On the eve of Thanksgiving, Ted Roof has dug deep into the south to find the thirteenth verbal commit for the Class of 2013. After visiting last Saturday for the Indiana game, defensive end Parker Cothren, from Hazel Green, Alabama, has switched his commitment to the Nittany Lions after originally choosing Purdue. Cothren is rated as a three star prospect by Rivals, and two stars by Rivals and 247 Sports. Aside from the Nittany Lions and Boilermakers, Cothren also had offers from South Alabama, Western Kentucky, Troy, and Arkansas State.
Kelly Burns, a Penn State alumnus has put together a Facebook event entitled "Fight On Frazier", an attempt to "boost the morale of Tim Frazier and his family as he works to recover from his injury."
Senior cornerback Stephon Morris is usually one of the most outspoken members of the team, always wearing his Penn State pride on his sleeve. He was asked about senior day at the weekly press conference yesterday, and gave credit to his father, Joe Paterno, and his teammates for getting him where he is today. Here's Stephon Morris, just a few days before his last game in a Penn State uniform.
Thanksgiving is pretty much the best holiday of the year. You get off school, have time to hang out with your friends and family, and can nurture your very own food baby with no passing judgment from others. That’s why it is such a tragedy Thanksgiving is overshadowed by Christmas practically every single year. Its never even had its own celebratory holiday song -- until now. But when I wished for a Thanksgiving theme song, this wasn’t what I had in mind.