FOS Audio: O-line Talk

Bill Kenney, Stefen Wisniewski and Mickey Shuler talk about the Nittany Lions' offensive front. We caught up with them at a Big 33 event last week.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Penn State offensive line coach Bill Kenney, along with Stefen Wisniewski and Mickey Shuler, attended an event sponsored by the Big 33 at the Antique Auto Museum in Hershey Thursday evening.

Kenney and the two players were in good spirits during the event. After apologizing that Daryll Clark and Stephfon Green were unable to attend as announced due to a conflict with a presentation at Thursday's Penn State/Illinois basketball game, Kenney wasted no time in announcing that Wisniewski was moving from guard to center for the 2009 season.

Citing experience as a major factor, given that the center is responsible for calling out all blocking assignments in the Penn State scheme, and expressing confidence in the quality of "the younger guys" competing for playing time at guard, Kenney praised Wisniewski's ability to step into a leadership role. He'll replace All-American A.Q. Shipley.

Wisniewski spoke of how quickly the transition happened.

"Up until the bowl game, I was one of the younger guys learning from A.Q. and the other seniors," he said. "And within about 10 days, now I am one of those experienced guys."

Kyle Brady, a former Nittany Lion and New England Patriots tight end, injected some humor into the discussion when Shuler and Kenney began talking about plans to use the tight ends more after losing the wide receiver trio of Deon Butler, Jordon Norwood and Derrick Williams.

"Yeah, yeah, Joe's been saying that since I was playing," Brady quipped from the back of the room.

Check out more of that they had to say below:


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