Cup of Joe [5.18.2012] – Where we are not afraid of noon games

Good morning everybody. As reported here, and on every other Penn State website yesterday, Penn State will be playing a noon match at the University of Virginia next September. Feel free to sound off in the comments section if you plan on heading to Charlottesville for the game.

We open today with ESPN’s Brian Bennett, who says that Coach O’Brien has actually been energized by the caravan. The article has some interesting tidbits as well, such as the fact that the coaches have yet to review spring practice together. And on Bleacher Report, Kevin says O’Brien has already done well in leaving his stamp on the program.


Other News in Penn State Football:

Bill O’Brien speaks out about the upcoming non-conference schedule. Usually when coaches talk about non-conference matches, they have to say the, “Oh, they’re a good, well-coached team.” At least this year, O’Brien can do that without lying.

Sorry for being a little late on this one, but the BigTen Network analyzes Penn State’s schedule.


Around the BigTen:

ESPN has a list of break-out players from the BigTen. One Penn Stater makes the cut.

Ohio State fans need to forget about Terrelle Pryor. My guess? Braxton Miller’s Heisman campaign in two seasons will help with that.


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