Sweeney97:Bob what are your thoughts on Dennis Landolt, i think he played well Saturday am=nd seems tough
nittlion:I am not feeling very confident about the michigan game right now
mendy4psu:let's worry about Minny first
nittlion:need to show some precision this week at minny
PlaybookMark:Landolt has a mean streak and could prove to be a solid lineman
psunittany:I feel ok about the UM game..... that atmosphere will be worth 7 pts.....
psunittany:UM LBs worry me.....they could be everywhere
BobLichtenfels:I always liked Landolt very solid kid and I'll take wrestlers any day of the week
PlaybookMark:Penn State has an 11-game home win streak on the line with U-M
NewYorkNittany:here's one for you bob: a recruit was waiting to go in on sat who was wearing a gray sweatshirt that said cross football in maroon. any idea?
nittlion:UM's D looks good and they will score some points on us i think
alex1968:for the amount of playing they will get I can't see endurance as an issue
Sweeney97:i have a feeling landolt and elisades will do very well
psunittany:I'm not worried about UM offense going crazy .. .we can contain Hart... King can make Breaston disappear, and we can double Manningham.....
mendy4psu:need to get TDs in the redzone against Mich or we have no chance
BobLichtenfels:NY maybe Holy Cross
nittlion:how will we get those TDs?
BobLichtenfels:but aren't they green/yellow in NY and Conn
am19psu:running the football, nitt
mendy4psu:how about give it Hunt
Harry8154:Why waste King on Breaston - put him on Manningham.
underscoreTom:easy...stop calling predictable plays
dragonjoe:There's a Holy Cross in South Jersey
PlaybookMark:King needs to be on Manningham and likely will be
BobLichtenfels:maybe thats it
psunittany:I think you need to double Manningham, so why waste King in a double team....
Sweeney97:king on breaston, and then double manningham
psunittany:King can make Breaston totally disappear...put 2 other guys on Manningham
am19psu:psunit, not to pick here, but when have we ever used a double team?
nittlion:Poz on Henne!
psunittany:henne sandwich ... Poz & Connor as two pieces of bread
am19psu:i would argue that a cover 2, with king moving to manningham's side would be quite effective
am19psu:assuming we can pressure from the front 4
Sweeney97:Bob, how is shady doing this year, is he back in shape yet
nittlion:Ed Johnson can add some pepper
Harry8154:I don't think Breaston is all that much of a threat - Arrigton seems to be a bigger playmaker than Breaston
BobLichtenfels:He ran for over 100 a few weeks ago
Sweeney97:is he starting yet?
nittlion:i think michigan will spread us out
BobLichtenfels:Not over Graig Cooper
nittlion:we need to get pressure on henne
am19psu:3 wr, 1 te, 1 rb, nitt?
Sweeney97:has he lost a step or is he back at full strength
Maxicat:let's take care of Cupito first
mendy4psu:exactly, to me Michigan will be just another game if we lose to Minny
BobLichtenfels:I dont think he has, he looked damn good to me when I saw him and he just got into camp
Harry8154:Cupito for Minnesota impressed me against UM and that Logan kid really looks like a good receiver
BobLichtenfels:a little rusty but still better than most
nittlion:an early td would be great against minny
Sweeney97:where do you think he stands with miami?
am19psu:bob, as an o-line guy, is the reason that minny's running game was putrid last year due to the athleticism of our lbs vs. their zone blocking scheme?
psunittany:You know how Carr's teams & UM teams in recent yrs have either been flat or been tight .. .especially on the road??....at oregon...at ND....well, guess what that HV atmosphere will do to them?
Maxicat:Logan, Wheelright and TE are solid
am19psu:putrid against us, i mean
PlaybookMark:Cupito can think on his feet, but does not deal all too well with pressure
nittlion:was UM flat at ND?
Maxicat:we jumped in front last year early
psunittany:I'm talking "recent years"...scUM always lays an egg on the road in RECENT YRS
BobLichtenfels:I think that has a lot to do with am and the fact that Minny has never really shown a pass game so you can cheat in the box as long as your DB's can cover in man
nittlion:unfortunately not usually in HV though...i don't think we can count on that
am19psu:maxi, maroney still had 20+ carries for <50 yds
Sweeney97:mark, whast the word on logan el, how is he looking on scout team?
