This time last year everyone in the CFB world, especially outside of Penn State, was murmuring about 2018 being a big season of change for Penn State Football.
The Lions endured (fairly) well, going 9-4 (6-3), although the loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in the Citrus bowl will leave a sour taste in their mouths — which I’ll elude to later.
Even with all the change 2018 brought, the Lions will arguably be subject to even more in 2019. They will lose arguably the best quarterback to ever enter the Lasch Complex in Trace McSorley, and defensive leader Amani Oruwariye, among others due to graduation.
Five underclassmen have announced their intent to enter the NFL Draft early; headlining that group, running back Miles Sanders and defensive end Shareef Miller.
And at the current time, 11 players have entered their names into the NCAA Transfer Portal.
With all of this happening to the roster, 2019 should be a down year, right? Wrong.
Thanks to some phenomenal recruiting by James Franklin and his staff there is a lot of young talent in the bullpen chomping at the bit to get their turn. None of which have been waiting as long as Tommy Stevens.
Behind him, Micah Parsons, and the foul taste losing to Kentucky left in their mouths, Penn State Football should be fun to watch in 2019.