PRESEASON: Week 1 Rundown

While other media outlets are starting their Penn State preseason football coverage Friday with the team's Media Day, has been in full swing all week. See what you may have missed with excerpts from our exclusive practice reports. is THE source other media outlets depend on for their Penn State football coverage. And while they're just getting introduced to the PSU team happenings at Friday's Media Day, FOS is the one source who has had consistent, unique, inside coverage of the team all off-season and through the early preseason reps.

Here is a rundown of the original, inside reports we have featured all week:

August 4: Nittany Notes: Summer Clean Up

The workouts early this week are light in shorts, shirts and helmets, which will afford the wideouts to continue their route work. "The receivers will work timing a ton. It's less for them though and more for the...Read more

August 4: Nittany Notes: Practice Breakdown

We have since learned that for the first week of practice, at least, a couple of young linebackers will get a look on offense. Redshirt freshman Andrew Dailey will see snaps at H-back and perhaps tight end, and true freshman Michael Zordich will...Read more

August 5: Nittany Notes: Makin' Moves

In a session held indoors at Holuba Hall, the team ran some basic technique drills and "got some route work in." Despite the low-key approach to the preseason's kickoff, the coaches got right into some position shifts, which they typically experiment with this time of year. Keep in mind that these moves are not necessarily...Read more

August 6: Nittany Notes: Safety Patrol

Astorino played safety and corner in the spring but is a full-time safety now. Moved up to the second team as a true frosh in 2007. Despite making several road trips, the staff kept him in a redshirt. Teammates have raved about...Read more

August 6: Nittany Notes: Got Your Back

Stupar is a player who has received consistent praise since he played Illinois linebacker J. Lehman on the scout team last season, Stupar shadowed Lee throughout the off-season. Many observers feel he has the speed to play the weak side, but he is penciled in at the...Read more

August 6: Short Report: QB Situation

"Both have looked good," one observer said. Interestingly enough, in specific practices, the first-team reps have not been split down the middle. Rather, each QB is getting a...Read more

August 7: Short Report: Lineman Leaving?

Multiple sources are reporting to that Penn State redshirt freshman guard Josh Marks has taken a leave of absence from the program and is considering a transfer. Our sources say no...Read more

August 7: Shirt Report: A.J. Price

"He's coming in really cold," an observer explained. "Every one of his [freshmen] teammates have had a month or so to get into the workouts and conditioning and get some time with the playbook. Price has to do all of that on...Read more

August 7: Nittany Notes: Line Dancing

In the meantime, Eliades remains the primary backup at right tackle. If something were to happen to Cadogan at the all-important left tackle spot, we'd expect the staff to move...Read more

August 7: Short Report: Line Gets Thinner

Thursday morning, we broke the news that Penn State redshirt freshman guard Josh Marks is considering transferring out of the program. Now comes news that another reserve offensive lineman is being held out of preseason drills. Observers say...Read more

August 8: Nittany Notes: Catching On

With great size (6-foot-6, 237 pounds) and good speed, "Brett [Brackett] can really create mismatches off the line," an observer explained. "He's got to nail down his...Read more

And this is just the first week...

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