Penn State Football: Position-by-Position Spring Practice Preview

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Penn State Football: Position-by-Position Spring Practice Preview
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In just over a week, the Nittany Lions will take the field with new coaches, new playbooks and some new teammates as they formally begin the 2014 season with spring practice.

Gone are familiar faces like Allen Robinson, Glenn Carson and Malcolm Willis. Replacing them are youngsters like De'Andre Thompkins, Michael O'Connor and Tarow Barney, who have begun their college careers a semester early.

Very few positions have clear-cut starters at this point, and there will be fun battles at the offensive skill positions and the defensive back seven.

Which running back will leave spring at the front of the pack? Will someone step up to fill the voids left by DaQuan Jones and Robinson? Where will Adrian Amos play?

Here's a position-by-position breakdown of what to watch this spring as the new version the of the Nittany Lions football team takes shape.


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