Posts Tagged ‘Penn State’


Last summer, there was discontent  in the college football landscape as a record number of teams were choosing to head to greener pastures.  The Big Ten added Nebraska, the Pac-10 added Utah and Colorado to get to the Pac-12, the Big East added TCU, the Mountain West added Boise State, and the list goes on.

Now, we are looking at the potential for round two to the madness of last summer as Texas A&M could be heading to the SEC.  In addition, rumors are circulating that Florida State could be headed there also.

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Penn State's Silas Redd is just one of many top of the line sophomore tailbacks in the B1G

Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern actually boasts two sophomore backs. Currently slated to start is sophomore Mike Trumpy, a 6’0″ 210 pound kid out of Wheaton, Illinois who rushed for 530 yards and four touchdowns last year on just 116 carries. Trumpy is slated to start ahead of California native Adonis Smith. Smith didn’t get offers from a lot of big schools, but he has speed to burn and showed as a freshman last year that he can contribute. These are the top two backs at Northwestern right now, and they are slated to carry the load in 2011.

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Penn State lost a good share of talent last season, and with a talented young team this season, they should be well represented on draft day over the next few years.  Now to the top prospects coming out of Happy Valley for next years draft.

Penn State WR Derek Moye figures to be an early pick next April

6 Derek Moye WR (Senior): Moye is a terrific talent and has been Penn State’s most consistent target over the past few seasons.  Add the fact that he has great height (6’5″) and you have a prospect that several NFL teams will be looking at come April.  Moye has averaged over 16 yards per reception over the past two years, so that shows he has big play capability.  Look for him to be a first or second round pick.

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In 2010, the Nittany Lions had a very mediocre year.  Now a big reason for this was the youth that Penn State was playing with, in fact, they even started a true freshman at quarterback for the opening game.  Penn State will enter this season with high expectations, and a very good chance to dethrone the Buckeyes in the Leaders division.

Week 1: Vs Indiana State:  While Penn State was slow out of the gate last season, I don’t expect that to be a problem this year.  This game should be over by half time, and expect a lot of starters to be pulled in the second quarter.  It will be interesting to see who gets the start at quarterback in this one, as no official announcement has been made yet.

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