Thursday's session saw a bit of a change with the defensive line as Ollie Ogbu moved down to the second team and Chris Baker moved up to the first team with Jared Odrick. The second-team unit saw a heavy rotation between Ogbu, Phillip Taylor, Tom McEowen and Abe Koroma. Koroma returned to practice this week, but is "easing his way back into things."
In terms of Ogbu's demotion, "I am not sure if it is a motivational thing or what. He had a few issues with some drills," one observer said. "But emotions are so high I think the coaches just have a short tolerance for [mistakes] right now."
After taking a hard hit which had him take a break from late drills Wednesday, quarterback Anthony Morelli was back at the helm of the first team Thursday. Morelli has "had ups and downs," as one observer said. "It's not his performance against the scout team that's the issue," another observer explained.
Leavin' On a Jet Plane
Penn State is scheduled to depart from Lasch Building via bus for the University Park Airport around 3:15 p.m. Friday. The team is staying at the Holiday Inn at Urbana.
Stay tuned to FightOnState.com for more updates as they come into us.