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  1. Comparing Hackenberg to past elite QBs

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Christian Hackenberg has made just 15 starts, but there is no shortage of hype surrounding the Penn State quarterback: One AFC scout recently called him the top quarterback in college football, and The Sporting News asked months...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Criticism motivates PSU offensive line

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State left tackle Donovan Smith already knows what this article is going to say. Clips and columns about Penn State's offensive line have revolved around a central theme the last five months: This unit likely isn't going...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  3. PSU TE James lauded for freakish ability

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Jesse James is a freak of nature. Really, there's no other way to describe the 6-foot-7, 272-pound tight end. Coaches and teammates tried their best Saturday to brainstorm other fitting adjectives or ways to encapsulate the j...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. Pro day notebook: A-Rob ignoring criticism

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Go ahead, underestimate Allen Robinson. He doesn't care; he's used to it. Robinson was a consensus two-star prospect in high school. He caught three passes as a college freshman. And, before his sophomore season, the media fo...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  5. Comparing Hackenberg to past B1G QBs

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg hasn't even completed two weeks of spring practice, so it's still anybody's guess how the reigning Big Ten freshman of the year will perform in 2014. But, over the last 25 years, fi...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  6. PSU's impactful recruiting classes: No. 3

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - We've reached the middle of this week's countdown, which is ranking Penn State's most impactful recruiting classes of the past decade. Up next is a class that was responsible for a half-dozen All-Big Ten selections. No. 3 m...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  7. Pros & cons of PSU coach candidates

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's coaching search news is starting to heat up around Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, but nothing definitive has surfaced. Al Golden appeared to be a favorite over the weekend -- several outlets reported he had tak...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  8. A-Rob's departure big blow to PSU offense

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State received another bit of news Thursday that it hoped not to hear, but this move was long expected: Junior wideout Allen Robinson is declaring early for the NFL draft. He leaves Happy Valley as a two-time Big Ten rec...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  9. O'Brien not disloyal for following dream

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- After days of speculation and weeks of unease among Nittany Nation, the Bill O'Brien carousel appears to have finally come to a stop. According to reports, he's leaving Penn State for the Houston Texans. Even the most naive P...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  10. Speculation of O'Brien to NFL is premature

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien is probably heading to the Houston Texans. Wait, no -- the Vikings. Actually, Washington is intriguing because of its young quarterbacks. Scratch that, the Giants have location on their side. It's another cold De...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  11. Is Robinson PSU's best-ever wideout?

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The debate's been raging in Happy Valley dorm rooms, tailgates and bars for the past few weeks: Is Allen Robinson the greatest Penn State receiver of all-time? One glance at the stats is all it takes to make a quick case for ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  12. Sam Ficken went from Penn State's goat to hero in 11 weeks

    Josh Moyer

    Penn State's Sam Ficken was the worst kicker in football last season, especially if you believe Twitter. But with the help of a Pro Bowler and a change in technique, Ficken set a school record for consecutive made field goals earlier this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  13. Seeing green with the PSU-UCF game

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Dan Rooney hoped to see Ireland host an NFL game, but the Pittsburgh Steelers' chairman -- and former ambassador to Ireland -- said he was pleased to see Penn State and Central Florida agree to face each other in Dublin next Aug...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  14. Q&A: 2015 OL Hoge talks PSU, recruitment

    Josh Moyer

    2015 OL Tristen Hoge (Pocatello, Idaho/Highland) flew into State College about three weeks ago for a one-day camp and left with a PSU offer. Since then, he's also picked up offers from LSU and Notre Dame. NittanyNation recently caught up with Hoge...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  15. Polling the players: Watching the draft?

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- NittanyNation asked several Penn State players on Monday about their Pro Day numbers and whether they planned on watching the NFL draft. Here's what they had to say: Jordan Hill, defensive tackle, 6-foot-1, 303 pounds C...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  16. Notebook: CB Morris impresses with speed

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Cornerback Stephon Morris couldn't suppress a grin when he stepped outside Holuba Hall right after Penn State's pro day. With a white business card from the New England Patriots in hand, Morris said he spoke with several team...

    Blog | March 11, 2013