Andy’s Insights: Bye Week Thoughts Part 1

Andys Insights
September 17, 2019

A few thoughts after 12 quarters and what it means going forward for Penn State This opening three-game schedule could not have been any more ideal for this Penn State team. Three opponents with less talent than the Nittany Lions allowed the coaching staff to play a ton of players on a fairly consistent basis. Despite the nip-and-tuck affair with rival Pitt, the bottom line is Penn State is exactly…

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Andy’s Insights: Three keys for Penn State Saturday

Andys Insights
September 13, 2019

Aggressive offense, kicking game and defensive line are the recipe for Penn State victory As Penn State and Pitt get set for the 100th and most likely final meeting for the foreseeable future Saturday, I have three keys for the Nittany Lions to make it three straight wins. After watching Pitt lose to Virginia and beat Ohio University at home to start the 2019 campaign, what stands out to me…

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Andy’s Insights: Time for Penn State-Pitt rivalry to end

Andys Insights
September 10, 2019

After 100 years this game feels more forced than natural in terms of a rivalry For the 100th and most likely final time, at least for the foreseeable future, The Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh (Penn State-Pitt) will square off at Beaver Stadium. I’m not a “fan” of either team, but as a military brat who grew up all around the world, I always followed the two…

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Andy’s Insights: Keep an eye on the defense against Buffalo

Andys Insights
September 5, 2019

Three regulars return on Penn State defense   There was so much to like from the Penn State defense in the opener. All those sacks, tackles for losses and so many young players seeing the field in meaningful minutes. Coach James Franklin called it the “most complete” first effort by a defense since he’s been at Penn State. And he’s not wrong. Granted it was against Idaho and the Vandals…

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