94
mxbscout:he left Kenney with a great line
nittlion:cirbus made guys like andre johnson and conlin into good college OLs
nittlion:those guys weren't athletically gifted by any means
PorterandHastings:Even Matt Gallagher had a cup of coffee in the pros
PSUSmitty:Brennan - prediction for Sat?
PSUSmitty:i think 24-16 PSU
PSUSmitty:but we look clearly better all game
WeRPSUPlaybook:Mich by 10
nittlion:calhoun looks pretty good
PSUSmitty:with help from the zebras
117eastnittany:I think we can beat Mich, but not OSU
WeRPSUPlaybook:Iowa in an upset by 3, 27-24
117eastnittany:unless like Smitty said, help from the Zebras
mxbscout:Does Penn State crack Top 25 with a win?
hecklar56:PSU can crack top 25 with a blowout, looking stellar
nittlion:if so, make sure you frame it
WeRPSUPlaybook:Not unless a lot of low end top 25 teams lose and PSU wins big..
117eastnittany:unless ALOT of teams lose
WeRPSUPlaybook:A PSU win over Minny (assuming a win over NW) gets PSU into about the 22 spot
mxbscout:Wisconsin and Iowa are both in very losable games
mxbscout:I agree, though.
PSUSmitty:believe OSU wins 13-10
PSUSmitty:in an UGLY game
mxbscout:Early prediction for PSU Player of the Game vs. Northwestern?
nittlion:i'd love it to be tony hunt
gianluca:has to be MROB
WeRPSUPlaybook:Williams finally has his breakout game.
117eastnittany:so is USF pretty good?
WeRPSUPlaybook:LOL Brennan... not the NU player of the game...
PorterandHastings:We'll see when they play Louisville.
117eastnittany:might make me feel better if they can hang w/ UL
WeRPSUPlaybook:Louisville looks pretty good.. That will be a test for anyone
117eastnittany:Mike Bush is enormous
117eastnittany:reminds me of Greg Jones w/ speed
mxbscout:I say Williams is POG. NU has poor pass defense and does not cover kickoffs well
WeRPSUPlaybook:oh oh... kiss of death.. Brennan agrees with me...
117eastnittany:didn't we recruit Bush?
nittlion:our season is going to hinge on MRob's decision making and our OL
gianluca:yeah but Joe lost him to Yale
WeRPSUPlaybook:ok everyone... I'm gone for now..
PSUSmitty:I think Minny wins a shootout
nittlion:later guys...enjoy the nailbiting win!!! ; )
Psu96:now that I've said nothing of consequence, I have to get some work done. Enjoy the game everyone!
mxbscout:thanks for stopping by everyone