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Penn Football Players: New uptempo offense exciting, exhausting

BY JOURDAN RODRIGUE
jrodrigue@centredaily.com

How fast is Joe Moorhead’s offense?

Defensive-tackle-loses-his-lunch fast.

Penn State is currently in the process of installing the new offensive coordinator’s uptempo spread system as spring ball, which started last Friday, unfolds.

“We’re doing tempo the other day, and you guys see we very rarely run after practice,” said head coach James Franklin. “And because of our tempo, we’re getting unbelievable conditioning. And the other day in the middle of a series, (defensive tackle) Robert Windsor threw up all over the place. I saw all the offensive guys’ eyes light up like, ‘Exactly. We got you now.’ ”

Read more at CentreDaily.com

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New Penn State offense will take pressure off O-line; recruiting update

Today’s Penn State football news features a handful of recruiting updates, including a pair of top targets in Bo Melton and Robert Hainsey, as well as a a breakdown of Joe Moorhead’s new offense from coach James Franklin.

Sean Fitz of Lions 247 has the latest on Hainsey’s spring visit plans and an upcoming visit for local product Evan Chadbourn. Scout’s Brian Dohn has a video breakdown directly from Melton on his latest offers, what he likes about Penn State and more.

Franklin talked in-depth about Moorhead’s new-look offense, including the tempo and how it could help the offensive line. His comments, made at an Allentown clinic, were captured by Mark Wogenrich of the Morning Call:

“It’s about simplifying things for the offensive line,” Franklin said at the event. “There’s nothing wrong with what we were doing before, but it put pressure on the unit where we probably had the least amount of experience.”

Read More at PennLive.com

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Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund

Dear State College Quarterback Club Members,

On November 7th, the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund will hold its 10th Anniversary “Tailgate Party” event featuring the Penn State vs Northwestern Football Game on 7 big screen TVs at the Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg.  It is a great way to celebrate Penn State’s strong football season with friends, family and colleagues.

Enjoy great football food, complimentary beer and wine, auctions, raffles, and more, while supporting local cancer patients who struggle to pay for their basic expenses. Come join us in this fun event and wear your Blue & White!!!  You can register on line at bobperksfund.org.

Since 2006, the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund has given out more than $1 million to assist cancer patients throughout Blair, Centre, Clearfield and Huntingdon Counties.  The organization was established in memory of Bob Perks, a four year member of the Penn State Baseball Team and Penn State Graduate who passed away in 2005 after a long battle with melanoma.

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Support Matt Zenellato and Dance Marathon!

The 2016 Penn State Dance Marathon is right around the corner!  One of our PSU Football players, Matt Zanellato – #80, will be participating once again and is currently raising funds for the event.

During his talk at our luncheon yesterday, he reached out to the State College Quarterback Club for additional support. Anyone wanting to make a donation can go directly to Matt’s gofundme website.  He will be taking donations up until the event in mid-February. The link is attached below..

https://www.gofundme.com/mzanellatoTHON

For four decades, Penn Staters have worked to end pediatric cancer. Join the fight today!

Go Penn State!

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Citizens Bank Football Button Program

2015 CITIZENS BANK BUTTON PROGRAM

Continuing a 43-year tradition, Citizens Bank will create and distribute buttons featuring 12 slogans during the 2015 Nittany Lions football season.  This year the buttons will feature 12 ‘best of’ slogans from the past 43 years of the contest.  There is no button slogan contest for 2015.

To create a benefit for the entire community, this year’s buttons can be acquired by making a donation each week of a non-perishable food item that will go to the food bank at most Citizen Bank locations.  Individuals acquiring buttons will be providing a direct benefit to the Food Bank and giving valuable assistance to those in need.  Buttons are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Fans can also purchase a complete set of 12 buttons for $20.

Checks must be made payable to THE FOOD BANK OF THE STATE COLLEGE AREA, INC., and mailed to:

Citizens Bank Button Program
341 Science Park Road
State College, PA  16803

 

Please write “PENN STATE BUTTONS” in the memo portion of your check, and include a note with details on the ADDRESS to which your purchased button set(s) should be shipped.

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Penn State – Buffalo Game Notes

Sept. 7, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – After opening the 2015 season on the road, Penn State will play its next five games in the friendly confines of Beaver Stadium, starting with Buffalo Saturday in a game that will air on ESPN2.

