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Odrick Signs Contract with Serious Chance of Starting

2010 has been treating  former Penn State great Jared Odrick quite well. First it was a victory over LSU, then All-American honors, a first-round draft pick followed, and now he has inked a deal with the Miami Dolphins, the team who selected the defensive lineman 28th overall. Now, it seems like J.O. has a legitimate chance of having a starting spot by the time Miami takes the field this fall.

Just like in any sport, one man’s loss is normally another man’s gain. This philosophy might allow Odrick to see the field more than originally thought. This week Phillip Merling, a defensive lineman in front of Odrick on the depth chart, went down with an injury to his Achilles tendon. It is likely that Merling will miss the entire season, which puts Odrick in position to gain valuable experience early in his career.

It will be interesting to see how Odrick handles this opportunity. He certainly has the talent to compete immediately. It seems Miami’s 3-4 defensive scheme will allow Odrick to prosper since it takes similar technique to be successful as he used during his tenure at Penn State.

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Tim Owen

I am originally from a very small town in northeastern Pennsyltucky, called Athens. Currently, I am enrolled in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and major in print journalism.

I have a passion for sports, and more specifically football. I enjoy hunting, cooking, food, and everything Penn State!

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Wrestlers Rebound with a Sweep in Michigan

Well that’s more like it. After getting trounced by Iowa last weekend, which snapped a 13-match winning streak, the Nittany Lion wrestlers rallied back with two convincing victories over Michigan State and Michigan this weekend. The first stop of the road trip was in Lansing Friday night where they mauled the Spartans 30-9. Then they headed back to Ann Arbor for a 28-13 beating of the Wolverines.

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Despite losing key contributors at wide receiver and on the offensive line, the combination of young talent and proven transfers should benefit Penn State’s attack this fall.

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Despite losing key contributors at wide receiver and on the offensive line, the combination of young talent and proven transfers should benefit Penn State’s attack this fall.

Join Onward State: Fall 2022 Application

Applications to join our staff are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 2.

Penn State Football Unranked In Preseason AP Top 25

This marks the first time the Nittany Lions are left out of the preseason poll since 2016.

 
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