Offensive keys to the game against Auburn

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Penn State had lost it’s offensive identity the last couple years. Honestly ever since Saquon Barkley left school they just hadn’t been as explosive. Some new faces from both the recruiting trail and the transfer portal have this offense on the verge of something special.

I don’t recall a time where a Penn State tea has had so many talented players at various skill positions. Two deep at every position at least, I provides depth to keep people fresh as well as to help in case of injury. This offense is going to create problems for an Auburn team that is just treading water at this point.

No matter who gets the ball, no matter who is under center, Penn State can use this game as a launching point for the whole season. They just got ranked, now they head down as favorites to a SEC West team.

Get Parker Washington involved early

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Parker Washington has just six catches for 90 yards through two games this season. He had a few drops against Purdue but they need to get the ball in his hands early in this game. Manufacture touches to get him in a groove and get the defense thinking about him.

Take advantage of Theo Johnson returning

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Theo Johnson has missed both games to start the year but all signs point to him making his debut against Auburn. He has yet to be used heavily in the passing game in his career. That may change this weekend in Auburn, Alabama.

Revolve the quarterbacks, make it a system

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I am loving what we are seeing from Sean Clifford and Drew Allar this year. Clifford has been a game manager at times but Allar has been a playmaker with what snaps he has gotten. I would love for this game to be used as a way to get Allar comfortable with a big crowd that Auburn will have while also keeping the defense on edge with both of them.

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