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  1. PSU position preview: Offensive linemen

    Josh Moyer

    As part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation will preview a different position leading up to the season opener against Syracuse on Saturday. Up today: Offensive linemen. Projected starters: Adam Gress (6-foot-6, 320 pounds), John Urschel (6-3, 301)...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  2. Springing ahead: 5 players to watch

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- With spring practice less than two weeks away, NittanyNation takes a look at five players fans should keep an eye on. 5. CB Da'Quan Davis, sophomore Last year's stat line: Five tackles, one fumble recovery, three pass brea...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  3. Looking ahead: Offensive line

    Josh Moyer

    In the next week, NittanyNation will be taking a glance at different positions and their outlook for next season. OFFENSIVE LINE Who: A healthy Donovan Smith could be the star on this line for the next few years, but offensive guards John Ursc...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  4. Position review: Complete overview

    Josh Moyer

    During the last two weeks, NittanyNation has reviewed each of Penn State's positions -- complete with summaries, grades, highlights and weaknesses. For the final review, NittanyNation gives a quick-hitting overview of each position, along with eac...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  5. Position review: Offensive line

    Josh Moyer

    Every day during the next two weeks, NittanyNation will take a closer look at each position and how Penn State fared over the course of the season. Up today: Offensive line There were some early growing pains, especially when Donovan Smith's in...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  6. Five most improved players since Week 1

    Josh Moyer

    NittanyNation asked several players for their opinions and also looked at the tape to find Penn State's five most improved players since Week 1: 1. RB Zach Zwinak He entered Week 1 as a player vying to become the fourth option at tailback: Bill B...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  7. Notebook: Kinnick Stadium a challenge

    Josh Moyer

    Right tackle Mike Farrell still remembers the cold crawling up his arms, the 15-mph winds and the black-and-yellow crowd that buzzed like a nest of yellow jackets. Penn State's last trip to Kinnick Stadium was more than two years ago, but Farrell ...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  8. Practice notebook: Belton still missing

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Another open practice, another question at tailback. Bill Belton missed the beginning of Wednesday's open practice, but Derek Day stretched and practiced with the running backs. Day is recovering from a separated shoulder, an...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  9. Practice notebook: Zwinak at No. 1

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Zach Zwinak, you're up. With Bill Belton limited because of a sprained left ankle -- seemingly wrapped with a roll of tape -- and Derek Day nursing a shoulder injury, Penn State reached down deep on the depth chart for Wednes...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  10. Notebook: Underdog role OK with PSU

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Michael Zordich gave a slight shrug when he was told Virginia was favored by 10.5 points earlier this week. "Underdog pretty much means nothing to us," the fullback said. "I think we've been there for awhile now." Michael ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  11. Offense seeking balance

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien didn't have to pause and search for an answer when asked about this week's offensive game plan. To O'Brien, the solution to Saturday's maladies seemed obvious. "We've got to be more balanced," the first-year head...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  12. Kyle Carter becoming a favorite target

    Josh Moyer

    Kyle Carter isn't sure where he'd be without Bill O'Brien. But he has a few guesses -- struggling to gain an extra 20 pounds, likely standing on the sideline and certainly not grabbing six catches in the opener. That's why, the redshirt freshman s...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  13. Derek Day ready for more carries

    Josh Moyer

    Derek Day felt the snap. He knew something --- ligaments, tendons, bones -- broke inside of him as if it were made of plastic. The senior at Central Dauphin High School thought his career might be over. The tailback tried to carry a pile of blue-h...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  14. Notebook: Tuesday practice

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Matt McGloin dropped back and rehearsed some draws early Tuesday evening while quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher barked some encouragement. "Bam!" Fisher yelled when the football hit Bill Belton's stomach. "C'mon! Good!" B...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  15. Six PSU starting spots still up for grabs

    Josh Moyer

    Penn State released its Week 1 depth chart Monday, and six starting spots remain up for grabs. A closer look at each battle: Right tackle: Mike Farrell vs. Adam Gress Synopsis: Gress was named starter in the spring, but Farrell's had a solid c...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  16. Notebook: Tight ends primed for breakout

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Kyle Carter let out a laugh. He had no idea how many formations the Nittany Lions had installed. The tight end had long since lost count. "The playbook's about two inches thick, maybe three," he said with a smile. "It's real c...

    Blog | August 26, 2012