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11-2, 2nd in Big Ten - East

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Would like to see the Bears "steal" this Penn State RPO scheme (run-pass option) after signing TE Trey Burton in free agency. In this example (see below), the Bears would pair the inside zone with the boot pass. That would allow QB Mitchell Trubisky to hand-off to Jordan Howard (H) or pull the ball to target Burton (Y) on the boot. This is a quick way to get the ball to Burton in the flat with blockers at the point of attack. And there is room to run after the catch.

Kellerman: 'Barkley is the best RB prospect I've ever seen' (1:33)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State TE Mike Gesicki made some money today at the NFL combine. At 6-foot-5, 247 pounds, Gesicki ran a 4.54 40-yard dash and also recorded a 41.5-inch vertical. Given his frame and athleticism, Gesicki projects as a "move" TE who can flex from the formation to create matchups and also impact the route tree in the red zone. Body control and ball skills to win at the point of attack.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley posted an official 4.40 40-yard dash time today at 233 pounds, and he had a 41-inch vertical. And those upper-tier athletic traits mesh with the game tape. Barkley has the speed to rip off explosive runs, the cutback ability to make plays in the open field, and his versatility as a receiver will be utilized in the pro game. Barkley should be considered a top-five prospect with upside at the position.

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17dJake Trotter

Ranking college football's best triplets

Which teams have the best combination of quarterback, running back and receiver? It starts with Stanford, but turning projections to reality at Oklahoma and Alabama could change things.

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17dJeff Legwold

RB Barkley: Want to be part of something big

Running back Saquon Barkley says it doesn't matter where he goes in the NFL draft, emphasizing that he wants to be part of something "bigger than yourself ... something special."

27dAdam Rittenberg

QB Future Power Rankings: Georgia leads the way

Which teams are primed for success over the next three seasons at the game's most important position? A true freshman led Georgia to the title game, and the Bulldogs have the nation's top 2018 recruit on campus, but Clemson and Alabama aren't far behind.


Campus Conversation: Signing Day Reaction

Matt Schick, Tom Luginbill and Tom VanHaaren recap National Signing Day including Georgia's great day (2:28), the rest of the top classes (16:02), Jacob Copeland's eventful commitment to Florida (44:07) and much more.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 offensive lineman Rasheed Walker commits to Penn State. The No. 160 ranked prospect gives the Nittany Lions 13 ESPN 300 commits.


Spanier challenges Sandusky-tied conviction

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier hopes a Pennsylvania appeals court will agree that too much time had passed for him to be charged with endangering the welfare of children over his handling of a complaint about Jerry Sandusky.

Get to know No. 1 WR recruit Shorter (0:42)
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45dAdam Rittenberg

Penn State settles suit with ex-coach Shoop

Penn State has settled a pending lawsuit against former defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. As part of the settlement, Shoop will recognize the obligations under his employment contract with the school. Terms of the settlement were not released.

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47dAdam Rittenberg

How Penn State builds on its recruiting revival

The Nittany Lions are headed for a record class, thanks to plenty of on-the-field success and a national superstar in running back Saquon Barkley.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Big Ten assistants who have gone to the SEC or Florida State in this cycle: Joe Moorhead, Charles Huff, Harlon Barnett, Josh Gattis, Walt Bell, Greg Frey and Dan Enos. Two staffs left mostly intact: Ohio State and Wisconsin.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State WR DaeSean Hamilton was one of the best route runners on the field during one-on-ones. Smooth at the break. Body control to get some speed out his cuts. Impressive.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State TE Mike Gesicki (6-foot-5, 242 pounds) has the route running skill set and body control to win on middle-of-the-field throws. During one-on-one sessions today, Gesicki showed the ability to stem the defender within the route and then gain leverage at the top of route. Size and ball skills at the point of attack, too.

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PSU's Apke wins Collegiate Bowl MVP honors

Penn State linebacker Troy Apke snagged a key interception and took home game MVP honors in the National team's 23-0 win over the American team in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Alabama is hiring Penn State wide receivers coach Josh Gattis. He's expected to coach the Tide wide receivers, previously overseen by Mike Locksley, who has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Football Scoop first reported the move.

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68dMark Schlabach

Introducing the ESPN All-Bowl team

Not surprisingly, Alabama and Georgia dominate the top performances from bowl season. But they're not the only ones who starred during the postseason.

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70dAndrea Adelson

Beamer, Brown among 13 to enter Hall of Fame

Legendary coaches Frank Beamer and Mack Brown have been selected for the College Football Hall of Fame, part of a class of 13 that includes former players Ed Reed, Calvin Johnson and Charles Woodson.

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