Maxicat:Mason always comes up with something. watch for halfback pass, etc.
Harry8154:Mason really is a heckuva coach
PlaybookMark:Logan El looks good with his conditioning - getting down his fundamentals - still redshirting
Sweeney97:Bob, what were your thoughts on Logan El, is he a tough agressive player like Elisades?
nittlion:how has john shaw looked at RT?
BobLichtenfels:I dont think he is a tenacious as Big Lou
Sweeney97:mark, that sounds like a politically correct answer
Sweeney97:bob, you had to pick on guy who do you take elisades or logan el
mendy4psu:the word was he's a little soft, don't know how true
PlaybookMark:Sweeney - sorry it wasnt you wanted to hear - the guy missed a significant amount of practice and is catching up
Harry8154:Seriously, how much can you say about a freshman OLineman that is redshirting
BobLichtenfels:Ale has a ton of potential but right now I'd take Lou
PlaybookMark:Eliades has a great Shipley-esque type attitude
Sweeney97:mark, thats fine i just get the feeling logan el isnt going to be a long term player
PlaybookMark:If Ship, RO and Eliades all came together it would be a mean line
coachbuttemaker:as long as logan el keeps quitting during his lift sessions he won't see the field here
mendy4psu:add Landolt to the mix
nittlion:we need more MEAN, that's for sure
PlaybookMark:Logan Ela has work to do - his HS days didn't stress conditioning just power
mendy4psu:Runyan type players
BobLichtenfels:lets not get ahead of ourselves Mendy
dragonjoe:Anyone see the ESPN headline on John L. Smith? They are calling for his head in East Lansing
nittlion:i prefer Wis type players
Harry8154:Forget Runyan - give guys like Todd Moules from the 80s
Sweeney97:you think landolt is better suited for OG or OT, wrestler are usually better inside
mendy4psu:i'm not Bob, that's the style of play i want from the O-Line
PlaybookMark:JLS has done zip - excaept make MSU the most consistently inconsistent team in America
nittlion:runyan went to michigan
mendy4psu:mean and nasty
am19psu:dragonjoe, with the attitude areound here recently, don't you the same will happen if we lose to illinois??
dragonjoe:Good point AM
Sweeney97:bob, what are your thoughts on Wiz, think he may actaully be leaning to Mich?
nittlion:losing to illinois isn't an option
mendy4psu:we won't lose to Illinois
am19psu:just making a counterexample, nitt
mendy4psu:thought Juice Williams is looking like a pretty good player
PlaybookMark:no way PSU should lose to ILL
BobLichtenfels:Wiz is a very tough nut to crack, sometimes I have absolutely no idea what he is thinking; he is a rarity in recruiting
nittlion:psu will put a hurtin on the juice
coachbuttemaker:bob he is toying with you because you're a Pitt fan. ;o)
dragonjoe:I think PSU is capable of beating Illinois due to a talent gap. Which is better than where we were 3 years ago
am19psu:guys, it was just a counterexample... i wasn't implying that the illinois game will be close
PlaybookMark:MSU does this EVERY year - beats or nearly beats a team they shouldnt and implodes against a doormat
Sweeney97:anyone know what happend to Zack Zeglinski, he was a pref walk on last year, hurt his knee sr year, did he transfer?
mendy4psu:Michigan is going to take them to the woodshed this weekend
coachbuttemaker:bob what do you know about Darius Kenney a TB from Hudson catholic in NJ?
dragonjoe:It's a trap game for Mich
mendy4psu:what's up with Klopacz? Is he still on the team?
nittlion:msu is DOA this year now
Harry8154:PSU has more talent than 6 of the 7 remaning teams and I think they are even - talent wise - with Michigan. One of the big reasons why Michigan is undefeated is they are pretty veteran team. Also, Ron English seems to get more out of these guys.
am19psu:4-8 final record for msu
dragonjoe:Could LJ Sr. end up in East Lansing?
