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  • Franklin opens Penn State run chasing cohesion

    The Sports Xchange Franklin opens Penn State run chasing cohesion STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- In James Franklin's experience, sometimes the wrong play call isn't always a bad thing if every guy on the defense is carrying out that assignment. "A lot of times,...
  • UCF defense can capitalize on Penn State's inexperienced offensive line

    It may seem premature during a long season, but there's no bigger stage for UCF's defense to make a statement than at the Croke Park Classic in Ireland this Saturday. They're experienced, they're deep and they're hungry to repeat a win over a Power 5...
  • Southern Lehigh's Terlingo ready to contribute for Lions

    Andrew Terlingo acknowledged the experience gap Penn State's offensive line must address, though he's convinced talent will compensate. "I wish the naysayers could sit in our meeting rooms and really observe," the Southern Lehigh graduate said. "We have...
  • Could signs of hope for Penn State's offensive line come from Tulsa?

    Seeking reason for optimism about Penn State's offensive line? Position coach Herb Hand suggests a primer from Tulsa, circa 2007. Seven years ago, Hand coached an offensive line as raw as his current group at Penn State. But Tulsa averaged 544 yards...
  • AAC Notes: UCF Opening Season In Dublin Vs. Penn State

    The defending American Athletic Conference football champion will open its season Saturday, but the UCF Knights will journey about 4,000 miles for their first game. UCF, the Fiesta Bowl winner last season, will face Penn State in Dublin (8:30 a.m.,...
  • Five options for Rams after losing Bradford

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange Five options for Rams after losing Bradford Maybe he is an upgrade over Kellen Clemens, but the more poignant question for the St. Louis Rams is whether the franchise can compete in the rugged NFC...
  • The 2014 Penn State football breakdown

    THREE TO WATCH OFFENSIVE VETERANS 1. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Though just a sophomore, he's the offense's undisputed leader and Penn State's youngest captain in 70 years. He'll also have to coordinate a new offensive line and some young...
  • What to expect from the New Penn State

    James Franklin played tour guide after practice last week, showing off some of the additions to Penn State's practice facility. Several blue screens printed with the "We Are" slogan had been affixed to the perimeter fencing around the outdoor fields....
  • Falcons' Matthews takes his lumps, lessons from Watt

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Atlanta Falcons - INSIDE SLANT The Atlanta Falcons wrapped up two days of joint practices against the Texans on Thursday in advance of Saturday's preseason game in Houston, and head coach Mike Smith said he was...
  • Franklin brings his passion to Penn State

    Bill Belton was a big-time recruit, a speedster from New Jersey sought by college coaches from Florida to Oregon as a slot receiver, Wildcat quarterback, nickel back and return specialist. James Franklin gave it a shot. Come to Vanderbilt, he told...
  • Franklin looking to build cohesion

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Penn State - INSIDE SLANT In James Franklin's experience, sometimes the wrong play call isn't always a bad thing if every guy on the defense is carrying out that assignment. "A lot of times, I've seen that over...