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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Trading Carson Wentz is Nearly Impossible


The idea of trading Carson Wentz is nearly impossible.

On the latest podcast, Mike & Brett discuss the dates and numbers that are important for Eagles in the event they must try and move on from Wentz. Plus, Mike is tired of the same old nonsense from the national media when it comes to Philadelphia sports and Rocky Balboa.

 

 

 

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Two Takes on the Eagles-Giants Game

 

On this podcast you will hear an Eagles fan and a Giants fan and both are PISSED off about the result of Sunday's game! 

Mike & Brett breakdown the disastrous game and look at why the Giants defeated the Eagles. 

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  • Around the NFL
  • #UniWatching
  • Four Pretzels & a Lap Awards
  • Power Rankings & more

 

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Week 9 Wrap Up: Who's Seat is Hotter: James Franklin or Jim Harbaugh?!

 

Is Penn State head coach James Franklin on the hot seat? The Nittany Lions are off to their first 0-3 start since the early 2000's and the fanbase is getting restless.  Plus, the apparent return of Alshon Jeffery, news & notes from the NFL, #UniWatching, and more! 

 

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The Goal Line Stand: Week 7 Wrap Up

 

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Mike, an Eagles fan, & Brett, a Giants fan, discuss the latest news & notes from the world of football!

Week 7 Wrap Up!

  • OBJ goes down! Are the Browns cursed?!
  • AB in TB
  • The Cowboys are gutless cowards
  • A look at the NFC East
  • Around the NFL
  • The Return of B1G 
  • #UniWatching 
  • Four Pretzels & a Lap
  • Power Rankings & More

 

 

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@GLStandShow: Week Six Wrap Up & Giants-Eagles Preview

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Mike, an Eagles fan, & Brett, a Giants fan, get ready for one of the oldest rivalries in the NFL! Eagles versus Giants! They debate whether or not this weeks game is going to be a disaster and possibly end in a tie! 

  • Tua Time in Miami?!
  •  Eagles/Ravens breakdown
  •  Giants/Washington breakdown
  •  Thursday Night Football Preview: Giants at Eagles
  •  Memories of Giants-Eagles in Philly
  •  Who has the edge
  •  How bad is this game
  • Plus: #UniWatching, Four Pretzels & a Lap Awards & Top 5/Bottom 5 Power Rankings! 

 

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The Goal Line Stand: NFL Week Four Review

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Mike & Brett review all of the NFL action from week four & it's a tale of two fandoms. Mike is "thrilled" about the Eagles victory over the Niners while Brett is still disgusted by the play of the New York Football Giants.

Why does Carson Wentz seem to play better with "no name" players and analyzing the play of Jordan Mailata.  

Also on the podcast: 

  • Bill O'Brien fired! Who's the next coach to get the boot in the NFL
  • NFL COVID policies are revised
  • Eagles/Niners recap
  • #UniWatching: 2 games they loved aesthetically & two they hated
  • Four Pretzels & a Lap Awards!
  • 5 Up/5 Down Power Rankings & more

 

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The Goal Line Stand: How Can Carson Win With No Weapons?!

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On the #FootballFriday podcast, Mike & Brett discussed the Eagles upcoming match up against the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday night in Santa Clara.  

  • Eagles have ONE healthy WR on the 53-man roster
  • Is it fair to put this kind of pressure on Carson Wentz without giving him weapons
  • What are the Eagles keys to victory in Cali
  • Eagles-Niners memories

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  • NFL COVID-19 outbreak: a competitive advantage or disadvantage
  • Debut of "Am I Nuts:" The NFC East will have 3 new QB's in 2021 
  • Thrive Fantasy #PropUp plays of the weekend
  • What we're watching: One NFL & One NCAA game we're excited for & more

 

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The Goal Line Stand: NFL Week Three Review

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Mike & Brett discuss the Eagles inexplicable decision to go for a tie against Cincinnati & who is to blame (continuing story!) for the massive freefall by the Birds

  • Titans COVID-19 outbreak
  • Debut of 2 in, 2 out uni talk
  • 4 Pretzels & a Lap Awards
  • Top 5/ Bottom 5 Power rankings 
  • Mike Leach in the SEC & more 

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The Goal Line Stand: NFL Week Two Review & Big Ten Schedule Breakdown

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Mike and Brett breakdown the madness that was NFL week two! We’ve got kickers with balls of steel, “watermelon” kicks, fines, injuries galore, and more!

Plus, the guys dissect the Eagles issues on offense, defense, and discuss the regression of Carson Wentz. 

  • Who or what is to blame for the rash of injuries this week
  • What is wrong with the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Four pretzels (good) and a lap (bad) awards
  • Top 5/Bottom 5 power rankings
  • Deion Sanders interesting career move
  • A look at the Big Ten schedule and why Nebraska should shut the hell up

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