Three overtime games, a huge upset win, a bigger loss, surprise, disappointment: In a lot of ways, the Nittany Lions' 2013 season had it all. Penn State defied the odds by finishing with a winning, 7-5 season.
about 1261 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien remained calm and poised for much of Tuesday afternoon, but Penn State's head coach showed some fire when asked about the recent criticism of defensive coordinator John Butler.
about 1338 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- DaQuan Jones doesn't blush at all from the praise. He's relaxed after peeling off his helmet, and any compliments seem to slide off his shoulders like sweat from a two-hour workout.
about 1388 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Can the Nittany Lions build off last season and play the role of BCS spoiler? Let's take a closer look at this 2013 Penn State team: PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS Coach: Bill O'Brien (8-4 overall, 8-4 at Penn State) 2012 record: 8-4 (6-2 Big Ten) Key losses: QB Matt McGloin, C Matt Stankiewitch, DT Jordan Hill, LB Michael Mauti, LB Gerald Hodges, CB Stephon Morris Key returnees: RB Zach Zwinak, WR Allen Robinson, G John Urschel, DE Deion Barnes, DT DaQuan Jones, LB Mike Hull, DB Adrian Amos Newcomer to watch: QB Christian Hackenberg.
about 1420 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
As part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation will preview a different position leading up to the season opener against Syracuse on Aug. 31. Up today: Defensive tackles. Projected starters: DaQuan Jones (2012 stats: 22 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, one fumble recovery) and Kyle Baublitz (three tackles, one sack).
about 1422 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien's voice will soon regularly echo across the practice field. Allen Robinson will soon continue cementing his legacy as one of PSU's best. And Deion Barnes will, once again, soon start giving quarterbacks a case of happy feet.
about 1424 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Three seniors will accompany Bill O'Brien to the Big Ten media days on Wednesday and Thursday in Chicago: offensive guard John Urschel, linebacker Glenn Carson and safety Malcolm Willis.
about 1436 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Last summer, Penn State's defensive backs used outside criticism for motivation. The Lions' secondary had to replace all four starters and Malcolm Willis and Stephon Morris reminded everyone of the gloomy forecast many had for the back four.
about 1465 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions