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Penn State Football Blues Part II
October 12, 2010 - Bernard A. Oravec
After Penn State's shocking 33-13 homecoming loss to Illinois on Saturday, it is hard to see this team winning six games in 2010. A season the started with high conference hopes has fallen to the point of diehard fans openly showing concerns about a losing record. It is very hard to find three conference games that can be won at this point. While I see great promise for the next few years, Nittany Nation must prepare for the worst this season. I do not blame JoePa or the coaches. While we can all find fault is some play calling, it has to be viewed under the scope of what this young team can and can not do at this point. It all starts and ends with the play of the Offensive Line. The 2010 Lions are simply too young and have to learn to win as a team. I still have hope in freshman QB Bolden and the defense to pull out some victories. The problems seems to be the Offensive Line, leading to poor run blocking and weak pass protection. There is little hope that this will improve quickly. Let's face the facts...The Lions are rebuilding this year...and the rebuilding effort has to take some hits. Progress may be slow, but I expect good things to come in 2011, 2012 and 2013. All we can do at this point as fans is support our team and enjoy the total gameday experience. Remember these are young kids and Joe does not owe anyone anything at this point in his career. He and the team deserve our patience and loyal support. Let's Go State!
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Bernie A. Oravec visits the Joe Paterno statue at Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus.