For Penn State to take a sizable leap forward in 2015, coach James Franklin is relying on more than a few key factors. His team is young and still has depth and experience issues, particularly along the offensive line, but the 2015 season brings optimism that a nearly full roster of scholarship players can take a big step toward being a Big Ten title contender.
Christian Hackenberg, Austin Johnson and Anthony Zettel are key players for the Nittany Lions, but they’re also sure things with experience under their belts. Penn State needs lesser-known players to take the next steps in their careers. Sophomore cornerback Christian Campbell and sophomore wide receiver Saeed Blacknall are just two examples of guys who could break through.
Bob Flounders joined Ross Tucker and Dustin Hockensmith for the first of a five-part series look at Penn State’s most important players. Campbell and Blacknall were just two of the 25 players under Flounders’ microscope this summer. Check out audio of the show in this post and be sure to check back in to KeystoneSportsNetwork.com for plenty more Penn State podcasts and analysis.