MyBloodisBlue:I hope this transcript is saved, this coverage is amazing
KokobewareHI:RT situation? Let's talk about it.
gianluca:Hey , any official word on Cronin
daCronk:so anyone getting any work done today?
YorkPAinPSU:not even close cronk
MyBloodisBlue:this is the most electrice atmosphere I have ever felt
WeRPSUPlaybook:PSU students made a really good showing this morning.. it looked nuts..
Psu96:I had a long meeting this morning and just followed along with a glazed look in my eyes. :-)
MyBloodisBlue:all week, even the cafeteria ladies are nuts!
HailtotheLion:Does anyone know if they cover the field in this weather?
jwtanger:I haven't done anything. I'm so fired up my coworkers won't talk to me.
Psu96:Heck yeah. They have a big tarp they use to cover the field
YorkPAinPSU:that's funny tanger
Psu96:Joe might very well prohibit the bands from performing their pregame routines on the field if the rain keeps up tomorrow
HailtotheLion:I am heading up in 1 hour!!!!
MyBloodisBlue:whos going to gameday tomorrow?
jjw265:ill be at gameday
HailtotheLion:Yeah that is a shame about the band but I would prefer to have a less muddy field to play on...
PlaybookMark:Hello Nittany Nation!
HailtotheLion:I think my brother and I will be there
MyBloodisBlue:I can't imagine if Cold Pizza is like this, what gameday will be like
We've been going back forth the entire week.
PlaybookMark:What is the crowd like at Cold Pizza?
PlaybookMark:Hey Cronk how's the Sunshine State?
WeRPSUPlaybook:Cold Pizza was absolutely nuts Mark..
daCronk:cold pizza was awesome this morning
Psu96:The Buckeye fans have been completely obnoxious this week. I'd hate to think what they'll post on our boards if OSU wins.
PlaybookMark:96 - I hear ya
WeRPSUPlaybook:PSU students represented themselves very well.. Gameday should be insane
MyBloodisBlue:what is this cronin business?
PlaybookMark:Should be interesting to see just how much the crossing routes are implemented this week
KokobewareHI:Still no takers on our Right Tackle situation?
mxbscout:FYI: FOS will be on the air tonight in State College, 970 AM from 5-7. No stream yet, though. You can call in at 814.272.9700.
jjw265:apparently King is the 3rd CB for the remainder of the season
daCronk:no, king is the 2nd CB
Psu96:King would shift Anwar P to nickel when he's on the field
daCronk:phillips is now the nickel
PlaybookMark:Phillips to nickle King to corner
jjw265:well i meant 3rd in the sense of 3rd CB on the field behind Z, Phillips
daCronk:yeah, what mark said
KokobewareHI:How has Richardson been practicing at RT?
Psu96:He and Ginn might go one-on-one a few times tomorrow. Should be very interesting to watch
MyBloodisBlue:also curious about that koko
WeRPSUPlaybook:FOS will stream the PSU Icers opening game tonight at 9 from the ice pavillion.. Steve Penstone will talk PSU Football at the intermissions
nitnut:Any word on Richardson
KokobewareHI:chirp chirp chirp
liftin:not... productive.. employe... today....
PSUBETA:I can't see you.
nitnut:up till this injury, i thought we would see a big game out of smolko. now he may have to do more blocking.
MyBloodisBlue:Is it true Cronin is out for public intox?
PSUBETA:Wait...there you are. And, there's liftin...unproductive like me.
PlaybookMark:Sorry guys - my computer had a hiccup
nitnut:wheredya hear that, blue
jwtanger:You have to be a complete idiot to get a public intoxication
PlaybookMark:With Wilson out Richardson has stepped in - been backing him up all season
PSUBETA:Not good if true.
daCronk:yeah cronin is out
daCronk:was in the collegian
missnpa:I think our success tomorrow rest on the arm of MRob.
nitnut:any injuries at osu
PSUBETA:Seriously...if I didn't pick up that charge during my glorious run at PSU, nobody should.
