Franco Harris has strong opinion on Penn State CFP snub; Tommy Stevens could have huge Blue-White game, and more
Letterman Brian Masella and Franco Harris and Board of Trustees member Anthony Lubrano join supporters of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno at the site where the statue used to be outside of Beaver Stadium before the game against Temple on Sept. 17, 2016. Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature Nittany Lions legend Franco Harris’ thoughts on the 2016 season and a look at what to watch at the Blue-White game.
Harris made an appearance at a clay shoot event hosted by the Penn State York campus and weighed in on a number of topics, including the Lions’ surprising 2016 season. Harris said Penn State exceeded his own expectations and deserved a spot in the College Football Playoff, according to Patrick Strohecker of the York Dispatch.
“Last year, wow, did they bust out and it was way beyond any expectations that I was thinking of,” Harris told the Dispatch. “I do feel like we should’ve been one of the four teams in the playoffs. No doubt about it. No way should Ohio State have been in there. Penn State should’ve been in there all the way.”
The Blue-White game kicks off in Beaver Stadium Saturday at 3 p.m. Mike Gross of Lancaster Online has a list of five players to watch in the game, while Matt Martell of the Daily Collegian offers a broader look at what the watch for. Mike Poorman of StateCollege.com says it could be a huge day for backup quarterback Tommy Stevens.
In other Penn State football news, consistent pressure is key for Torrence Brown and the Lions’ defensive ends. Trace McSorley can’t shake the Rose Bowl loss, and James Franklin breaks down the spring performances of linebacker Cam Brown and safety Garrett Taylor.
PennLive’s Bob Flounders, Greg Pickel and Dustin Hockensmith also talk Penn State football on the Keystone Sports Network. Check out audio from their latest podcast below.
Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup.