1. Penn State Football Recruiting: Updates on 2014 Commits and Targets

    1/11/14 UPDATE: James Franklin has been hired as the new head coach at Penn State University. Penn State's 2014 recruiting cycle got a lot more exciting in September when ...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 12 months ago 36,522 reads 9 comments

  2. Penn State Football: Bill O'Brien May Leave, but It Won't Happen Now

    Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien has been the topic of many conversations lately when it comes to NFL head coaching positions. However, fans in Happy Valley don't have anything to worry about just yet...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 12 months ago 17,623 reads 26 comments

  3. Penn State Football: How Bill O'Brien Will Replace Departed Coaches

    Earlier this month, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien announced that assistant coaches Ron Vanderlinden (linebackers) and Charlie Fisher (quarterbacks) resigned to "pursue other opportunities...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 12 months ago 10,078 reads 12 comments

  4. Penn State Recruiting: Thomas Holley Commitment Solidifies DT Depth Chart

    The Penn State Nittany Lions football team received a big boost this week when defensive tackle Thomas Holley verbally committed to Bill O'Brien...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 3,526 reads 3 comments

  5. Penn State Football: The Most Important Position for PSU Recruiters

    The Nittany Lions and the rest of college football are less than two months away from National Signing Day, when high school students across the country will sign letters of ...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 9,314 reads 19 comments

  6. Penn State Football: Grading Christian Hackenberg's Freshman Season

    Christian Hackenberg burst on the scene in 2013 as the Penn State Nittany Lions' starting quarterback, and he was received with rave reviews. Throwing for nearly 3,000 yards with 20 touchdowns has been known to draw some positive attention...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 6,976 reads 6 comments

  7. Penn State Football: How Coaching Turnover Will Impact Nittany Lions

    In the not-so-distant past, coaching changes for the Penn State Nittany Lions football program were rarely thought about or even considered possible. If Joe Paterno was one thing, it was consistent...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 12,349 reads 17 comments

  8. Penn State Football Recruiting: 5 Commits Who Will Contribute in 2014

    Following the NCAA's sanctioning of Penn State in July 2011, the Nittany Lions were handcuffed when it came to recruiting...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 14,845 reads 3 comments

  9. Penn State Football: Revisiting Bill O'Brien's Job Status

    Following a stunning 2012 season that saw the Penn State Nittany Lions post an 8-4 record, head coach Bill O'Brien was linked to seemingly every open coaching job, particularly in the NFL...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 13,770 reads 30 comments

  10. Penn State Football: Comparing Christian Hackenberg's 2013 to Past Frosh Phenoms

    Shortly after the Nittany Lions began their 2013 season, we took a look at how Penn State's freshman quarterback, Christian Hackenberg , might stack up against former standout freshmen quarterbacks...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 8,515 reads 16 comments

  11. Christian Hackenberg, Young Talent Provide Hope for Future in Win over Wisconsin

    In what has been the epitome of an "up-and-down" season, Penn State finally put together a complete game in Saturday's win against Wisconsin. Freshman phenom quarterback Christian Hackenberg was at the center of the Nittany Lions' success...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 13,202 reads 26 comments

  12. Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Wisconsin Badgers: Complete Game Preview

    Two teams in two totally different places will face off this Saturday in Madison as the Penn State Nittany Lions hope to close the season with a winning record while the Wisconsin Badgers have BCS bowl aspirations...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 4,105 reads 9 comments

  13. Is Penn State Football at the Beginning of 'The Dark Years' Part 2?

    From 2005 to 2012, the Penn State Nittany Lions compiled an impressive record of 65-32, good for a .670 winning percentage. During that time, the team enjoyed four bowl wins, two BCS Bowl bids and eight consecutive winning seasons...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 7,347 reads 15 comments

  14. Penn State vs. Nebraska: Comically Shorthanded Special Teams Cost Lions Game

    It seems like all year, the Nittany Lions have struggled to put together a complete game. When the offense plays well, the defense struggles. When the defense does it's job, the offense has crucial turnovers or fails to put up enough points...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 5,322 reads 23 comments

  15. Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Complete Game Preview

    Senior Day at Beaver Stadium could present a classic similar to last year's version as the unpredictable 6-4 Nittany Lions will host the underachieving Cornhuskers...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 6,256 reads 16 comments

  16. Penn State Football: How Should Bill O'Brien Define Success in 2014?

    They said it would get tougher. They said the worst was still to come. They said the scholarship limitations would deplete Penn State's depth to the point where it would struggle to be a mediocre team...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 3,670 reads 15 comments

  17. Penn State Running Backs Proving They Hold Key to Fast Finish

    Entering Saturday's contest against Purdue, Penn State was in a bit of a funk offensively. Over the previous three games, the Nittany Lions were averaging just 16 points per game...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 2,805 reads 3 comments

  18. Penn State Football: Adrian Amos Saga Evidence of Lack of Depth

    Junior defensive back Adrian Amos entered the season at safety, where we had been told was his "true position" since he arrived in Happy Valley...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 4,678 reads 2 comments

  19. Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Purdue Boilermakers Complete Game Preview

    Bill O'Brien will look to continue his winning ways following losses when the Penn State Nittany Lions host Purdue this Saturday in Happy Valley...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 2,917 reads 0 comments

  20. Penn State Football: Hey Bill O'Brien, Can We Please Involve the Tight Ends?

    Bill O'Brien came to Penn State with a bit of reputation. His offense while with New England was at the forefront of a new NFL trend that utilizes tight ends like never before...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 3,033 reads 17 comments

  21. Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Offense Lacks an Identity

    This 2013 version of the Penn State Nittany Lions' offense has fallen in a rut. For the third game in a row, the offense has failed to reach 20 points and reverted to its early ...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 2,128 reads 6 comments

  22. Penn State Football: Can PSU Replace Allen Robinson's Offensive Output in 2014?

    Over the last few weeks, the discussion about Allen Robinson's future has been a hot topic. Penn State's junior wide receiver is set to graduate in May but has another year of college eligibility if he chooses to utilize it...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 5,548 reads 1 comments

  23. Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Complete Game Preview

    In what appears to be a tale of two completely different teams, a Penn State team with questions on both sides of the ball heads to the northern frontier of the conference this weekend ...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 6,624 reads 17 comments

  24. Penn State Football: Never Fear, Bill O'Brien Doesn't Lose 2 Games in a Row

    On Saturday afternoon in Happy Valley, in the waning moments against Illinois, things looked bleak for the Nittany Lions. Then Bill O'Brien, as he almost always does, found a way to avoid back-to-back losses yet again...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 3,423 reads 2 comments

  25. Christian Hackenberg May Not Be the Nation's Best QB, but He Is the Most Clutch

    Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg had a pretty average game, statistically, in the win over Illinois. At this point, seeing the freshman throw for 240 yards and one touchdown has become common for Nittany Lions fans...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 1 year ago 7,342 reads 7 comments