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James Franklin lost out on quarterback Garrett Shrader to former Nittany Lions assistant Joe Moorhead.

Penn State loses QB recruit to former assistant; a look at HBO’s Joe Paterno movie

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Losing out

Joe Moorhead had an impact on the Penn State football team’s success the last couple of seasons as offensive coordinator, and now, as Mississippi State’s coach, he’s having an impact on some of the Nittany Lions’ recruiting targets.

Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue, through 247 Sports, writes that Moorhead got a verbal commitment from quarterback Garrett Shrader on Tuesday.

Selling the draft

Penn State’s annual Blue-White game is April 21 and one of the points the coaching staff could bring up to potential recruits is the NFL draft.

Donohue says recruits should pay attention when the coaches try to sell them on the results of the draft, which could see at least six former Penn State players drafted on the first two days.

Chiming in

HBO will debut it’s drama ‘Paterno’ on Saturday night, featuring legendary actor Al Pacino as the embattled former Penn State coach Joe Paterno. The movie focuses on a two-week period in which Paterno won his 409th game, was fired, and later diagnosed with cancer.

Former Pennlive writer Sara Ganim initially broke the story of the Jerry Sandusky investigation and was a paid consultant on the film, writes Pennlive’s John Luciew. Ganim now works for CNN.

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Offensive dilemma

The New York Giants currently sit with the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, and they hold the key to what happens with Saquon Barkley, if rumors that the Cleveland Browns want Josh Allen with the No. 1 pick are true.

Giants.com writer Dan Salomone makes the case for Barkley and also guard Quinten Nelson from Notre Dame.

Replacements needed

With the departure of Tony Carr and graduation of Shep Garner, Penn State’s basketball team has to replace two of its best weapons.

Lions 247 writer Andrew Callahan says Pat Chambers could look to his incoming recruits to step in right away and make up for the losses.

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