As promised, we’ve been bringing alumni and fans plenty of video coverage as Penn State gears up for the 2021 campaign, and this will continue all season long.
The video above features sights from media day earlier this month. We take fans onto the field at Beaver Stadium, have some interviews, and then head over to Lasch for the second practice of fall camp.
One of the most popular videos we’ve shared so far features associate head coach and letterman Terry Smith ’91 from media day. Smith eloquently described the impact that Penn State’s had on his family, and how that legacy continues with the current roster, as his nephew Tank’s on the team as a sophomore running back. You can view that video of Smith on our Twitter account.
The video of Smith was incredibly popular with Penn Staters, as the video surpassed 250,000 impressions on our Twitter account. I’m the first one to acknowledge that numbers don’t always tell the entire story, though that one felt like it was worth sharing.
We also chatted with defensive coordinator Brent Pry, who’s quickly becoming a fixture in Happy Valley, as he’s going into his eighth season, having arrived with James Franklin in 2014. In addition to Smith, several more letterman have joined the coaching staff or have been hired in other roles, such as Alan Zemaitis ’05, who returned to his alma mater earlier this year as an assistant recruiting coordinator. Alan, or “AZ,” as he’s called by his nickname, has contributed right away.
You can check out the video below to hear Pry’s perspective on what it means to have several lettermen back with the program.
You can watch more of our conversations with Smith and Pry on our YouTube page, which will feature some of the longer-form videos that don’t fit within Twitter’s time limitation.
Other videos we’ve shared to social include a slow tilt of Beaver Stadium on an early-morning summer day, and weekly hype videos that count down to Penn State’s season opener. Here’s the one we posted this morning, signaling that the season opener is two weeks away.
As a reminder, you can bookmark our 2021 YouTube playlist, which we’ll be updating regularly throughout the fall. We’ll have at least a few hundred posted by the end of the season, and most likely more.
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