I thought this was a good starting point for a discussion about what the on field product will be like.
I should probably start a PSU 2012 season thread for this, but whatever.
Some actual football notes:
- One of the country's top TEs abd PSU signee Adam Breneman is keeping his commitment
- One of the country's top 3 QBs and PSU signee Christian Hackenberg is reportedly keeping his commitment, he told O'Briebd his "commitment is justified."
- Nearly every current projected starter has said they are staying.
- Silas Redd is the major unknown, but his dad has hinted he'll stay. USC is out front recruiting him in person and during the media day today.
- Anthony Fera will likely bolt to Texas (makes this Longhorn fan happy).
- Michigan native freshman Anthony Zettel turned down Michigan and Michigan St offers to stay at PSU.
- Stephen Bench, a highly recruited QB out of Georgia, is also not leaving.
- O'Brien is hinting at possible uniform changes.
- The BoT met tonight about the PSU's president accepting the penalties without their authority. They concluded Erickson made the best choice abd did not terminate him as rumored.
I think these kids staying, committees not fleeing, is worth noting and celebrating a bit. It's early and there's tons if time yet, but a mass exodus this season won't happen.
Does anyone have a guess about what kind of roster turnover we'll see? USC isn't Penn State, but they lost mostly backups when the NCAA opened up transfers for them. So far, we haven't seen the kinds of mass defections people were afraid of. There have only been a couple of decommits even. Could this team be okay next year?
They return only 10 starters, but apart from the continuing tire fire at QB, it's not a bad team. The schedule has three major hurdles in Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Nebraska, but even those three are winnable games. Could this team go 9-3?