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Strong-armed 18-year-old turning heads at PSU

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07:20 AM ET 09.19 | Yes, Christian Hackenberg does make throwing the deep ball look easy. Hackenberg threw a 54-yard pass to Lewis against Syracuse, a 45-yard pass to Robinson against Eastern Michigan and a 46-yard pass to Robinson against Central Florida. These weren't little swing passes that were turned into huge gains because of the wide receivers. These were longs balls, sailing about as far as the total yardage illustrates. "He's a big, strong guy," Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said, "and he's got a strong arm." ... [O'Brien] believes will get stronger as Hackenberg continues to refine his fundamentals and add strength. "His arm strength will continue to improve as he becomes stronger himself," O'Brien said. "He's only 18-years-old and, as he gets more into our weight program, he will continue to get stronger."

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September 19, 2013  07:41 AM ET

Glad to see a positive story for PSU.

September 19, 2013  07:54 AM ET

So far, the kid has met or exceeded the expectations that go with being a 5* recruit.

September 19, 2013  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So far, the kid has met or exceeded the expectations that go with being a 5* recruit.

Under pretty difficult circumstances...

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September 19, 2013  09:00 AM ET

A member of the mighty B1G did lose to the UCF Knights last week....at home! Wonder what it would have been in the heat of Orlando?

September 19, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So far, the kid has met or exceeded the expectations that go with being a 5* recruit.

One reason I went against the grain and picked PSU to beat UCF last week. Of course, that didn't work out for me...

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September 19, 2013  01:06 PM ET

Don't bend over to pick up the soap in the shower at PSU, kid!

 
September 19, 2013  06:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Don't bend over to pick up the soap in the shower at PSU, kid!

Amazingly clever and original. Did you think of that all by yourself?

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