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Every week PennLive's Penn State football insiders Bob Flounders and Greg Pickel will breakdown James Franklins' press conference, what to know about the Nittany Lions' upcoming opponent and give you their picks and predictions for each game. Listen every Thursday to know what's going on with your favorite Big Ten football team.

Every week PennLive's Penn State football insiders Bob Flounders and Greg Pickel will breakdown James Franklins' press conference, what to know about the Nittany Lions' upcoming opponent and give you their picks and predictions for each game. Listen every Thursday to know what's going on with your favorite Big Ten football team.
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Every week PennLive's Penn State football insiders Bob Flounders and Greg Pickel will breakdown James Franklins' press conference, what to know about the Nittany Lions' upcoming opponent and give you their picks and predictions for each game. Listen every Thursday to know what's going on with your favorite Big Ten football team.

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Micah Parsons and the All-Big Ten defense team & PSU's change in off-season philosophy

12/4/2019
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First down: PSU's change in offseason philosophy Second down: Micah Parsons and the All-Big Ten defense team Third down: The bowl outlook now Fourth down: Mailbag For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:53

Transfer Portal is open! What to expect going into the Rutgers game?

11/27/2019
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First down: The transfer portal talk begins --Justin Shorter is reportedly considering leaving the Lions. --What does it mean, and is this just the beginning? Second down: Does PSU have a QB controversy? --Sean Clifford is a game-time decision for this weekend's matchup with Rutgers? --After Will Levis led three scoring drives at OSU, some are asking: Is there a QB controversy. Is it a legitimate question? Third down: Bowl talk --After PSU is No. 10 in the latest Playoff rankings,...

Duration:00:25:31

The wait is over, it's time for the Ohio State game!

11/20/2019
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First down: Is Penn State-Ohio State a talent-equal contest? -Buckeyes coach Ryan Day thinks so, but is he just saying that, or is it true? -Which parts of the Lions' roster must step up most if victory is possible? Second down: The QB battle is of utmost importance -It's especially interesting, too, because James Franklin spent time talking this week about losing out on Fields, who once decommitted from PSU to sign with Georgia before ultimately transferring to OSU. Bob and Greg...

Duration:00:25:41

James Franklin's vent session and Penn State's loss against Minnesota

11/13/2019
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First down: Breaking down James Franklin's vent session --The coach went on a long monologue to close his Tuesday news conference. --What does it mean now, and also in the future? Second down: Penn State in the CFP --The Lions were No. 9 in this week's CFP top-25. Minnesota was No. 8, Ohio State was No. 2, and Indiana was unranked. --What are the Lions likely bowl destinations? Third down: Prime player update --Bob and Greg give the latest on Noah Cain, Sean Clifford, and more...

Duration:00:21:02

PSU prepares for Minnesota game

11/6/2019
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Penn State coach James Franklin is leery about Minnesota's big and talented offensive line and also its trio of receivers who are fast and athletic. The Lions can match up with both, however, on what looks to be a cold but otherwise calm day weather-wise in Minneapolis. Here's how this week's PSU clash will play out. Player(s) on the spot: Penn State cannot let Golden Gophers QB Tanner Morgan sit back and pick the secondary apart, because if given time, his pass catchers will get...

Duration:00:23:37

PSU bye week ahead of the Minnesota game

10/30/2019
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First down: How will the Lions enjoy their bye? --Penn State is 8-0, just like everyone expected, and now gets a bye heading into a matchup with undefeated Minnesota. --Greg and Bob discuss the season to date, recall key moments, and share their thoughts on the most important bye adjustments. Second down: Lions down a starter heading west --Antonio Shelton was suspended one game after spitting in the direction of a Michigan State player in last weekend's win. --Did James Franklin make...

Duration:00:23:51

Where does PSU stand going into the Michigan State game and what is going on PSU's inconsistent offense?

10/23/2019
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First down: Getting to the bottom of the Noah Cain story --The running back doesn't play as much as many feel he should. Why? And will it change moving forward? --James Franklin offered some insight, but what did it really tell us? Second down: What's with the lulls on offense? --Is it just a little inconsistency, or is it a big problem moving forward? --What can the Lions do to improve and move the ball more consistently throughout games? Third down: Can PSU finally top Michigan...

Duration:00:24:51

Preparing for Whitehout weekend versus a top-25 Michigan

10/16/2019
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First down: Whiteout week is here --The Lions have been tested on the road at Iowa, but Michigan presents yet another top-25 challenge. Are the Lions ready for it? --How big is Whiteout weekend? Bob and Greg discuss. Second down: Picking the more interesting coaching battle --Is it Don Brown vs. Ricky Rahne or Brent Pry vs. Josh Gattis? --Both sides have plenty of familiarities, but who will come out on top? Third down: Noah Cain's time has come, will Justin Shorter be next? --James...