KokobewareHI:Mark...how has he looked in practice...richardson?
PlaybookMark:Richardson is good off the snap - has solid footwork, will have to "stay awake on the corner pressure"
Psu96:The word of the day is "chip"
MyBloodisBlue:I think Smolko is gonna have to help him out
PSUBETA:A quick slap to the helmet will wake him up I bet.
liftin:Beta it must have been bad. when they found him he was 'unable to care for himself' or something like that.
Psu96:Meaning Smolko, Hunt, and Snow will have to help Richardson on Kudla by chipping him
PlaybookMark:Richardso n has gotten better lowering his center of gravity - he will have his hands full, but has done well against the first team D this week
PSUBETA:Been there. Not as a member of the PSU football team though.
jimh74:hey I'm in... firefox wouldn't work
nitnut:does osu have any notable injury worries
mrfolks:sorry i'm late...
Psu96:Mike D'Andrea probably won't play for OSU, but he's about their worst injury situation
KokobewareHI:Mark...who is holding on FG attempts now that PC is out?
mrfolks:what are the details to cronin's story
jwtanger:D'Andrea is redshirting
Psu96:Jason Ganter will be the holder
PlaybookMark:OSU injuries: D'Andrea is 50-50 whether he'll go to PSU
KokobewareHI:How has the exchange between JG and KK been?
nitnut:is d'andrea a second teamer
PlaybookMark:Freeman still out
PlaybookMark:Ganter has been holding on kicks
Nittanylfan:what did PC do ???
PlaybookMark:Yes D'Andrea has seen second team reps
nittlion:how's the weather looking up in sc?
PSUBETA:Cronin should get a free pass since we are good this year.
KokobewareHI:How many snaps did Cronin actually take against Minny? not too many I think.
daCronk:waiting on OJA to see what happens to Cronin
PlaybookMark:Cronin did not see as much action against Minney
nitnut:will see more of king in nickel
scpsu21:wow, cold pizza was a lot of fun however dumb move on only opening up one entrance into the gated area behind the set
KokobewareHI:Yeah...his role seemed drastically reduced.
PlaybookMark:nitnut - yes - Phillips will nicft to nickelback, King will step in for AP
mrfolks:that prolly means less on O, though
MyBloodisBlue:Woody paige, my god
KokobewareHI:JK is our best pure cover corner...great move...
nittlion:public intoxication...they could round up 50,000 tonight and tomorrow for that
nitnut:king will be a decoy on offense
psufan12:will sargent get any playing time tomorrow
scpsu21:ha woody paige was awesome
PSUBETA:unless they do not cover him
mrfolks:a decoy? that's a waste
liftin:i dunno... i kind of like king on the corner vs ginn
nitnut:that is if he's playin a lot of d
MyBloodisBlue:he gets into a tent with two chicks
PlaybookMark:OSU is very concerned with Williams - could open things up for Butler, Smolko, etc.
mrfolks:i think king is more dangerous w/ the ball than D$
nitnut:thought we would see alot of smolko. now with wilson injury, don't know
KokobewareHI:Butler will be huge as will Norwood and Smolko.
Psu96:MRob has to be accurate when Smolko comes free. He misfired twice to Isaac for what would have been big gainers last week.
Nittanylfan:Butler, Norwood, Sargeant could have decent games tomorrow
liftin:i think we see both king and dwheels on offense
nitnut:Butler will have a big game, imho
PlaybookMark:Sargeant likely won;t see a ton of time
MyBloodisBlue:you guys expect any of the unnofficals to possibly verbal?
Psu96:King will be playing a lot on defense tomorrow. Probably limited reps on offense
PSUBETA:I have to run to federal court real quick. Back soon, hopefully.
liftin:can anyone stay with king on the deep route? i doubt it
MyBloodisBlue:good luck beta
nitnut:will save u a seat
mrfolks:you don't read that too often here!
Psu96:MBIB, there might be someone, but most of the kids PSU is recruiting plan on taking their official visits.
