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Penn State football: Defense on track as starting units square off in spring practice

By Travis Johnson

 

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin returned to an exercise he used earlier in spring practice during the team’s 11th session on Saturday.

 

He flashed back to last fall.

 

In-game situations where his Nittany Lions either foundered or on rare occasion succeeded were replicated inside Holuba Hall. But instead of facing defenses of Maryland and Boston College players, Penn State’s offense squared off against its own top unit, a group of players that already looks explosive — especially up front.

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Nittany Lions who could benefit most from strong finish to spring ball

Spring practice gives young Penn State football players the opportunity to make an early name for themselves. It also provides veterans with a chance to get back in view of the coaching staff if their playing time waned for any reason last season. With spring practice coming to a conclusion with the Blue-White game on April 18, here are a few Penn State players who would most benefit from a strong finish this spring.

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Penn State football: Position groupings coming into focus with spring practice halfway done

By Travis Johnson 

Penn State is halfway through spring practice and will conclude its first on-field sessions of the season with the Blue-White game on April 18. So far a handful of storylines have developed. Here’s what’s transpired and what to expect as the team wraps up spring ball before opening training camp in August. 

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