"[The coaches] are giving him time to recover rather than rush him into things," one observer said. "He's had previous issues with his ankles, so they want to avoid doing anything that could make it worse or recurring. It's already been a recurring issue."
On his call-in show Thursday, PSU coach Joe Paterno said Green will not make the trip to Michigan this week.
"He's running tough and is getting better with reads and lateral cuts in traffic. Both guys may have an opportunity though," one observer said.
According to another, "I like Brandon's aggressiveness. He can really his a hit. Brent has size, but I think he needs to just work on using it better to deliver a hit — lower that shoulder more."
Linebacker Michael Zordich has been moved to fullback, where Beachum had been. -30-