PlaybookMark:Doug Rheam is out for the year and maybe his career - has a vessel burst in his brain with a hit recently in practice
nittlion:geez, hope he is ok
PlaybookMark:he should be - but the coaches don;t take that lightly
Harry8154:Bob - do you think Mark Wedderburn is big time prospect?
am19psu:anyone watching the tulsa/so miss game?
PlaybookMark:Remember Jonathan Jackson? He's been medically approved to play by doctors, but not PSU docs - they see the brain issues as way too risky in football
vjgkam:hello fellow PSu fans
mendy4psu:PBMark, what's the story with Klopacz? Is he still on the team?
BobLichtenfels:Harry Im not totally sold yet
PlaybookMark:mendy - good question I haven't heard a lot about him I'll see what I can dig up (EDITORS NOTE: Klopacz is still listed on the PSU roster).
BobLichtenfels:He needs to get more physical
am19psu:good call, leyland
mendy4psu:predictions for Minny? PSU 24 Minny 20
PlaybookMark:On a good note the team has been working extra "close quarter" red zone reps - which likely isn't a shock to anyone
am19psu:psu 17 minny 7
HowardStern:did we work on more jump balls to Peretta?
Maxicat:what's close quarter?
PlaybookMark:Running a lot of ground plays in the redzone - concern is Morelli's tendency to force balls in tight yardage routes
vjgkam:closed quarter red zone reps??
mendy4psu:yeah Stern, he's been running routes on top of Chris Bell's shoulders
PlaybookMark:Maxi - "close quarter" is when a play has a very tight amount of yardage to be run in - so anything inside the red zone is called a "close quarter" drill
couples:Bob, do you think Muldrow has written offer and has anything changed with WIZ?
vjgkam:they should be beyond that
dragonjoe:Is Bell the real deal? Man, he looks like a stud
PlaybookMark:Morelli has to lay the heat off passes for the coaches (Paterno) to get comfortable with crossing routes
BobLichtenfels:I do Couples, no reason to lie about it and I think the staff likes his potential
BobLichtenfels:Nothing new on Wiz
vjgkam:We have the red zone talent......why can't we execute?
am19psu:didn't i see someone have really good things to say about muldrow on the board recently?
nittlion:no more jump balls to 5'9" guys, please...dwill included
PlaybookMark:Morelli - he needs to not force balls inside the 20 yard range
couples:I saw the Harrisburg game and he and the Pitt recruit struggled
underscoreTom:5'9...that'd be peretta in platform shoes
Harry8154:Yeah, but Bob if he has a written offer and he seems pretty high on PSU, why hasn't he verablled? He's also only speaks of taking an unofficial to the Michigan game - I have never read where he mentions an official visit
PlaybookMark:They should run the Bell, Wallace, Rubin, McDonald set inside the 20
mrfolks:has McDonald seen the field this year?
Maxicat:Norwood has not been in fhe mix much.. crossing routes
am19psu:at ysu folks
mendy4psu:can Wallace play WR, haven't seen him catch a pass yet?
BobLichtenfels:I watched the game I dont think they did that bad, the QB was horrible
vjgkam:heres a legit question...the OSU game last year swayed a number of recruits.....will we have a simiilar game this year?
PlaybookMark:McDonald has seen action in 4 games
PlaybookMark:I am not sure if McDonald has had a ball tossed in his direction yet though
dragonjoe:Do you think one game can swing a recruit? It is such an important decision for someone 18 that I hope they wouldn't decide based on 1 game
mendy4psu:AJ Wallace last year
BobLichtenfels:lots did based on OSU last year
PlaybookMark:They are focusing more on running plays inside the redzone so far in practice though
Maxicat:give it to Hunt
mrfolks:hopefully T Hunt running plays, not Morelli running plays
CarolinaDave:bob L.---any lesean mccoy updates?
couples:Thanks Bob. Have you seen film on Green?
