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Four games may have already passed in the 2015 season, but the 50-Yard Lion bloggers have finally returned to provide fan-sided analysis of the Penn State football team. Each week, we'll be taking a roundtable-style look at some of the hot-button issues on the minds of Nittany Lion fans. In this week's second question, we discuss where our football team stands relative to preseason expectations, and what has surprised us. As always, feedback from the larger PSU community is welcomed in our comments section. After four games, we're starting to get a better assessment of where this team stands. The opening-week loss to Temple was discouraging, but in the three subsequent wins Penn State has: provided flashes of big-play excitement. and shown gradual improvement in areas (such as pass-blocking) that were question marks entering 2015. How would you assess Penn State's performance to date with one-third of the 2015 season in the books. What aspect of this team has surprised you the most. Matt Pencek: Penn State is the great unknown. Until they play a quality opponent (Northwestern on October 10), the Temple game still remains the measuring stick for the season to date. The offense has been more productive in the last 3 games, but I would argue it is more the result of the opponent's defensive shortcomings than any major adjustment the coaching staff has made. Remember they had over 8 months to prepare for Temple and the unimaginative play calling combined with a porous offensive line does not evaporate with marginal success against the Buffalos, Rutgers, and San Diego States of the college football world. My surprise has been Joey Julius' ability to seamlessly replace Sam Ficken at kicker. Julius does not appear to be fazed by kicking on the big stage for the first time in his career. He is 6-7 on field goal attempts with the lone miss being a 55-yarder last week. Mike Canzoneri: We're pretty bad, with flashes of greatness. However, I am surprised with how the future looks when I see players like Barkley. When I see the freshmen flying around the field, I think to the incoming recruiting class. Penn State will be something to watch on the field in a few years, but these last few games have me looking forward to the future more so than anything. Carole Kirkpatrick: After the Temple debacle, Penn State is showing growth in offensive production and special teams. The O line is giving the runners room opening some gaping holes at times and providing Hack time which has padded the passing stats. It's been great to see a mix of long and short passes including screens and some passes over the middle. There seems to be improvement in separation by Godwin and Blacknall as well. The one-two punch of Lynch and Barkley is something that all teams will have to account for. Special teams has shown glimpses of improvement. The Lions finally have a return game. Place kicker Joey Julius has been a pleasant surprise and consistent when not put in unreasonable range. The defense continues to be aggressive and stout even after injuries to key players. But the biggest surprise is that the leading rusher in last week's game was a defensive lineman. Ali Soheilian: There's no way of getting an honest assessment of the minor success of this team has had the past few games. What I see is a team that is still a major work in progress, but with flashes of the incoming talent at the skill positions that have me excited for the long term future of this program. The offensive line is what it is. What has surprised me the most (outside of Barkley) has been the coaching staff's willingness to change their gameplan to adjust to its deficiencies. Although it doesn't cater to Hack's strengths, they have brought in a quick passing game to alleviate pressure, haven't been afraid to insert the freshman phenom, and slowly build the team up to where it needs to be. It's been encouraging to see... Long story short: a coaching staff with flexibility, and the ability to have a backbone by not catering to the armchair coaches at home. Bill Engel: After an embarrassing loss to Temple, the three straight wins have Nittany Nation somewhat placated. Source: www.pennlive.com
Four games may have already passed in the 2015 season, but the 50-Yard Lion bloggers have finally returned to provide fan-sided analysis of the Penn State football team! Each week, we'll be taking a roundtable-style look at some of the Although it
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