Nittanylfan:Mark, why won't Sargeant see much playing time ???
YorkPAinPSU:sign on cold pizza that says "Where's Pitt Now?"
PlaybookMark:Williams could be a true asset just in drawing the double team
mrfolks:any timeframe as to when they show up in SC?
PSUBETA:Meeting with Asst US Attorney. Fun. I will stay focused.
nitnut:lots of misdirection against osu?
MyBloodisBlue:96, the reason I ask, is because this is an atmosphere that I doubt some of these kids can say no to
daCronk:too bad we don't have a more athletic TE to really stretch the field
PlaybookMark:NLFan I meant won;t see as much time for Sargeant on the wings
PlaybookMark:they have been running some crossing routes with Sargeant this week
Psu96:There will be major temptation to commit, sure, but most of these kids have seen great atmospheres before
nitnut:i think rickerson commits tomorrow
PlaybookMark:Watch for Tony Hunt to get in on the passing game...
nitnut:hi meadow how's altoona
Nittanylfan:I like how analysts are talking about.. the OSU defense.. wait until the PSU WR's see the OSU defense in the middle. they won't want to catch a ball then.
nitnut:nitfan, that's my feeling about the osu receivers.
MeadowLion:yeah, a lot of parallels with these two teams.....very similar
nitnut:Ginn's an athlete. how will he do when he is rocked by our secondary
Nittanylfan:to most analysts.. our defense doesn't seem to be getting much credit
MyBloodisBlue:he was good york
cdbpsu89:I think Harrell lays the smackdown on Teddy tomorrow
PlaybookMark:The team's intensity in practice has been high this week - some "fights" have been breaking out
nitnut:heard they are eating raw meat.
YorkPAinPSU:Mark, i loved the stories of LJ getting tossed from practice
cdbpsu89:I love it...just like when Shane Conlan broke DJ's facemask in practice
MeadowLion:i heard that king is starting at CB....which makes me think that the nickel is the base defense this week
Nittanylfan:York - LJ ???
YorkPAinPSU:cdb, i never heard that story
nitnut:nickel is base defense?
Nittanylfan:why did LJ Sr. did tossed from practice this week ???
PlaybookMark:You have to love the added intensity
cdbpsu89:first day of practice following in 1986
YorkPAinPSU:cdbpsu89, what story is that??
YorkPAinPSU:LJ SR did NOT get tossed
YorkPAinPSU:i meant LJ jr. in 2002
KokobewareHI:I hope Richardson was invloved in the fights...as were some other OLmen!!!
Nittanylfan:oh.. I didn't catch that. sorry York
WeRPSUPlaybook:I've never seen anything like the intensity this week
PlaybookMark:OL and DL
nitnut:meadow, have you heard whether Bradley is given green light to go at osu?
MyBloodisBlue:WeR, practice is nuts?
KokobewareHI:NICE...we need a nasty OL!
PlaybookMark:Guys like Paxson, AQ, Smith have been in some "scuffles"
WeRPSUPlaybook:Mark can speak to that better.. but the town is nuts..
PlaybookMark:They have been using a variety of pressure schemes
liftin:man i am so jacked about coming up there tomorrow
KokobewareHI:Anyone else think that adapting to zone blocking is finally coming to fruition?
YorkPAinPSU:wow, conlin broke Doziers face mask, that is awesome
nitnut:how aggressive will Defense be? Mean and nasty, i hope.
WeRPSUPlaybook:I need to run for now guys... should be able to get back in later though.. Have a great day everyone
MeadowLion:i havent heard what the defense will be like...whether it will be attack mode or not
MyBloodisBlue:You think poz is goign to kill somebody?
Psu96:Koko, it doesn't hurt that teams haven't been able to load up the box, but TH seems to be very comfortable picking a hole quickly and then slamming through it. Nice work by the OL to provide a crease as well.
mrfolks:what's the oover-under for obvious holding not called tomorrow?
