We trust James Franklin will forgive us for lingering just a bit longer on last week’s unforgettable win at Iowa. Join us on this week’s podcast as we relive a crazy night in Iowa City, and, yes, look ahead to Indiana (Indiana, Indiana).
This week’s letterman guest is Tony Pittman ’95, a man whose claims to fame are many. A three-year letterwinner, Tony was a starter on the undefeated 1994 squad—a stat that ties into his own proud family connection to the Nittany Lion program: Tony is the son of Charlie Pittman ’70, an All-American running back on Penn State’s unbeaten 1968 and ’69 teams. Their unique claim to fame? Father and son went a combined 45-0-1 as starters in blue and white. They also collaborated on the 2007 book “Playing for Paterno,” which is loaded with great stories and insights.
On the pod, Tony talks about memories from his own playing days, and about the comparisons he sees between the ’93 and ’94 Lions and the 2016 and ’17 Penn State teams. We’ve also got tailgate talk with Dave Young ’97, who previews what he’s cooking up this weekend: a Philly-style roast pork sandwich, and—in a nod to the Hoosiers’ visit—Indiana sugar pies. We can’t wait to dig in.
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