There's no reason we can't compete for a Big Ten title this year, said Posluszny, the Butkus-winning linebacker who helped key State's conference title effort in 2005.
Though neither player is considered a rah-rah type of vocal leader, Brown believes that have done a good job keeping the team focused during the off-season. One of the keys, he explained, is heading off problems before head coach Joe Paterno and company are forced to step in.
You'd rather keep the coaches as uninvolved as possible, the offensive tackle said with a smile. It makes things easier.
Hear what else Posluszny and Brown had to say in our audio file below.