LOUDOUN IN THE LEAD? PHIL GROSZ ON 2004 NITTANY LIONS

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Officials were in town yesterday and Mayor Tony Williams had this to say: “What you’ve heard around is there’s a lot of support there [for D.C.]. But at the highest levels, there’s still resistance to coming here. They’re still looking for a way not to be here, because of the obvious reasons.” What a discouraging quote.

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Last night guest editor Fritz Hamme and I went to the Phil Grosz event at Crystal City Sports Pub. We left feeling hopeful. Phil spoke for over and hour and here are some of the highlights:

  • The program revamps to a corporate structure so that it will be ready to have a new coach, from outside the system, when Joe Paterno steps down. After ’99 JoePa had consolidated power and run the program as a “sole-proprietorship” which no longer works in college football.

  • Galen Hall will have more control over the offense than Fran Ganter did and Jay Paterno will have less. Hall is signed for 3 years and was the “best available” given the program’s situation. Phil was very high on Galen.

  • The assistants are “playing for their jobs” the next few years and had not been getting along well last year.

  • There are four NFL prospects on the o-line.

  • Austin Scott is an important part of the equation, but not the whole equation.

  • Rodney Kinlaw has recovered from his injury and could be a huge threat.

  • Zack Mills is the starter at QB, period.

  • Wideouts are still a huge question mark.

  • Lots of one back sets.

  • Defensive line should be greatly improved.

  • Linebackers may be a little green, but should become very good.

    Phil’s prediction appears as quote of the day.


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    For now, Penn State will stick with MillsDelco Times

    More on the QB situation.


    QUOTE OF THE DAY

    Eight and three.

    Phil Grosz, Blue White Illustrated publisher
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