First the good news from State College. The Nittany Lions get Ohio State and Michigan State in back-to-back games at HOME. Coach James Franklin’s offense will be led by quarterback Trace McSorley, who is the top returning QB in the Big Ten.

Now, the bad news. RB Saquon Barkley is gone, so is the entire defensive secondary and three prime time linebackers. And, the Nittany Lions are competing in the same division as Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State.  The Lions will also have to adjust to Ricky Rahne, who  replaces Joe Moorhead as the new offensive coordinator The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.