What Penn State’s Blue-White game should look like; freshman Micah Parsons is progressing
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What would or should a perfect Blue-White game look like? For starters, everyone gets out of the game healthy. But there are some specific things Penn State coaches will be looking for during the annual spring game on Saturday.
Lions 247’s Andrew Callahan projects what the spring scrimmage should be like when the Nittany Lions take the field.
Where he ends up playing is still to be determined, but Penn State freshman Micah Parsons should make an impact on the defensive side either at middle or outside linebacker, starting with the Saturday scrimmage.
Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry is excited about Parsons potential, writes the Centre Daily Times’ John McGonigal.
A spring win
One team will score more points than the other during the Blue-White game, but that is not the only victory Penn State could snag this weekend.
StateCollege.com’s Mike Poorman writes the Nittany Lions could also win the spring game as far as attendance goes. Last year, 71,000 fans attended the game and coach James Franklin wants a full Beaver Stadium on Saturday.
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Who catches on
Penn State will be breaking in a relatively untested crop of wide receivers on Saturday, and they must find the right combination to replace players like DaeSean Hamilton and tight end Mike Gesicki.
The one g0-to in the receiving corps is without question Juwan Johnson, who caught 54 passes a season ago, and as Pennlive’s Greg Pickel writes, seems primed for a breakout season.
Offer on the table
Penn State has as deep a defensive line as they’ve had since Franklin took over as coach, and they are hoping with more solid recruiting it’s going to get even deeper.
Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue’s writes in his latest recruiting update that the Nittany Lions offered defensive end Myles Murphy, a rising sophomore out of Georgia. Penn State has competition though, as Alabama, Georgia and other SEC powers are after the prospect.
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