First looks from Penn State’s first fall camp practice

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After months of recruiting and offseason workouts, Penn State finally began to officially prepare for the 2022 season with the opening of fall camp on Monday.

Penn State is looking to rebound from an 7-6 season a year ago, which dropped Penn State to an even .500 record over the past two seasons. After recording 11-win seasons in three of the previous four years prior to that, the Nittany Lions should be hungry to get back to being discussed on the national stage a bit more.

The Penn State media got an opportunity to take a look at practice for a brief period of time, which provided our Twitter timeline with some warm and fuzzy feelings as we got to see quarterbacks throwing the football, Nick Singleton taking a handoff and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich taking on the role of pass rusher.

A couple of players having some conflicts with their class schedule afforded freshman Nick Singleton a few extra reps on the practice field.

Singleton was the Gatorade High School Football Player of the Year for 2022 and the in-state recruit was one of the biggest prizes for James Franklin and his staff in the recent recruiting cycle. Keyvone Lee was not on hand for the practice session with media attending, but he is on the watch list for the Doak Walker Award this season. Singleton will have to earn the national respect down the line.

Penn State’s coordinators both seem as though they are getting involved up close with the coaching and tutoring this season. Offensive coordinator Mike Yuricch, entering his second season on the job, was busy chasing down his quarterbacks, while new defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was also seen doing some hands-on coaching with the defense.

Penn State will open the 2022 season on Thursday, September 1 at Purdue. The game will air nationally on FOX with a scheduled kickoff time of 8 p.m. ET.

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