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  1. Penn State spring predictions: No. 1

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- We've finally reached the end of this week's countdown, which involves five predictions for the spring. Up today is a look at who's going to step up into a leadership role ... CB Jordan Lucas emerges as the defense's vo...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. Overview: PSU 2014 defensive signees

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The signees' breakdown continues now with defense. You can find the overview of the offensive signees here. And, once again, here's a list of the early enrollees that are not included here. LB Troy Reeder (Wilmington, Del....

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  3. Video: PSU safety Jesse Della Valle

    ESPN.com staff

    Josh Moyer talks with Penn State safety Jesse Della Valle about defensive coordinator John Butler and the Nittany Lions defense....

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  4. What we learned: Week 7

    Josh Moyer

    Lesson learned from Penn State's 43-40 quadruple OT win against Michigan in Week 7: 1. Penn State can make plays when it needs to, after all: Against Central Florida, the defense couldn't make a key stop when it needed. With Indiana, the team impl...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  5. Planning for success: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Linebacker Glenn Carson wants redemption. First he endured a loss to UCF where his defense gave up 507 yards. Then came Indiana, where the Hoosiers racked up 486 yards and 44 points. Penn State was favored in both games. S...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  6. What we learned: Week 6

    Brian Bennett

    Lesson learned (the hard way) from Penn State's 44-24 loss at Indiana in Week 6: 1. The issues with the pass defense are real and worrisome: Penn State players didn't want to relive their loss to UCF this week when talking about Indiana. But the d...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  7. Five things: Penn State at Indiana

    Josh Moyer

    The Nittany Lions' defense will get another chance at showing UCF was just an aberration in their first real road test of the season. Here's what we'll be watching in Penn State's conference opener against Indiana: Secondary issues a primary probl...

    Blog | October 05, 2013
  8. Five things: Penn State-Kent State

    Josh Moyer

    The Nittany Lions' defense will seek redemption at Beaver Stadium after a disappointing performance last week. Here's what we'll be watching in Penn State's final non-conference game before the Big Ten season. Turning around the defense: PSU surre...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  9. Sanctions, depth impact Penn State defense

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's fiery defensive coordinator, John Butler, just crossed his arms and stared up at the big screen after UCF's third touchdown Saturday. Maybe he just needed to make sure this was real, that he wasn't trapped in a n...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  10. PSU defense disappoints in loss to UCF

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Deion Barnes stared blankly ahead once the coaches shook hands near midfield. There was no changing the blinking lights on the scoreboard. Barnes hurriedly unbuckled his chin strap and headed to the tunnel. The defensive end'...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  11. Does PSU fit the criteria of a champion?

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- With a fresh-faced quarterback and a revamped defense, no one is going to confuse Penn State with a national-title caliber team this season. True, the sanctions will prevent PSU from making a bowl game through the 2015 season...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  12. Penn State spring wrap

    Josh Moyer

    2012 record: 8-4 2012 conference record: 6-2 (second, Leaders Division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 6, kicker/punter: 2 Top returners RB Zach Zwinak, WR Allen Robinson, TE Kyle Carter, OG John Urschel, OT Donovan Smith, DE Deion ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  13. Video: LB Mike Hull on PSU defense

    NittanyNation

    Josh Moyer talks with Penn State linebacker Mike Hull about his new role with the defense and which players have stepped up....

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  14. Safeties coach Midget talks transition, DBs

    Josh Moyer

    Safeties coach Anthony Midget didn't dwell on the difficulties of becoming accustomed to another defense or meshing with his players' personalities after less than three months on the job. No, the assistant coach who was hired Feb. 14 instead used...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  15. Practice notes: Defense shows up QBs

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien wasn't overly pleased with his quarterbacks at the beginning of Wednesday's practice. The fiery coach yelled early on at the four signal-callers, "You do not want me to play quarterback, because I can't throw." T...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  16. Run-ons overview: Defense/special teams

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien has constantly emphasized the importance of his run-on program, and his hope is this will allow him to add needed depth during a time of sanctions and scholarship reductions. Penn State's head coach said last wee...

    Blog | February 11, 2013