PlaybookMark:One observers comment "The staff had to tell Poslsuzny to pull back on this hits - fearful he was going to really hurt someone."
Nittanylfan:oh man Mark LOL
MyBloodisBlue:yea, isn't he a great kid
PlaybookMark:Connor has the starter's jersey back on and has been seeing more first team reps
Nittanylfan:Mark, whats DC been like in practice ???
liftin:wouldn't trade our lbs for tOSUs... ever.
Psu96:Poz is saying all the right things. He said AJ Hawk is better than he is, but you know deep down that he'll be out to prove that he is also one of the nation's best tomorrow.
YorkPAinPSU:Poz coming out party on Saturday
KokobewareHI:gotta prep for my trip...see you fools later. An in the venerable words of my Chinese neighbor..."it is better to be pissed off than pissed on!"
YorkPAinPSU:hope he overshadows OSU lb'er play
nitnut:Carpenter is an animal
PlaybookMark:Connor has first team jersey back , seeing time in the middle - been splitting reps in practice with Sales - he and Hunt had a big collision on Wednesday
YorkPAinPSU:i bet the was a hell of a collision
Nittanylfan:what was the collision like ??
mrfolks:Mark - who won?
PlaybookMark:OSU LBs = bigger PSU LBs = faster
KokobewareHI:Smitty...I'm checkin out...talk to you this weekend!
YorkPAinPSU:i still love FSU's lb'ers
Psu96:Anyone else see the halftime segment on OSU's speed coach?
liftin:i just hope we win the toss and defer... get our D out there first.
PlaybookMark:Sounded like Poz won on that collision, but Hunt popped right up yelling "That all you got Paul?"
Nittanylfan:last nite.. I did
cdbpsu89:Anyone hear a recent weather forecast for game time?
Nittanylfan:with the track and field ..Butch Reynolds
PSUSmitty:say hi to the family for me too
daCronk:will be nice by gametime...slight chance of showers
PlaybookMark:cdb - chekc the FOS homepage for an updated forecast
Psu96:They hired Olympian Butch Reynolds as an assistant coach who's job it is to make the Buckeyes as fast as possible.
cdbpsu89:they still gotta be able to take a hit
nitnut:Gotta go. Work calls.
Nittanylfan:Mark - do you think OSU will try to neutralize our LBs ???
PlaybookMark:One more collision was Shaw verses Snow described as "brutal" - Snow "held his own against Shaw"
MeadowLion:I dunno about the OSU LB's not being faster.....they are pretty darn fast...i think the best in the country easily
cdbpsu89:Jim or Tim?
daCronk:OSU has the best lb's in the country
PlaybookMark:I expect them to try to focus on creating hesitation with the backers with misdirection, play-action etc. The backers have great instincts though
Pezlion:i'm so ready for this
YorkPAinPSU:who is #2 cronk
YorkPAinPSU:i think Iowa really misses there DL
Psu96:Then Iowa probably although their LBs have been really hampered by an inexperienced DL
daCronk:we are in the top 5 in lb groups...really strong year for LB's around the country
rriva:what's goin' on
Psu96:PSU will face that same problem next year
Pezlion:i think our LBs are better than Iowa
YorkPAinPSU:w/ who 96
YorkPAinPSU:OSU kids are gone
YorkPAinPSU:except maybe D'andrea
Pezlion:i think we have more depth at the position than OSU too
PlaybookMark:No, practice today will be light - likely just shells and helmets - they'll do a walk-through
Nittanylfan:Mark.. your keys for winning the game tomorrow ??
