Podcast: New Banners, Old TE's, Parking Dilemma's & AFC West Preview

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Doc & Brett discuss the biggest news stories from the NFL & preview the AFC West!

  • The Eagles Replace the Carson Wentz Banner (1:30)
  • Zach Ertz to Report to Camp (8:00)
  • Eli Manning's New TV Gig (13:40)
  • Brett vs. Giants Parking Lots (22:00)
  • Michael Irvin's Vaccine Comments (28:00)
  • College Football's Conference Shuffle Begins Again (38:00)
  • NIL is Making College Kids Rich (45:00)
  • AFC West Preview (49:00)

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With Dani Dennis-Sutton On Board, Can Penn State Maintain Momentum In 2023 Cycle

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Penn State landed it's top recruit on Thursday afternoon with Dani Dennis-Sutton choosing the Nittany Lions over the likes of Alabama and Georgia, though he may have given fans a brief jolt of fear when he reached for the Georgia hat only to put it down and put on the PSU one.

Dennis-Sutton is currently the 50th overall player in the recruiting class and has been rising for the past year. He becomes the top-ranked player in Penn State's 2022 class.

Not only is the commitment important due to his talent and who they beat out, but DDS plays a position of need and represents the third of Penn State's success in its top overall targets. The Athletic's Audrey Synder wrote in late June that the Lions landing two of DDS, Nicholas Singleton, Ryan Brubaker, and locking in Drew Shelton would be huge and even just landing Dennis-Sutton would be major. While Brubaker chose South Carolina, James Franklin and Co. made out by getting Drew Shelton 107% locked in and Singleton and Dennis-Sutton on board.

The class can now make a real case for the best in school history, all after a 4-5 season in 2020.

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Podcast: Making Sense of Fletcher Cox Rumors & Expanding the College Football Playoff

 

Doc & Brett discuss the "rumors" surrounding Fletcher Cox and his status with the Eagles.  Is now the time to trade the former All-Pro?  Plus, will the expansion of the College Football Playoff reopen the door to conference realignment?  

 

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Penn State Has Six Players Drafted in 2021 NFL Draft

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Penn State football knew one thing for sure entering the 2021 NFL draft: Micah Parsons would be a first-round pick.

The team also had two other players in Odafe Jayson Oweh and Pat Freiermuth who would surely hear there name called at some point in the draft, but there were also four additional draft-eligible players who were unsure if or when their names would be called.

In the end, sox of seven eligible players wound up having an NFL team spend some draft capital on them.

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NFL Mock Draft Part Uno: The First Round

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Les Bowen thinks mock drafts are stupid...so here's The Goal Line Stand's stupid contribution! 

In this mock draft:

  • Eagles get their guy and buy back into the first round
  • New England makes a shocking pick
  • Two Nittany Lions grace the first round

 

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NFL Draft: Defensive Top 5 by Position

 

On the latest podcast, Mike & Brett discuss the NFL Draft and rank the Top 5 defensive players by position.  Also, what to make of the chaos in the Eagles front office.

 

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Each week they'll discuss the biggest stories in the world of football! NFL, NCAA, CFL, XFL, draft previews, mock drafts, interviews, they do it all!

Nothing is off limits! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll ask yourself what is wrong with these two!?

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Alan Zemaitis Returns to Penn State

 

Penn State football announced that former star defensive back Alan Zemaitis will be joining the Nittany Lions staff as an assistant recruiting coordinator.  Zemaitis confirmed the move on Twitter.

Zemaitis was an extremely popular player during his time in State College.  He was the captain of the 2005 Orange Bowl team, an All-American selection in 2005, and a three-time All Big Ten selection.  Zemaitis was also a two-time semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award presented annually to college football’s best defensive back. 

Zemaitis played professionally in the NFL and CFL however his career was cut short due to shoulder injuries. 

His most recent stop on the coaching circuit was at Division III Susquehanna University where he was the special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach. He was also responsible for recruiting northern New Jersey, parts of Pennsylvania, and parts of Maryland. 

 

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Top 100 QB Drew Allar Commits to Penn State

 

Penn State has started the week off with a big win on the recruiting trail landing a four-star quarterback.  Medina (Ohio) QB Drew Allar announced his commitment to Penn State via Twitter on Monday morning. 

Allar is ranked #89 overall in 247Sports Top247 rankings and the fifth ranked pro-style quarterback in the country according to the recruiting service.  Standing 6’5 and weighing 225 pounds, Allar is built like a prototypical pro-style quarterback however he is deceptively athletic. 

 

National recruiting analyst Allen Trieu projects Allar  as an early college starter with the potential to play on Sunday.  Trieu compares him to Buffalo’s Josh Allen.

Allar becomes the second four-star quarterback commit for the Nittany Lions in the 2022 recruiting cycle.  York (PA) four-star QB Beau Pribula committed to the program last August. Allar boasted 22 offers from other FBS programs including offers from Notre Dame, Michigan, Iowa, and Washington. 

Penn State is currently ranked fifth in 247Sports composite rankings trailing only Ohio State (1). National Signing Day is December 15, 2021.


Temple Football Adds Another Defensive Transfer

 

The transfer train continues to roll on for the Temple football program.  The Owls have officially announced the addition of Northwestern cornerback Cameron Ruiz as graduate transfer.  The transfer was first reported on Monday by Ryan Wallen of 247Sports. 

Ruiz is the tenth transfer addition to the Rod Carey’s program this off-season.

The Lake Villa, Illinois native appeared in 28-games for the Wildcats over the past three seasons including 13 starts.  Ruiz had his best season statistically in 2019, his redshirt sophomore season.  He appeared in 11 games (nine starts) and recorded 44 tackles, seven pass breakups, three tackles-for-loss, and one interception.  He had a career-high eight tackles and two tackles-for-loss against Nebraska.

Ruiz was rated the #1 cornerback in the state of Illinois by Scout (now 247 Sports) and was a consensus three-star recruit according to all major recruiting services.

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Penn State Closes the 2021 Recruiting Cycle with 21st Ranked Class

 

Penn State head coach James Franklin can take a deep breath.  Traditional National Signing Day is over and perhaps the most unique recruiting cycle in program history is in the books.

The Nittany Lions closed the 2021 recruiting cycle with the 21st ranked class nationally according to 247 Sports composite rankings despite only signing 16 prospects, the fewest in the top 30.  This is notable considering the 2021 cycle saw no official visits, limited in-person interaction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a lethargic 0-5 start.

Six of those prospects are composite four-star players including North Senior (Minneapolis, MN) DE Davon Townley who signed on the dotted line at the last moment.

The key to Penn State’s success was recruiting their regional footprint.

Via Fight On State:

“We’ve always taken an approach at recruiting regionally,” Franklin said. “Those things are magnified in years when you can’t get kids on campus. The further kids have to go can create some challenges in years like this. I felt like the staff did a really good job at being flexible and creative and going to some places that we hadn’t typically gone to.”

In addition to the 16 scholarship players, the Nittany Lions are bringing in 10 preferred walk-ons, and five transfers including former Baylor RB John Lovett (Cherokee- Marlton, NJ). 

 

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