Welcome to our daily Nittany Notebook. This post will be updated frequently throughout the day with news, notes and sometimes entertaining info. So be sure to check back often to stay on top of everything that’s going on with Penn State football and athletics, plus other sports of interest in central PA.
Update: 7:40 p.m.
I just can’t help but LOL at this.
“I respect the question, but … https://t.co/0X9gxcXC00
— Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) October 5, 2020
.@cdt_sports asked 14 Penn State players who they thought would break out for the Nittany Lions this fall. The most popular answers? LB Jesse Luketa (@OttawasVeryOwn), OL Des Holmes (@des_holmes75) and OL Caedan Wallace (@caedanw). https://t.co/gycZNEm4TG
— Parth Upadhyaya (@pupadhyaya_) October 5, 2020
Update: 1:10 p.m.
**Penn State offers class of 2023 defensive end from Ohio.
What a great birthday blessing! I am exciting to announce that I have received a offer from Penn State University! @CoachTrautFB @EThatchRC @CoachTHowle @HeidiErb @coachjfranklin 2 Timothy 3:16 pic.twitter.com/5pJOR79q9H
— Luke Montgomery (@lukeMonty8) October 5, 2020
Update: 12:25 p.m.
**Some news from around the Big Ten, starting with a look at Penn State’s opening opponent:
Times sports reporter Steve Batterson takes a look at each Big Ten football team in advance of the new season. Today's preview: Indiana https://t.co/nEmdmSEBFK
— Quad-City Times (@qctimes) October 5, 2020
In his 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0, @GrindingTheTape sent Ohio State QB Justin Fields to the Denver Broncos.
Should John Elway pull the trigger on Fields if they have the chance to pick him?
— The Draft Network (@TheDraftNetwork) October 5, 2020
— Referee Magazine (@RefereeMag) October 5, 2020
Update: 9:25 a.m.
"Heartbreaking and embarrassing,” Pitt has to pick up the pieces after an upset loss to NC State. They committed 13 penalties for 125 yards! https://t.co/ufYq3TkvSG
— 93.7 The Fan (@937theFan) October 5, 2020
**Desmond Howard asks a good question, and check out the thread in the tweet for some good — and funny — responses from fans.
Happy Monday! What's your biggest takeaway from the college games this past weekend?
— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) October 5, 2020
Update: 8:30 a.m.
Some morning football reads:
The Steelers should be mad at the Titans, and the Eagles should pay the price https://t.co/xmvWL8eLaw
— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) October 5, 2020
Pa. High School Football Player of the Year: 10 guys who look like they might be the Keystone State’s best so far in 2020 https://t.co/tr1QGUqVjF
— Penn State Football (@psufootball) October 5, 2020
Penn State’s old hand Michal Menet sees max prep, attention to detail under new O-line coach Phil Trautwein https://t.co/STvYdQdvsz
— David Jones (@djoneshoop) October 5, 2020