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  1. Bill O'Brien likes PSU's secondary depth

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last summer, Penn State's defensive backs used outside criticism for motivation. The Lions' secondary had to replace all four starters and Malcolm Willis and Stephon Morris reminded everyone of the gloomy forecast many had for the back four. "We'r...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  2. Early look at Big Ten's free-agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Only 22 Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2013 NFL draft, the league's lowest total in nearly two decades (it had 21 draftees in 1994). But as soon as the draft ended Saturday, the free-agent signings began. And there were plenty...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  3. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track around the Big Ten in Week 8 ... 1. Clock ticking for Michigan seniors: Quarterback Denard Robinson and his fellow Michigan seniors have been through a lot in their careers -- some historic lows from 2008 to '10, a rebound 2011 ...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  4. Quick previews for B1G noon games

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's take a quick look at what's on tap in the Big ten in the three noon ET kickoffs ... Penn State (0-1) at Virginia (1-0): The Nittany Lions hit the road in search of Bill O'Brien's first victory as coach and hope to avoid their first 0-2 start...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  5. B1G position rankings: Secondary (units)

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're nearing the end of our Big Ten position rankings, and it's time to finish up the defense rundowns with a look at the secondaries. Let's start off with the unit rankings. As a reminder, we're basing these mostly on last year's performance and...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  6. PSU secondary aims to quiet skeptics

    Adam Rittenberg

    Before spring practice, Penn State defensive backs Malcolm Willis and Stephon Morris sat in their apartment, brainstorming a way to motivate the secondary. They decided to tell their teammates the truth. At least the truth according to those outsi...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  7. Penn State releases new depth chart

    Adam Rittenberg

    Four days after naming Matthew McGloin as Penn State's starting quarterback entering the fall, new Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien has issued his summer depth chart. Penn State opens preseason practices Aug. 6. The first thing you'll notice is 13...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  8. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hoping you have a great weekend. Ryan from Maryville, Mo., writes: I keep hearing various media pundits claiming that home sites for a college playoff wouldn't work. Shouldn't these people, conference presidents, commisioners, and media members ...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  9. PSU secondary goes through the motions

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Hero position is history, and the Cover 3 is more of a schematic layer than an identity. Penn State's secondary is going through some changes, and fans will notice some of them even before the ball is snapped. "There's a lot of movement," s...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  10. PSU depth chart lists co-starters at QB

    Adam Rittenberg

    Depth chart indecision day marches on with the Penn State Nittany Lions, who -- surprise, surprise -- didn't name a starting quarterback on their depth chart for Saturday's season opener against Indiana State. Sophomore Rob Bolden and junior Matt ...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  11. Big Ten position rankings: Secondary

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten preseason position rankings have reached the home stretch as we take a look at the defensive secondaries. Although individual positions like center and defensive tackle could boast more star power, the Big Ten's overall strength in the se...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  12. Big Ten position rankings: Secondary

    Adam Rittenberg

    The position rankings march on as I take a look at the top five secondary units in the Big Ten this fall. 1. Iowa: Playmaker extraordinaire Tyler Sash leads a group that boasts good experience but must fill a major void following the departure of ...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    We still talkin' bout practice. Penn State suffers two injuries in practice, although the news on cornerback Stephon Morris is promising, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Michigan State's reinstated players are grateful fo...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  14. Opening camp: Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Schedule: First practice takes place today in State College. Practices will be scheduled around the end to Penn State's second summer academic session, which has final exams beginning Aug. 13. What's new: Quite a lot. Penn State loses six first-te...

    Blog | August 05, 2010
  15. Who will break out in the Big Ten?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Perhaps the best part about spring practice is projecting the handful of players who will turn heads and raise expectations heading into the fall. Most of these players have provided hints of bigger things to come. So who will become a breakout pl...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    "Orange is the happiest color" -- Frank Sinatra Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi says he's 100 percent, but the junior could be rusty after nearly two months off, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register. Hawkeyes defensive coordinator Norm P...

    Blog | January 05, 2010