PENN STATE FOOTBALL: LB, QB positions hold back Lions

There are 13 comments on the Public Opinion story from Oct 3, 2010, titled PENN STATE FOOTBALL: LB, QB positions hold back Lions. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

The halfway point of the Penn State football season is here, with expected results -- and a lot of disappointed, grumbling fans.

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Albrightsville, PA

#1 Oct 4, 2010
I agree very much with what was said. Its a developing year and other teams will see in a year or two how the psu youngsters have devoloped in real good vall players. Logistcally if you look at both the losses the score should've been closer at least but psu failed twice in the redzone in both losses so thats the positive way to think psu fans

United States

#3 Oct 4, 2010
By my count, the Penn State defense has played 9 1/2 quarters of shutout ball so far this season. Alabama had one TD early in the 2nd half of that game, and didn't score again. Against one of the most high-powered offenses in the country. And Iowa's last TD was an interception return for a TD because Iowa knew Bolden had to throw for PSU to get back in the game. That happened to seasoned PSU QB's like Clark and Morelli. Yes, the defense got run over in the 1st half Saturday. But they came back and played a strong 2nd half. PSU's biggest problem is not scoring TD's in the red zone. How different might the outcome have been if PSU had scored a TD before half-time? Or punched it in when Iowa had a goal line stand in the 3rd quarter and Bolden didn't score? I saw PSU's offense make big, powerful plays against Iowa, just not consistently. When this offense finally gels, they'll eat teams like Iowa for lunch. Trust me, that day IS coming.

Darby, PA

#4 Oct 4, 2010
Hay Frank
You think Their is A problem With RECRUTING What Team Starts A 18 Year Old !!!!!!!!!

Hagerstown, MD

#5 Oct 4, 2010
Hey Russ,
There are plenty of top notch teams that start 18 year olds. Have you ever heard of Ohio State? They started one 18 year old named Pryor. Bolden will be a super one in the end. I for one am glad they're starting him.

Raleigh, NC

#6 Oct 4, 2010
Bolden isn't physical enough we need newsome to do the run plays

Chambersburg, PA

#7 Oct 4, 2010
alabama again folks, 'nuf said...

Chambersburg, PA

#8 Oct 4, 2010
bigtenfan wrote:
alabama again folks,'nuf said...
We Are.....Penn State!!!!!

Hagerstown, MD

#9 Oct 4, 2010
Newsome is great except for the fact that he can't hit a receiver with the ball. If the race in camp was even close, we wouldn't even be talking about Bolden. The job was Newsome's to lose. Bolden must have been spectacular enough to turn some heads. Again, I think in time he will be a great one.

Since: Sep 10

Mercersburg, PA

#10 Oct 4, 2010
Why doesn't Penn State use Newsome in the wildcat? And why does Penn State call their offense the Spread HD when theres no spread to it?

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Oct 4, 2010
While I agree with your assessment about Bolden, he should never have been put in the position to be "thrown to the wolves". No, I wonder how JoePa allowed his program to have to choose between a sophomore and two freshmen at the most important position in the first place. PSU has never been known for developing and producing great QBs, but they always had an upperclassman waiting for his turn.
Don Maeyer

Woodbridge, VA

#12 Oct 4, 2010
They seem very predictable on offense and the special teams have trouble getting any kind of return set up. They seem to have some speed but are stuck in the same mind set. What happen to the spread and letting Bolton run the ball. They play great defense in the second half and have great stats.
mary jane

Wilburton, PA

#13 Oct 5, 2010
all this talk about newsome and bolden. what happended to mcgloin? he was supposed to be in the running and now nothing. maybe they just told the kid that so he didn't leave and go some where else.give him a try the other two can't be doing much better.

Orlando, FL

#14 Oct 5, 2010
It shouldn't take 5 games to figure out that PSU is young AND inexperienced, but the real question mark is why aren't the coaches doing things that would help this team. We learned last year how good the Iowa defense is, so why not call plays to proactively attack them. If the offensive line is struggling, why not use Royster in the slot and give Bolden a 3-step drop to get rid of the ball quickly. How about a TE in motion, that stops to double-team Claiborne. At times it seems that the PSU coaches avoid reality, don't help their own players very much and just want to use losses as "teaching opportunities"! And how about the coaching fiasco at the end of the first half...too much time getting in a play, call a timeout and then take too much time getting the play off! I think that what is taking so much time, are disagreements between all of the coaches as to what PSU should do in certain situations! If the coaches are panicked, how can our young players be calm, cool and collected!

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