Author: Drew Balis
The former Penn State record setting quarterback took home Pepsi Rookie of the Week honors following his impressive first NFL start that resulted in a 28-23 win for the Oakland Raiders on the road against the Houston Texans.
Two themes have bit constant topics of conversation concerning Penn State’s defense throughout the offseason, and both were on again discussed at Big Ten Media Days.
He has yet to coach a game in his new role as defensive coordinator, but two of his senior leaders like what they see from John Butler so far.
Malcolm Willis does not field nearly as many questions about the NCAA sanctions as he did at this time last year, but he insists Penn State’s rallying cry remains the same.
“It’s still us against the world,” said the senior safety Thursday morning at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. “That’s still our mentality.”
Greetings from the Windy City where the 2013 version of Big Ten Media Days is set to take place inside the Hilton Chicago hotel over the next two days. As the event unfolds, this page will be constantly updated to bring you the most comprehensive Media Days coverage including coaches press conferences, player interviews, pictures, tweets, and recap articles.
John Urschel started off with a joke and exited the stage to a standing ovation. Speaking on behalf of the players at the 42nd annual Big Ten Kickoff luncheon, the All-Big Ten right guard and 4.0 mathematics student encouraged fellow players to maximize their time as student-athletes and to not let the privilege go to waste.
One easy way for a college football program to get additional national exposure is through primetime broadcasts. For Penn State, being visible on television is one key to navigating through the remaining sanctions years. Naturally, head coach Bill O’Brien would like to play more night games.