Psu96:The PSU LBs are freed up to make plays by the stout front 4. Next year, there will be 3 new starters. That will make it tougher for the LBs to make plays because OL and FB will get more chances to get to the second level
daCronk:hey rob....better have some time stored away for phone calls next week...i think you will have al ot of people to call
liftin:we'll be ok at DT next year 96. Ends are a concern though.
rriva:you better believe it
Pezlion:yeah but we will have guys like Jimmy Shaw and Josh Gaines with a ton of PT
PlaybookMark:Nittany: Keys - turnover battle, containiment/pressure on Smith, intermediate passing game
YorkPAinPSU:96, the tackles will be good again and that's important, Shaw, Alford, ERob, Ed J ?
daCronk:ed johnson will probably be back...alford has another year
Psu96:No guarantee that Ed Johnson will be back
daCronk:he'll be back
Pezlion:if ed johnson comes back, i wouldn't be surprised to see alford pull a Hali and move outisde
YorkPAinPSU:i think Paxon loss hurts but i like next years DT's IF EJ is back
Pezlion:alford, ed j, jimmy shaw, gaines...that's a nice line
cdbpsu89:gotta go gang....WE ARE!!!!
rriva:i still think part of iowa's problem is that they aren't as good as people think
PlaybookMark:Paxson is chomping at the bit - he has been incredibly intense this week
Nittanylfan:just dont' give the OSU WR's a 10 yard cushion
rriva:i think chad greenway is way over-rated
Maxicat:Lowry and Harrell wil be the tougher ones to replace
YorkPAinPSU:is Iowa DE getting much PT in the NFL
mxbscout:Another real key to the game is keeping OSU return game in check
YorkPAinPSU:Hodge is very good IMO
liftin:Harrell has really impressed me this year.
rriva:2004: 113 tackles, 8 for loss, 3 sacks
PlaybookMark:Penn State will incoroprate this speed squad to contain the returns
Maxicat:so has Lowry
mxbscout:I've read about that
Pezlion:i think we can keep osu from running
MyBloodisBlue:my buddy is sitting next to dwill on the loop right now
Nittanylfan:I hope all of this excitement the players have doesn't cause stupid penalities
YorkPAinPSU:does ran neutralize tOSU's return game?
PlaybookMark:Pez - PSU has face 4 top 25 backs and contained them - they have the tools to do it against OSU
Pezlion:i think bradley will be much more likely to play tight man than against northwestern, freeing up safeties and lbs to step up
mxbscout:I had never heard about the speed squad until this week.
rriva:the problem though is that osu spreads the field
mxbscout:Mark had it early in the week. then someone else had it, from what I hear
YorkPAinPSU:what speed squad?
rriva:much like NW
Psu96:I think PSU has to be careful not to allow their emotions to prevent them from playing sound football on defense early. Don't want to see them get sucked in on a reverse
PlaybookMark:They "constructed" the speed squad on Sunday
Nittanylfan:BRennan, were you on Happy Hour yesterday ???
YorkPAinPSU:practice team Mark H. ??
mxbscout:there was none, Nittany
PlaybookMark:York did you read the Nittany Notes from Tuesday on FOS? That breaks down the speed squad
mxbscout:we are doing an FOS show in state college today, though, but no streaming yet
Pezlion:i'm not worried about osu spreading the field like northwestern...basanez is a much headier, better qb than smith
Nittanylfan:I was looking forward to hearing your analysis, BRennan
Pezlion:i think we'll dare osu to throw out of their spread
mxbscout:Nittany, you can watch the Huddle Up stream from our site at 10 p.m. tonight
PlaybookMark:Smith will run to the wings - Rice, Hali, Poz and Shaw will be key
rriva:brennan, aren't you impressed that i didn't even bother to ask if Scout would fly me up to the game this weekend :-)
YorkPAinPSU:yeah Mark, just wanted to make sure what you were talking about thanks
mxbscout:no comment, Riva
Pezlion:our ends need to rush wide and upfield...leave it to the backers to fill space in the middle...that keeps contain
PlaybookMark:Speed squad shifts out some bigger guys for Lowry, Zemaitis, King, etc. - more "turbo under the hood" on coverage
Nittanylfan:I may forget Brennan.. I have HS football scores to work on.. depends on how many HS games are postponed tonite
rriva:big game tonight in FL
rriva:St. Augustine (Rickerson and James) take on Nease (Tim Tebow)
PlaybookMark:Pez - I think Bradley dares Smith to throw
rriva:Rickerson intercepted a Tebow pass for a TD last season
Nittanylfan:Mark - who's covering Holmes and Ginn ??
