Here is a snippet of our Q&A with Kevin McGuire of nittanylionsden.com:
CFBZ: What are the biggest reasons to be optimistic about Penn State football in 2012?
The Nittany Lions Den: Change, a breath of fresh air and a new offensive philosophy. Whether you started watching Penn State football in the 1960s, 1980s or 2000s you could tell what the offensive game plan was generally going to be no matter what game you were watching. This should be a noticeable difference right out of the shoot under Bill O'Brien, well known for his tight end schemes. It may take some time before Penn State starts to show what they can do, and run the new offense effectively but with an entire new staff fueling new life in to the program in a time of need, there is clearly an optimistic field with the future of the program on the field.
The new staff is already putting together one of the better recruiting classes Penn State has seen in a while, and that could continue if O'Brien can prove he can win some football games. While there are some dark times to still get through at Penn State, on the field appears to have some bright spots coming up.......