Penn State Just Lost Another 4 Star Lineman

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Buckabroad's picture

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving program. 

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

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Weave77's picture
James Franklin's reaction upon hearing the news:
 
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BuckZealot's picture

Never gets old !

Enjoy the wins over *ichigan, ....I still remember the dark days of the 1990's....

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Wargor's picture

Might just get to the point of being sad to see him go.

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NOLABuckeye's picture

Ever.

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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fin3321's picture

It's like seeing it for the first time, every time.

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

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HINYG8's picture

Auto UV, and I can only guess that DV was a miss twitch of a mouse button.....

And on fourth and one... would you believe?

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BrutusB's picture

He was their fourth best player.  Their class is now ranked #18, a year after their fans were talking about a top-5 class.

You just hate to see that.

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BrutusB's picture

Also, Toutant saying "actually, I'd rather be at OSU than PSU" makes sense and doesn't necessarily say too much about PSU.  But this kid being not even flipping and just saying "I don't want to be at PSU" definitely gives the impression there's something fishy going on in Happy Valley (well...more than usual anyway).

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GunnerBuck's picture

Listening to a podcast (can't remember the name of it) earlier and they said something along the fines of it sounds like Fleming was onto something. It also kind of confirms the sentiment that theres something disfunctional going on in that program.

"Come on, you sons of b!tches! Do you want to live forever?" -- Dan Daly, WWI

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Wargor's picture

Rats from a sinking ship is kinda disrespectful to the players leaving, so I'll just say that there's something rotten in Denmark.

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OSU56's picture

I'll just say that there's something rotten in Denmark.

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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RollRedRoll's picture

I guess Franklin’s rah rah speeches are wearing thin, couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. 

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allinosu's picture

No matter how much butter you put on it, it's still a turd. Recruits are seeing that more and more over there.

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blocko330's picture

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

- TruthTeller

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Dstacify's picture

Is OSU making a play for this kid? We can never have too many offensive linemen.

11 Strong.

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BrutusB's picture

According to 247 we haven’t even offered. Given his hometown maybe the Terps are the new favorite? That could change now that he’s on the market though. 

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mtrotb's picture

Yeah you sort of can. You only have x # of scholarships for lineman.  No more than 17 if that.

mtrotb

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Dstacify's picture

You do realize we have a significant amount of linemen leaving after 2019 right? Bowen, Jackson, Alabi, and Munford are all gone for sure next year and Woidke is also graduating which is another hit to our depth on the line. The more incoming offensive linemen we have coming the better shape we'll be in (remember that was a HUGE concern going into 2019).

11 Strong.

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saintstephen11's picture

no underclass OL are gone for sure. That is hyperbole.  

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Dstacify's picture

Munford is the only underclassman of that bunch (Jackson, Alabi, Woidke, and Bowen are all seniors) and needless to say if he has another season comparable to last year he's gone in 2020. He's going to get paid (and he would be right to do so). Don't bank on him returning in 2020 (there's a very slim chance of it happening).

11 Strong.

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camcop71's picture

Can he play defense? Asking for a friend.

"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back so I just ran him over.” -Joey Bosa, PSU 10/25/14

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Dstacify's picture

Don't know why we'd need him to. Our defensive line is stacked with talent (unless he's fast enough to play corner lol).

11 Strong.

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camcop71's picture

We just need defense. Ask Bob.

"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back so I just ran him over.” -Joey Bosa, PSU 10/25/14

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Dstacify's picture

Our defense has plenty of talent (though I'd like to see more CB recruits locked up for upcoming classes as we could be losing Arnette, Okudah, AND Wade to the NFL in 2020 and have very little depth behind them atm). Coaching was the source of the problem there a year ago. Whether Mattison and Hafley turn out to be a significant improvement from Schiano/Grinch remains to be seen. But the talent is there.

11 Strong.

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BuckDigger's picture

We should just take this one too.

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Li Xiao Buckeye's picture

THIS article is just icing on the cake... I love that we are seen as the catalyst for the epic meltdown that is now happening over there....

https://www.blackshoediaries.com/2019/6/12/18660685/2019-will-be-james-franklins-most-important-season-yet-at-penn-state-nittany-lions-football-bsd

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine. - Bruce Lee

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gobucks1966's picture

His bread and butter on his staff left him and one can BS folks for awhile but sooner or latter it catch's up with you. My older brother rest his soul could tell some great tales and was so good at it he started to believe it too.

Denny

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gobucks1966's picture

Two OSU guys Bill K and D. Long both have said they would take another if he is a good one.

Denny

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NoMad Buck's picture

I think Franklin bolts in the near future. 

