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Only one position battle at Penn State?

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07:18 AM ET 06.14 | Cool temperatures and rainy days have Happy Valley feeling a bit like fall this week. [And] Penn State seemed to pick up on this as coach Bill O'Brien released a depth chart Thursday for his football team. ... There will be competition for quarterback and little else. Every football coach will say players compete for starting jobs at all positions each week, but that's not the case. There are penned-in starters, and Penn State has designated them for all but two positions. The first position is, not surprisingly, quarterback. Freshman Christian Hackenberg and sophomore Tyler Ferguson are slated to battle for that job come August. Ferguson, O'Brien has said, has a slight edge because he went through spring drills and is more familiar with the team and offense.

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June 14, 2013  07:28 AM ET

It's a new year and a new season. Let's see how PSU footballers do on the gridiron.

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June 14, 2013  08:10 AM ET
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I am surprised they have enough depth at any position.

If they don't red-shirt anyone, they would have enough scholarships to be three deep at nearly every position.

June 14, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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If they don't red-shirt anyone, they would have enough scholarships to be three deep at nearly every position.

But how deep does the quality go?

That's quality depth seems to be the main thing that separates the BCS teams from the non BCS teams. Only one level deep.

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June 14, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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But how deep does the quality go?That's quality depth seems to be the main thing that separates the BCS teams from the non BCS teams. Only one level deep.

Depends on how well he recruits. All I'm saying is the 65 scholarship limit doesn't have to be a total disaster. Of course, there is no margin for error. Penn State needs to be right on nearly every kid they sign.

June 14, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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Depends on how well he recruits. All I'm saying is the 65 scholarship limit doesn't have to be a total disaster. Of course, there is no margin for error. Penn State needs to be right on nearly every kid they sign.

True. Go a little old school and let some of 'em play both ways. A coach can spot rest them if needed. Many of them would probably like to play a little both ways.

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June 14, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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Penn State football: never leave your buddies behind.

Phil McCracken

June 14, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Testy, testy , test. #9 wasn't bad.

June 14, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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Phil McCracken

He's a visual artist....

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June 14, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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Ben Dover

He's more a fan of footie, being a Brit. Though his rep is that he works hard.

June 14, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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he works hard.

^ ^ ^ ^ = Open invitation to further "cracks"

June 14, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Seymore Asse Jr is a proud graduate of PSU.

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June 14, 2013  11:31 AM ET

Zero chance of recovering this thread to respectability now. None at all.

 
June 14, 2013  12:10 PM ET
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Zero chance of recovering this thread to respectability now. None at all.

True statement there, GR.

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