2009 Penn State Football Preview – Part Seven: The Offense

August 31, 2009

Part Seven - The Offense

Part Seven - The Offense

Over the next two days, Against the Spread will conclude their break down the 2009 Penn State Nittany Lions football squad. In the seventh part of the series, we will look at the offense.

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2009 Penn State Football Preview – Part Six: The Defense

August 29, 2009
Part Six - The Defense

Part Six - The Defense

Over the next week, Against the Spread will break down the 2009 Penn State Nittany Lions football squad. In part six, we take a look at the defensive unit that will be taking the field this fall.

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2009 Penn State Football Preview – Part Five: The Coaching Staff

August 26, 2009
Part Five - The Coaching Staff

Part Five - The Coaching Staff

Over the next week-and-a-half, Against the Spread will break down the 2009 Penn State Nittany Lions football squad. In part five, we take a look at the coaching lineup for the 2009 season.

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2009 Penn State Football Preview – Part Four: The Schedule (November)

August 25, 2009
Part Three - The Schedule (October)

Part Four - The Schedule (November)

Over the next week-and-a-half, Against the Spread will break down the 2009 Penn State Nittany Lions football squad. In part four, we look at the games during the final month of the 2009 schedule.

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2009 Penn State Football Preview – Part Three: The Schedule (October)

August 24, 2009
Part Three - The Schedule (October)

Part Three - The Schedule (October)

Over the next week-and-a-half, Against the Spread will break down the 2009 Penn State Nittany Lions football squad. In part three, we look at the games during the month of October in the 2009 schedule.

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2009 Penn State Football Preview – Part Two: The Schedule (September)

August 21, 2009

 

Part Two - The Schedule (September)

Part Two - The Schedule (September)

 

Over the next two weeks, Against the Spread will break down the 2009 Penn State Nittany Lions football squad. In part two, we look at the opening month of the 2009 schedule.

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2009 Penn State Football Preview – Introduction

August 19, 2009
Patr One - The Introduction

Part One - The Introduction

It’s hard to believe, but there are just 17 days left until the 2009 Penn State Football season officially kicks off as they will host the Akron Zips. Expectations are high in Happy Valley as for the second time in four years, the Lions will be the defending Big Ten champions (technically, they were co-champions; an achievement I find tough to comprehend since they beat the team they split the honor with). They are also looking to return to the Rose Bowl for the third time since joining the Big Ten, and looking to redeem themselves for their performance against USC last January. All of this pressure lies on top of the departure of one of, if not the most renowned senior class in Penn State history departing in 2009.

While the waters of question are not nearly as murky as they were at the beginning of last season, there are some spots that are going to be watched more than others. Penn State will have three new wide-receivers, 60% of the offensive line will be first-year starters, half of the defensive line will be new and a very young secondary will be on the field come September 5th. All of these issues and more will be addressed over the next two weeks, as we preview the 2009 Penn State football season right here at Against the Spread.

Check back on Friday as we preview opponents in the first month of the season.