Duration:00:29:08

How will Penn State handle its first road test against Iowa, mailbag, and picks and predictions

10/9/2019
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First down: How will Penn State handle its first road test? And will a fan’s letter be a distraction heading into game day? Second down: What if Iowa takes away what the Lions do best? Could Yetur Gross-Matos and Shaka Toney he taken out of the game? Third down: How can the Lions take advantage of team’s game planning around KJ Hamler? How can PSU exploit this supposed disadvantage. Fourth down: Mailbag For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:48

Heading to the Penn State v Purdue game with a changed matchup, a look at October's big implications and picks and predictions

10/2/2019
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First down: What to make of a suddenly changed matchup? --Rondale Moore and Elijah Sindelair are out for Purdue, and the point spread has ballooned in the days since head coach Jeff Brohm announced the news. Will this game tell us as much as we once thought it would? --Bob Flounders and Greg Pickel dive into the matchups that still matter most. Second down: The start of October has big implications --Iowa is at Michigan a week before the Hawkeyes and Lions meet, and then the Wolverines...

Duration:00:22:01

What James Franklin needs to fix after the bye, picks and predictions and more | Penn State Football Podcast

9/25/2019
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First down: What did PSU need to fix after the bye? —Third down offense and defense, plus shoring up the defensive line’s stack production, are keys Second down: Will the RB rotation continue? —The short answer is yes. Bob and Greg discuss why it will, and what must be different about the back usage moving forward. Third down: Reassessing our predictions —Revisiting what we know and don’t know about the Lions, and the Big Ten, after three weeks Fourth down: —Mailbag Followed by Penn...

Duration:00:21:50

Rating the Penn State offense and defense in the bye week, the mail bag plus a bonus segment

9/18/2019
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First down: Assessing the PSU offense after three weeks --Is it what we thought it would be? --What must improve entering Big Ten play? What positives surprised us so far? Second down: Assessing the PSU defense after three weeks --Is it what we thought it would be? --What must improve entering Big Ten play? What positives surprised us so far? Third down: Recruiting update --Zuriah Fisher is in for the Lions; whose next? --The first three games have been pretty quiet on the recruiting...

Duration:00:37:15

Is this the last PSU-Pitt game? A look at the matchup, recruiting update and Picks and Predictions for the upcoming game vs Pittsburgh

9/11/2019
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First down: Will this be the last PSU-Pitt game we see? -James Franklin spit out an interesting neutral site idea, but is it feasible? If so, where? Second down: A closer look at the matchup -What does the last three years tell us about this week’s game, which is the 100th meeting between the two schools? —Will John Petrishen now being a Panther play a role? Third down: Recruiting update -James Franklin was asked how winning this game impacts recruiting. He was also asked about the...

Duration:00:29:49

Did the Lions run it up against Idaho? Addressing the true freshmen, Sean Clifford performance, plus predictions for this week's game vs Buffalo Bills

9/4/2019
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First down: Did PSU run up the score? -Social media went wild late Saturday and early Sunday suggesting PSU ran it up against the overmatched Vandals. James Franklin even felt compelled to address it on Tuesday. --Bob and Greg weigh in Second down: Addressing the true freshmen moving forward -How much should we expect to see Noah Cain, Devyn Ford, Caedan Wallace, Brandon Smith, Lance Dixon, and others in game two and beyond? Third down: Will Sean Clifford settle down sooner this...

Duration:00:26:54

Assessing Penn State as they head into to the season opener vs Idaho. Plus Picks and Predictions

8/29/2019
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Part I: The Penn State Blitz First down: News of the week Sean Clifford over Will Levis for the QB1 job. What’s the future for Levis at Penn State? Second down: Depth chart observations Receiver Justin Shorter and Lamont Wade took different paths to starting jobs, but they’re finally there Damion Barber moves into a second-team roll at defensive tackle Offensive lineman Juice Scruggs will be back soon but isn’t yet Back Ricky Slade will start, but Noah Cain, Devyn Ford, and Journey...

Duration:00:31:59

What we learned during camp, QB chatter, Season predictions and more

8/22/2019
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The Penn State Blitz First down: What to make of the quarterback battle Second down: Assessing the key roster battles left: Offense --Is a rotation coming at guard? --How might the third starting receiver be? Third down: Assessing the key roster battles left: Defense --Where do things stand at safety? --How about at defensive tackle? Fourth down: Mailbag Followed by: It’s prediction time! --Greg and Bob give their Penn State football season record picks, discuss the biggest games...

Duration:00:34:09

The Penn State Blitz Trailer

8/22/2019
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Every week PennLive's Penn State football insiders Bob Flounders and Greg Pickel will breakdown James Franklins' press conference, what to know about the Nittany Lions' upcoming opponent and give you their picks and predictions for each game. Listen every Thursday to know what's going on with your favorite Big Ten football team. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:02:10