KSN Podcast: Breaking down Penn State’s January enrollees

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December 16, 2015

Penn State last week introduced four members of its 2016 recruiting class who are enrolling at the university in January. Quarterback Jake Zembiec, tight end Danny Dalton and offensive linemen Alex Gellerstedt and Connor McGovern are all getting an early jump on their college careers with weight room and spring practice time.

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KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting updates with Greg Pickel

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December 4, 2015

Penn State is pushing toward the finish line in its 2016 recruiting class and starting to lay a better foundation in the 2017 class with another recent verbal commitment from four-star linebacker Dylan Rivers. James Franklin and his staff have looked the keep the momentum going by hitting the road in all different parts of the region, making contact with both commits and top targets alike. Greg Pickel joined Dustin…

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KSN Podcast: Interview with Penn State recruit Michal Menet

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December 4, 2015

Penn State is getting a gem in its 2016 recruiting class in Exeter five-star offensive lineman Michal Menet, who is one of the anchors in his class and the top-ranked prospect in the state of Pennsylvania, according to 247 Sports. Menet had a standout season for the Eagles before suffering a setback to Cumberland Valley in the District 3-AAAA football playoffs. Menet might have seen his prep career come to…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State’s plan for replacing OC John Donovan

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December 3, 2015

Penn State made the staffing move that many fans anticipated the day after its season-ending loss to Michigan State, announcing the dismissal of offensive coordinator John Donovan. In two seasons under Donovan’s game-planning, the Nittany Lions showed little progress despite improved weapons and ranked No. 100 or worse in total, scoring and rushing offense both seasons. Coach James Franklin announced the change this week and said a national search would…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State bowl projections and a look back at Michigan State

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December 3, 2015

Still in search of a signature win in James Franklin’s second season, Penn State is flipping the calendar to the postseason after a season-ending, 55-16 loss to Michigan State. The Nittany Lions are 7-5 and getting routinely linked to the Music City, Foster Farms and TaxSlayer bowls, where Franklin will likely be without an offensive coordinator after firing John Donovan. The loss to the Spartans was the end result of…

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KSN Podcast: Talking Penn State recruiting with Greg Pickel

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November 27, 2015

Penn State still has a long way to close out its highly acclaimed 2016 recruiting class, with spots to fill and commitments to keep from the likes of Miles Sanders, Lavert Hill and Quinn Nordin. Coach James Franklin has kept the class intact, and it ranks as the No. 6 group nationally by 247 Sports. Meanwhile, the Nittany Lions have begun to forge ahead in 2017 with a second verbal…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Michigan State football preview and predictions

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November 27, 2015

Penn State travels to East Lansing with hopes of playing a spoiler role against a Michigan State team that sits at No. 5 in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings and has a chance to win a Big Ten East division title. The Spartans enter as 11-point favorites and with momentum on their side, having reentered the national title conversation with a 17-14 win over Ohio State last week….

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KSN Podcast: ‘Tucker’s Tape’ compares Michigan State and Penn State programs

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November 27, 2015

Penn State rebuilding after three years of harsh NCAA sanctions. The program is showing signs of life by rejuvenating a depleted roster but still looking for improvement on the field. In the rugged Big Ten East division, coach James Franklin has a long way to go to overtake Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State and compete for Big Ten championships. While Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes command attention as the…

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KSN Podcast: Looking at Penn State injury news, what it means to be ‘on schedule’

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November 27, 2015

Penn State football coach James Franklin took the time to address concerns about clock management and, vaguely, injuries going into the Nittany Lions’ season finale at Michigan State. Penn State is playing the role of spoiler as the Spartans vie for the Big Ten East division crown and a spot in the College Football Playoff, but could be doing so without the services of Bednarik Award finalist Carl Nassib. Nassib…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State news on Senior Day, NFL draft talk and more

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November 20, 2015

Penn State has a big matchup ahead with No. 14 Michigan arriving to play in front of a “White Out” crowd at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions and Wolverines are squaring off on Senior Day in Happy Valley, which again has raised questions about the futures of NFL draft-eligible players Austin Johnson and Christian Hackenberg. They will not take part in Senior Day festivities but are potentially playing the last…

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