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JT4Heisman's picture

I'm surprised he hasn't already. He's already hit his ceiling at PSU.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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gobucks1966's picture

Any job he takes will be less pay and chance to be a star in the coaching circle. Why would he leave PSU will keep him around and maybe look for Schiano to replace him. That was the chatter when he was kicking it at Rutgers.

Denny

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Eph97's picture

He could probably land the USC gig once Helton gets fired after this year.

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Hovenaut's picture

Moved, uh, this "thread" to College Sports.

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BuckeyeBulldog's picture

"What we've learned in 5 years is Franklin's kryptonite on the trail is negative recruiting against him"
"Whatever the other power 5 coaches are mixing into the PSU negative recruiting brew this season is really hitting home. Would love to know what they're telling these kids."-relatively lucid posters on B&W forums

Is it wrong that this schadenfreude is almost as good as the day after the last game of the regular season? I think between the decomits and like 20 transfers or whatever kids are just realizing there is a stink around the program. No way that many kids just fell for a line from other coaches.

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gobucks1966's picture

He learned from the best the SEC has to offer.

Denny

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Elks' comb over's picture

Crazy. The kid must have realized he had talent.

“Megadeth >>> Metallica” - Alum 2019. I couldn’t agree more.

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kiester's picture

Don’t need me to tell you this, but something stinks to the high heavens, folks. Penn State was already limping on the recruiting trail, and now has lost two four-star offensive tackles in the last four days.

From Black Shoes Diaries own author Patrick Koerbler. He isnt wrong. And oh, oh, oh... the comments. Complete denial. 

 https://www.blackshoediaries.com/2019/6/12/18663011/oh-goodbye-four-star-ot-aaryn-parks-decommits-from-penn-state

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tajikey's picture

Here's a gem of a comment:

All decommitments are trash. All committed players are awesome. All uncommited players will be awesome if/when they commit.

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tajikey's picture

I think he truly meant/s it. Sad, really.

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buckzilla1's picture

Unraveling PENN STATE Football.

The only true worry we should have about this 2019 team is this:

Why is Sevyn Banks wearing number 12?

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RedBeard's picture

Maryland benefits the most from any Penn St miscues/malfunctions. Ityll be a interesting season for Franklin for sure

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gobucks1966's picture

It won't hurt us either and even here in Ohio too.

Denny

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gumtape's picture

Franklin will probably end up with a good recruiting class...

Just not an elite one.

Heh.

High and tight boo boo

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BuckeyeGoneNuts's picture

Yeah, it's not like they'll go from the #5 class to #75 or anything, but without being an expert on the goings on in Happy Valley, it feels like something is off there.  Franklin could be on the hot seat sooner rather than later if he doesn't have significant success again this year.  Recruiting is starting to tail off a bit, and we all know that's the life blood of any program.  If they want to go from "good" to "elite", they'll need to recruit at an elite level, and it seems like the momentum is going the opposite way.  Things can change quickly in college football recruiting as we all know,  but it sure feels like things or not going in the right direction for PSU --- which is a good thing!

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BuckeyeGoneNuts's picture

I think I'm going to have to spend some extra time in church this Sunday.  I must be a very bad person, reading about the lamenting/anguish/anger/sadness/frustration of PSU and UM fan bases with their recruiting brings me joy.  Scrolling through mgoblue or bsd right after an epic loss or some big decommit is just absolute gold.

Oh well, I guess there are worse ways to be a bad human being :D

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OSU56's picture

I think I'm going to have to spend some extra time in church this Sunday.  I must be a very bad person, reading about the lamenting/anguish/anger/sadness/frustration of PSU and UM fan bases with their recruiting brings me joy.  Scrolling through mgoblue or bsd right after an epic loss or some big decommit is just absolute gold.

Oh well, I guess there are worse ways to be a bad human being :D

Most likely everyone there with you has the same mind set- Praise the Lord ;D

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

This is an odd one. Would like to be a fly on the wall in their recruiting meetings. Something has to be going on there.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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HowSheGoneEat's picture

Rumor is that Flemings family is working Derek Wingo's family, and the Wingos are listening.

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HINYG8's picture

And their 4* CB verbal will be visting TAMU this weekend on an official.

#FreeJoshuahMoten

And on fourth and one... would you believe?

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HINYG8's picture

WHOA!!! 

I made that post then seconds later saw on the OZone that Moten has now also decommitted from PSU!!!!

Something really bad must be going on in that program.

And on fourth and one... would you believe?

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bucks4nuts's picture

and james was voted best coach in big 10... for this year

"To The House"

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Wargor's picture

You. Don't. Vote. For. Kings.

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