PlaybookMark:That is what they are working Hunt and some Williams - Wallace has seen reps too, but the limited reps to him in games is baffling
Harry8154:Weren't there reports last year about how high the coaches were on McDonald and that they even considered not redshirting him?
mendy4psu:I hate to say this but Jimmy Claussen might be the best HS QB that I have ever seen
BobLichtenfels:I saw a few minutes of Green...Nothing new on Shady either
nittlion:cause he is 20
PlaybookMark:Harry - yes
BobLichtenfels:Mendy are you smokin something tonight
vjgkam:Bob L ...odds/ thoughts on Liberty (Bethlehem) winning the state championship this year??
CarolinaDave:even wallace as a decoy
BobLichtenfels:Woody High will win AAAA
mendy4psu:what Bob, is Bostick better
PlaybookMark:Wallace just being on the field is a major weapon
BobLichtenfels:AA will be TJ
Harry8154:What about Harrisburg - aren't they AAAA?
mendy4psu:I hate ND but Claussen has a very nice release and throws a beautiful ball
nittlion:any chance they give others a chance at returning punts? I think Deon would be good
BobLichtenfels:A Southern Columbia
am19psu:damn, i was hoping to get some selinsgrove love from you
mendy4psu:the Seals romped Berwick last week
BobLichtenfels:I like Harrisburg alot but they are like the MIchigan State of high school ball
BobLichtenfels:If they keep it together and stay healthy they could win it all
am19psu:hopefully the TJ/Selinsgrove game will be in Altoona in the playoffs... I think it will be a great game (assuming they both get there)
BobLichtenfels:Chevy Troutmans little bro plays at Selingsgrove I believe
am19psu:my alma mater... my uncle is the bball coach
CarolinaDave:playing peretta over bell and wallace is mind-boggling too
vjgkam:Gotta go..... watch Liberty....they will rock...there is a reasion kids are transferring in.........under the radar...
BobLichtenfels:I have a guy filming them this year I think, not sure which week
nittlion:two years from now...starting CB opposite JK...Davis or Wallace?
Harry8154:Bob - who is the nex great QB to come out of Western PA?
BobLichtenfels:I like Josh Vick from Kiski but he blew his knee out last week
vjgkam:I'm beginning to think that Bob only answers questions he's comfortable answering
couples:JK will be gone
BobLichtenfels:what did I not answer?
vjgkam:tell us about Liberty
mrfolks:it'll be wallace and sarge from the looks of it
mrfolks:won't davis be gone?
BobLichtenfels:I didn't think that was a question, looked like a comment to me
vjgkam:they WILL win a state championship...they HAVE kids transferring in...
Harry8154:What year is Vick and how big is he?
BobLichtenfels:and I did respond saying that one of my guys will be filming them
vjgkam:I asked what you thought their chances were
Maxicat:both Davis and King are sophs
mrfolks:oh right, davis redshirted.... sorry
BobLichtenfels:I'm beginning to question your reading comprehension..lol
PlaybookMark:Many fans dont like Perretta, but he has shown the coaches consistency - I am not clear as to what Bell and Wallace have done to see 1-2 plays per game though
Maxicat:one true, one red
BobLichtenfels:I have not seen them yet, Vg, hence the we will be filming them
PlaybookMark:Lots of fans didn; want to believe Tony Davis is a solid CB
vjgkam:take care Bob.....good luck
Maxicat:you have to figure they don't have the timing down on routes
BobLichtenfels:Man, some folks just cant be pleased with any answers
mrfolks:PBM- problem is he is compared to King continuously
underscoreTom:Perretta only has one more catch than Bell, but has gotten a lot more PT
am19psu:i still like you, bob
mendy4psu:Bob, what don't you like about Claussen?
mendy4psu:you obviously have seen more HS QBs than I have but he looked like the best I have ever come across
couples:Bob, Has Marks improved this year?
PlaybookMark:Davis is fast and smart - he was a hidden gem in his recruiting class - overshadowed by Connor, Morelli, Shipley and Harrison
nittlion:apparently AJ Wallace's playbook only has two plays in it "Reverse" and "Direct Handoff"
BobLichtenfels:He is older than everyone, he keeps the ball very high and he is surrounded by great players
BobLichtenfels:He is very good, but Best ever?
mendy4psu:who's the best you have ever seen?