Pezlion:i think we'll see a lot of tight man and cover 1
Pezlion:i don't expect an abundance of deep safety help
PlaybookMark:I believe Holmes will be AZ and Ginn will be Phillips/King
liftin:that makes sense to me
Pezlion:i want harrell to lay out ginn early
Pezlion:i don't care if he takes a penalty
PlaybookMark:Sort of surprised the Ginn/King angle hasn;t been hyped more
Pezlion:that will completely take ginn out of the game
Nittanylfan:I wonder who'll be on Williams and Butler for OSU ?
Pezlion:i'm doing my best to temper my enthusiasm, but i really believe we can win this game by 3 tds
Nittanylfan:Pez.. are you nuts ???
PlaybookMark:I would think Youbuty has Williams
Nittanylfan:why 3 TDs ? what makes you so confident ?
Pezlion:because i would not be the least bit surprised to see osu held to 3 FGs
Psu96:Pez, as the week goes on, I'm getting less and less optimistic. Apparently, you've gone the other direction.
PlaybookMark:I think this game will be tight!
Pezlion:i don't expect it...i called for 20-13...
Nittanylfan:I agree 96.. I'm getting more nervous
Pezlion:but i'm just saying i could really see it...
Nittanylfan:I'm hoping OSU doesn't blow us out
Pezlion:but i could forsee 28-9 or something
Pezlion:i don't think osu has the offense to blow us out
Pezlion:we're better than iowa
mrfolks:24-17 PSU- PSU scores a defesive TD
Pezlion:we're a lot better than iowa
Psu96:Pez, with Smith as their full time QB, the Bucks have enough offense
Nittanylfan:I could see it.. OSU blows us out.. critics.. PSU isn't as good as we think
PlaybookMark:***Practice Alert*** This was just sent to us - yesterday LB unit was - Posluszny OLB ** Shaw MLB ** Connor OLB
Psu96:PSu will need the defense and/or special teams to either set up an easy TD or score one themselves to win this game
Pezlion:96, smith is a lot like MRob though...very very eratic
mxbscout:Riva, you think PSU still gets official visits from James and Rickerson?
Psu96:There's the group we've been waiting to see all year.
Pezlion:why is shaw back in the middle?
Pezlion:i don't like that
Psu96:The weather is going to affect the number of recruits that show up.
mrfolks:Why not Connor ILB?
Pezlion:he's our best blitzer, and i'd rather not be blitzing from the middle in this game
Psu96:Shaw would be in charge of shadowing Troy Smith in that scenario
Psu96:Shaw is fast enough to keep up with him
PlaybookMark:Connor was in the middle but yesterday they shifted Shaw inside
Psu96:Connor might not be
Nittanylfan:I wonder who OSU will have spying on Robinson
PlaybookMark:I expect Hawk to spy Robinson
mxbscout:There is much more flexibility between the inside and outside positions that there used to be
Nittanylfan:a Robinson-Hawk collision ??
Pezlion:mark, i hope they do, cuz i think that can take hawk out of a lot of plays
Psu96:Smith can make big plays with his legs, especially if there's pocket pressure from the outside. Shaw will have to stay home and wait for Smith to try and escape up the middle.
mxbscout:particullarly the week side and middle
Pezlion:i think connor has more discipline to stay at home as a spy
Pezlion:and shaw is definitely a better blitzer
mxbscout:shaw is faster
mxbscout:that may explain it
PlaybookMark:***Practice Alert*** Sean Lee has been seeing kickoff coverage reps and "could kill someone"
PlaybookMark:Lee may see time on special teams for OSU
mrfolks:DON'T WASTE HIS REDSHIRT
Pezlion:i don't think he should play at this point
zeta1344:Mark, I was going to post somethign abotu Lee
Pezlion:season is half over
MyBloodisBlue:Lee is too good to sit
mrfolks:we are stacked at LB- give him an extra year
zeta1344:ive been hearing he is too good not to play, if we want our best season, he can contribute
Psu96:If that's the case MBIB, they should have played him before now
mrfolks:better than Hayes?
