The Nittany Lions saying they've seen more intensity, more contact and more fun this Spring under new head coach James Franklin.
Specific examples from practice include impromptu push-up contests among the quarterbacks to keep energy flowing.
There's also the high-impact Oklahoma drill in what Penn State now calls the “Lions Den.”
As for X's and O's, sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg says there are a lot of familiar pro-style concepts and that his experience playing last year has helped him pick up the new offense.
“I mean the game's slowed down for me a lot, so that's helped,” Hackenberg says. “And of course just understanding coverages and picking up this new offense and picking up what beats what - how to really master it.”
Hackenberg added that he feels confident with the rebuilt offensive line in front of him, even with the loss of Miles Dieffenbach with a knee injury, saying he knows how much work they've put in on and off the field.
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