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For his part, Penn State head coach James Franklin isn’t doing anything to tamp down that excitement level among his Nittany Lions this week. Meeting with reporters Tuesday afternoon at Beaver Stadium for his weekly press conference, Franklin acknowledged the tremendous respect that his program has for Michigan and the opportunity that Saturday night’s game brings with it. Wanting to embrace that feeling while maintaining the same steady approach to the Nittany Lions’ preparations this week, Franklin has his players and staff concentrating not on reflections of last year, the hype surrounding the game, or anything else beyond the immediate task at hand. There's lessons that we learned from last year,” Franklin said, responding to a question about the impact of his team’s 49-10 loss in Ann Arbor, Mich., last season and it's potential effects on this year's game.
Against South Carolina, Gaulden allowed just two receptions for four yards, earning a shoutout from Pro Football Focus. On the year, the redshirt sophomore has yielded just a single completion over 10 yards, per College Football Film Room. “He’s playing at a really high level for us,” Warren said.“We are going to need to lean on his and others’ leadership in our style of play down the stretch. He’s having a very productive year. As a whole unit, we have to make more plays and get more takeaways.” Tennessee has forced just six turnovers in six games this season, but Gaulden has had a hand in two game-changing takeaways. He forced a fumble deep in UT’s territory in the win over Georgia Tech, jumpstarting
Blough waiting for another turn - GoldandBlack.com Vs.: Which should be bigger threat, run or pass? - GoldandBlack.com Coordinator's Corner: Special teams coach Tony Levine - GoldandBlack.com Number crunching: A look at Purdue football's numbers - GoldandBlack.com NFL Boilers: Allen pushes back in Week 6 - GoldandBlack.com Boilermakers set for second half of season - Purduesports.com Hudson makes most of opportunity - Journal & Courier ($) Mindset give Purdue defense presence - Journal & Courier ($) Rutgers: Injury updates and more - Ashbury Park Press Is Rutgers QB better in games than practice? - NJOnline With bye week, Nebraska safeties will get healthy - Lincoln Star Riley describes first
Yesterday we looked at the midway superlatives of the Ohio State offense and today we turn our attention to the defense. The Buckeyes through the years have been a team that have made their mark with their defense and this year has seen a lot of good from that side of the ball but not everything has been perfect through 2017. Nobody expected the Buckeyes to give up 31 points to Oklahoma in the second game of the season and through two games, the Buckeyes were 75th nationally in scoring defense and No. 109 in pass efficiency defense. Those numbers have come back down to Earth over the next four weeks with Ohio State ranking No. 16 in total defense, No. 18 against the run, No. 30 in pass efficiency
Not a subscriber? Get coaching search updates FREE with our 60 day promotion! When a head coach leaves a college football team, it has a real effect on recruiting as it leaves the program in a state of uncertainty. The recruits committed to that school are left wondering if the interim coach and his staff will be kept in place or if a new coach will come in and clean house. There's also uncertainty for the staff in place. How do you recruit prospects to a school if you're not even sure that you're going to be there in a couple of months because of the head coaching change? For the Oregon State Beavers, it's just business as usual with Gary Andersen leaving OSU and Cory Hall being his interim