Pezlion:i don't think we need him for depth right now
Psu96:Hayes is very very good as well
PlaybookMark:Lee is described as an animal and some of the players "really think he is nuts"
zeta1344:we are only going to keep reloading at LB for years to come, we can afford to use his RS this year
Psu96:Big debate on whether to redshirt him or not
MyBloodisBlue:96, we need animals on special teams, and he fits the bill
Pezlion:ridenhour, sales, brown have all looked very good
Psu96:Brown has been very impressive in run support
Pezlion:i love ridenhour and kilmer on ST
mrfolks:special teams, imho, more about scheme and not one "animal"
Psu96: Good instincts, flows to the ball well and stops the ballcarrier in his tracks
Pezlion:kilmer should never see the field otherwise, but the kid is a beast on ST...reminds me of the guy from the Bills back in the day
mrfolks: steve tasker
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mrfolks:or Bill Bates if you like the NFC
Nittanylfan:I could imagine a Lee and Ginn collision ???
zeta1344:spoke to Mike Haynes yesterady.... he has moved to NC close to Matt Schmitt.. He feels his time in Chicago may be running out
Psu96:I think PSU will pooch kick to keep it away from Ginn/Holmes
PlaybookMark:A Lee/Ginn collission would not likely bode well for Ginn
mrfolks:Is Ginn playing any DB?
zeta1344:He says his teamates are tired of him talking about PSU....
Pezlion:i'm telling you, i want harrell to go head hunting early on Ginn
Nittanylfan:oh man.. would it be a worse hit than Robinson vs the Minny player ??
PlaybookMark:Ginn will likely only play offense
Pezlion:ginn isn't strong enough or physical enough to play DB
Psu96:Go old school on the Buckeye WRs like PSU did against Miami in the Fiesta Bowl. Those guys got a severe case of alligator arms in that game
mrfolks:it would be cool to see King vs. Ginn both ways
Pezlion:i said it before he even got to osu
mrfolks:wonder if that ever happened before?
Nittanylfan:Mark - do you see any MISMATCHES in this game that would be good for either team ???
Pezlion:i'd be surprised if justin sees more than 5-7 snaps on offense
Psu96:Phillips is a weak link in the secondary for PSU
PlaybookMark:Phillips concenrs me a bit...
Psu96:That's a spot to go at for OSU
Pezlion:i think phillips will be ok....he's always stepped it up as the season wears on
Nittanylfan:AP vs TG ?
PlaybookMark:yeah although they will likely have strong safety support there
Pezlion:i think these teams are clones of each other
Psu96:AP vs TG better include safety help because Phillips can't stay with Ginn speedwise
mrfolks:if we play nickel- that will put JK on GInn
Nittanylfan:that would be a nice matchup
YorkPAinPSU:no folks, doesn't Ginn play in the slot?
mrfolks:but i would think they'll move ginn around
Nittanylfan:Mark - your opinion of Ginn other than he's fast ??
mrfolks:york- you beat me to my own correction
Pezlion:nittany, i think that ends the description of ginn...fast and shifty...end of story
PlaybookMark:Ginn is a good player - problem is OSU has not done a good job getting him the ball
Psu96:that changes tomorrow IMO
Nittanylfan:can Ginn take a good hit over the middle ?
rriva:wasn't it Texas' db's that said he's easy to push around off the LOS
rriva:he doesn't like contact
Pezlion:we need to watch the reverse
Nittanylfan:remember the hit Wiiliams took in the CMU game over the middle ?