BobLichtenfels:couples I have new film coming in on him next week
PlaybookMark:What surprises me is that despite PSU not recruiting Ohio well they have the likes of Davis, Cadogan, Johnson and Price - although most arent a fan of Price
BobLichtenfels:Thats a tough question..I'd really have to think about it
am19psu:adam moyer, selinsgrove, 1997
am19psu:there you go
am19psu:see how easy that was
mendy4psu:Ron Pawlus, lol
BobLichtenfels:alright folks Im out have to go bath the demon seeds
am19psu:have a good night bob
PlaybookMark:Hunt seems to be hitting his stride - averaging 130 yards last three games
mendy4psu:Hunt's the man
mendy4psu:is Levi's injury worse than originally thought or holding him out because of the turf?
CarolinaDave:mark---davis got torched in the big 33, that is why many soured on him
am19psu:or because the staff isn't all that worried about minny?
mendy4psu:i don't believe that am
PlaybookMark:No Levi's injury is "minor" - coaches dont feel they need him for Minney - if they have issues off the RE they will put him in
PlaybookMark:Well, the turf is notorious for knee injuries so why risk it heading into your biggest game left on the docket?
am19psu:PBM, what's your prediction for the game? or do i have to wait till thursday?
mendy4psu:well that answer is fine if they say turf but saying they don't need him against Minny is crazy
PlaybookMark:I need to look at a few more things with Minny before i call it
nittlion:i hope the coaches and team play like they "don't need him for Minny"
PlaybookMark:mendy - all I can tell you is that folks around the program feel they are in good shape without him and it's a risk with the turf
mendy4psu:they like Auletta that much?
PlaybookMark:Auletta has shown promise
am19psu:who is minny's re? is he any good?
am19psu:i mean cal and purdue seemed to throw at will, esp in the 2nd half against them
PlaybookMark:I am more concerned with Cadogan than Auletta
mendy4psu:Cal has a fantastic offense
mendy4psu:and Purdue's is pretty good too
PlaybookMark:Cal will give USC a real game
PlaybookMark:I thought Purdue would beat ND's D
am19psu:i'm still not sold on purdue, but i agree, the tenny game was an abberration for cal
mendy4psu:wow, Payne from Minny has 7 TDs already
am19psu:yeah, but 4 were against temple
PlaybookMark:Minny lost a ton from last year
mendy4psu:just caught that myself
mendy4psu:2 against Mich
PlaybookMark:they are not the team they were last year - still shocked PSU demolished them like they did
am19psu:he was their only offense vs. scum
mendy4psu:Mich let up after the big early lead
nittlion:minny was never in that game
am19psu:pbm, i asked bob about this... is it because our athletic lbs matchup so well against their vaunted zone blocking scheme
mrfolks:the refs did everything they could to keep minny out of that game
mendy4psu:Minny could've got it to 7 with plenty of time left but they turned it over on downs in the red zone
nittlion:minny gave up big pass plays
PlaybookMark:The LBs will be key because they use the zone to create lanes between the tackles that shift wide - the LBs speed will be an edge PSU needs to use
am19psu:i almost wonder if we should use a traditional 4-3 against that playing a base technique
am19psu:(as if i know what i'm talking about)
PlaybookMark:Minny's ground game is their O focus - so the LBs have to attack the holes -particularly Poz and shift the runs wide
mrfolks:i thought cupito looks a lot better this year than last
mendy4psu:T.Palko is leading the nation in passing efficiency
nittlion:minny deserves to get crushed for causing us all these problems with scheduling and tv coverage!
PlaybookMark:Cupito has grown - he makes better reads, but he flusters easily - Bradley needs to apply some pressure - I think Alford and Johnson could have big opportunities
mendy4psu:Minny is allowing 400 yds a game
mrfolks:that TD pass he threw for their 1st score was perfect
nittlion:plus, cupito thinks our LBs graduated
mrfolks:did he say that, nitt?
PlaybookMark:lol - God help him
nittlion:something like that...can't remember the exact quote
mendy4psu:wait til he watches film this week
Playland:I think he confused us with OSU
mrfolks:have a good nite fellas