Despite the relatively close proximity, this is just the third meeting between the two programs. Penn State traveled to Buffalo for the first meeting in 1900, but the two teams did not meet again until 2007. That meeting took place in Happy Valley, with a career day by Rodney Kinlaw leading the 12th-ranked Nittany Lions to a 45-24 victory.  Read More at GoPSUSports.com

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Penn State Temple Game Notes

Aug. 31, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State will face one of its most familiar foes to open its 129th year of football, opening its season at Temple for the first time since 1978.

This will be the 44th meeting between the Nittany Lions and Owls on the football field, with Penn State looking to continue its 39-game winning streak in the series that dates back to 1943. Penn State most recently defeated Temple in Beaver Stadium last season, 30-13, and traveled to Philadelphia in 2011 for a 14-10 victory.

The Blue and White enter the 2015 season opener with eight returning starters on offense and and seven from its vaunted defense which ranked amongst the best in the nation last season.

Read More at GoPSUSports.com

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2015 Membership Application

Dear Quarterback Club Applicant,

The first day of Summer is now only a week away, so it’s that time of year again to submit your membership application for the State College Quarterback Club and renew your support of the Penn State football team!  As devoted Nittany Lion fans, I know you are as excited as I am for the start of another fabulous PSU Football Season.

The first Penn State Football Game of 2015 will be held at Temple on Saturday, September 5th, which is right around the corner.  Our first Club Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd, prior to that game and will be held in the Mount Nittany Club of Beaver Stadium.

As always, the doors open at 11:00 AM with access through Stadium Gate B.  Handicap access is available through the All Sports Museum.  The scrumptious Buffet Lunches from Campus Catering are offered beginning at 11:00 AM.  Our weekly program follows at approximately 11:50 AM and is moderated by Steve Jones, the voice of Penn State Football.

Based on availability and class schedules, two Penn State Football players will join us for lunch and a brief discussion.  Following will be highlights from various members of the Football Staff.  I’m happy to report that Coach James Franklin will also be attending all of our luncheons this Fall.

Thanks to the support of our Corporate Sponsors and the hard work of your Quarterback Club Board of Directors, the weekly buffet lunches will remain the same price as last year at $20.00 per week for members and $25.00 for guests.  Please remember, as in other years, guests may only attend one (1) luncheon per year as a non-member.

Also, through the generous underwriting of the Penn State Athletic Office, all of our weekly parking costs and facility rental fees for the Mount Nittany Club are being covered.  In any given year, those expenses alone add up to almost $80,000.  We are very grateful for this contribution and it is important for our Quarterback Club membership to understand and appreciate the continued support we receive from Penn State.

Parking passes will be provided as a benefit of your membership.

Join me as we look forward to the 2015 Season, by renewing your membership today! To join, make your check payable to:  The State College Quarterback Club (SCQBC) and select one of the three membership options.

Membership Information and Link to Printable Form

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PSU to Host Michigan in 2015 White Out

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – With assistance from a fan vote, it has been announced that Penn State football will host Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 21 for the 2015 Penn State White Out game. The game will also serve as the team’s Senior Day. Additionally, the Nike T-shirt design was selected by fans to be the 2015 Penn State White Out T-shirt.
This will be the third time that Penn State has hosted Michigan in a full stadium White Out game and the fourth time overall. The last time the teams met in a White Out game, Penn State claimed a dramatic 43-40 victory in four overtimes in 2013.
The game time for the 2015 Penn State White Out game will be announced at a later date. The Penn State dorms will remain open through 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, which will allow students to attend the game before heading on Thanksgiving break.
The 2015 Penn State White Out gear will be available in the future at the Penn State Bookstore or online at shop.GoPSUsports.com. Fans interested in signing up for an email notification of the Penn State White Out gear presale can visit: http://www.gopsusports.com/ot/psu-whiteout-gear.html.
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Pieces Falling Into Place as Spring Practice Winds Down

UNIVERSITY PARK — With one week until the annual Blue-White Game, Penn State football coach James Franklin likes his team’s progress.

Franklin went into the spring with a question mark at defensive end, but he no longer has questions about the position. Questions surrounding the offensive line remain, but the group has played with confidence this spring, an encouraging development for the coach. Depth at running back and tight end, and the team’s kicking game, still concern Franklin, however.

Read more at CentreDaily.com

 

 

 

 

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