PlaybookMark:I don;t think Ginn does like contact
YorkPAinPSU:but AP isn't our most "phsical" Corner
mrfolks:especially early- they are going to try to take advantage of agressiveness
Psu96:I doubt they send Ginn over the middle anyway. Streaks, posts, and maybe slants are what they will run with him
Pezlion:i really want harrell to lay him out
PlaybookMark:Pez - really?
Nittanylfan:one thing I hope we really need to do tomorow nite - TACKLE !!
YorkPAinPSU:i just hope Harrell's wanting a huge hit doesn't leave him in the wake
Pezlion:and i'd love to see the game end with people talking about Poz and getting off AJ Hawk's jock
mrfolks:i hope lowry keeps playing well, his deep help will be key
rriva:the best thing that osu has done for psu is talk talk talk, every team that has underestimated psu, which i think osu is absolutely doing, has lost
Nittanylfan:no swiping at the players... wrap up and tackle.. GANG tackle !!
PlaybookMark:These guys have to play disciplined - they need to maintain their assignments
YorkPAinPSU:will this be connors first game back in game shape?
Pezlion:how many games did smith start last year?
YorkPAinPSU:he looked ok last week
PlaybookMark:Which is why Paterno locked down the team - he wants them to be a mystery to OSU
rriva:which i thought was a smart move
Pezlion:look, paterno's not an idiot
Psu96:AZ, AP, and JK got Santonio Holmes' comments emailed to them this week
Pezlion:you should have put harrell on that email list :-)
rriva:i've never been overly impressed with holmes, i mean, he's a good receiver, but i've never been like "wow"
zeta1344:after this week, people will know how to pronouce "Posluzney"
Nittanylfan:compare our WR's to OSU's RIVA
Pezlion:hey, i'm still not sure how to pronounce it :-)
Psu96:Do what Joe does - call him Paul P
YorkPAinPSU:"the young paul p"
Pezlion:that's what i used to think
rriva:well OSU's are certainly more experienced, they've all played in big games, so wihtout a doubt the experience goes to them
Pezlion:but so many call him Poz-Luz-Knee
mrfolks:MBIB_ how much bigger is Lee now compared to last year at this time?
rriva:they've also played against some of the nation's best db's over the years with their schedule
mrfolks:he looks A LOT bigger ont eh sidelines
Psu96:Big game experience could be a factor, but PSU's kids will have the home crowd behind them. I just hope they don't press early in the game and make mistakes.
MyBloodisBlue:he is bigger mrfolks
rriva:on the whole, i think that OSU's are better
Pezlion:i ask again, how many games has Smith started...anyone know?
PlaybookMark:Lee has added a lot of size - fast and aggressive - "he's flat out scary"
MyBloodisBlue:he looks like he is ready
rriva:but, that's not to say that PSU's are bad
MyBloodisBlue:that isn't to say he is mentally ready, I wouldn't know
rriva:i don't htink you can go wrong with either
PlaybookMark:I don't think Smith has started many
rriva:although i still think this offense misses Rubin
PorterandHastings:Sorry I'm late - youse all talk about Richardson vs Kudla?
Pezlion:was OSU-scUM in the big house last year?
Psu96:He split time with Zwick last year, started against Michigan
PSUSem:no, it was at osu
Nittanylfan:its in the big house this year
Pezlion:so he's never had a road game
Pezlion:not a real one anyway
rriva:interesting, never realized that
PlaybookMark:OSU has not been stellar in night road games
Psu96:He played in their games last year some.
mrfolks:maybe he should tallk to J.Lord!
Pezlion:this will be a big key
PSUSem:yeah, i'm interested to see how osu comes out for their first night game
YorkPAinPSU:woody pick psu in OT, what a goofball
Pezlion:Smith isn't the headiest QB, and he's erratic
Psu96:I would love to see one of those Jammal Lord floater specials from Troy Smith
Psu96:AZ to the house
Pezlion:the crowd could rattle him bigtime
PSUBETA:Back in the saddle
mxbscout:Hey folks, I'm going to grab the entire chat from here back to post on the site. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to keep chatting.