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  1. Penn State spring predictions: No. 4

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The countdown of Penn State spring practice predictions continues. And, between new contributors and a new coaching staff, there will be plenty to watch in Happy Valley this spring. So this prediction really shouldn't come as a s...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  2. Franklin hires two more assistant coaches

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- James Franklin finally appears to be finished with his coaching staff. According to numerous reports -- and by family members and other assistants on Twitter -- former Temple wideouts coach Terry Smith will join the Penn Stat...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. Recruits react to Franklin hiring at PSU

    Tom VanHaaren

    Penn State has hired former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin to take over the vacant head-coaching position in Happy Valley. With a coaching change coming so close to signing da, there are always recruiting implications, and this one seems to be posit...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  4. O'Brien a Coach of the Year finalist

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien and Penn State finished the 2013 season at 7-5, with one more loss compared to an 8-4 campaign in his first season. But his coaching performance was still enough to qualify him as a finalist for the Liberty Mutual C...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  5. Early look at Purdue Boilermakers

    Josh Moyer

    Every day this week, NittanyNation will continue taking a closer look at a different game this season and how the matchup stacks up for PSU. Up today: Purdue. Darrell Hazell finished last season with one of the nation's most impressive coaching pe...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. WR Godwin taking time with recruitment

    Josh Moyer

    Chris Godwin (Middletown, Del./Middletown) insisted he felt no pressure from Penn State's coaching staff to commit. But the ESPN Watch List wideout said he could still read between the lines. He expects the Nittany Lions to take no more than two r...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  7. Visitors' list: Lots of talent heading to PSU

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's junior day this weekend figures to be more intimate than in years past. With fewer scholarships, the coaching staff didn't need to invite 60 recruits to Happy Valley. Instead, it seems to be focusing more on a co...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  8. PSU hires Anthony Midget as safeties coach

    Josh Moyer

    Penn State has filled its open coaching position by hiring former Georgia State defensive coordinator Anthony Midget. Midget will coach the safeties, while John Butler -- who replaced Ted Roof as Penn State's defensive coordinator -- will continue...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  9. O'Brien earns 3rd national coaching honor

    Josh Moyer

    Bill O'Brien added yet another national coaching honor to his resume Thursday night, becoming the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year. Joe Paterno won the first-ever Bear Bryant Award after leading the Nittany Lions to the 1986 national championship. Pe...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  10. High school freshman receives big offer

    Josh Moyer

    Rahshaun Smith, a high school freshman, can't yet drive without supervision -- he's just 15 years old -- but he already received his fourth scholarship offer Friday from another major football program. This time, Penn State's coaching staff called...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  11. O'Brien named Maxwell Club's COY

    Josh Moyer

    Bill O'Brien reeled in another coaching honor on Wednesday by becoming the Maxwell Football Club's Coach of the Year, according to a Penn State spokesman. O'Brien's name has been a fixture on award lists since he helped Penn State overcome the sa...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  12. Official visits to Penn State this weekend

    Josh Moyer

    More than a dozen recruits and commits will converge on Happy Valley for their official visits this weekend, and Penn State's coaching staff is hoping it might earn at least one more commitment. A majority of Penn State's 13 commits will drive or ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  13. Q&A: 2013 LB George Vinson talks PSU

    Josh Moyer

    George Vinson (Damascus, Md./Damascus) could be the "next man up" when it comes to scholarship offers. The 2013 linebacker said Penn State's coaching staff likely will let him know by Dec. 4 if there's an offer in his future. NittanyNation recentl...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  14. 2014 CB Omar Truitt high on Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    2014 cornerback Omar Truitt (Washington D.C./St. John's College) believes a Penn State offer could soon be on the way. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound junior said he's received handwritten letters every week from the coaching staff, and he's remained in ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  15. Big recruiting weekend for Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    Penn State's coaching staff is busy every week with recruiting, but the days leading up to the Ohio State game carry more buzz than usual. Bill Kavanaugh, director of player personnel, will receive close to 300 emails and phone calls a day. Kavana...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  16. Players responding to coaches' honesty

    Josh Moyer

    What's the biggest change with this new coaching staff? John Urschel, who performs brain-teasers as part of a pregame ritual, paused so long for that question that a moderator asked if he was still on the phone. "I'm here," the offensive guard ...

    Blog | October 04, 2012