FBL Podcast: Akron Week



Football season is (finally) here, and our first game-week episode of the Football Letter Podcast is ready to go.

This week, we catch up with Football Letterman’s Club director and former Nittany Lion quarterback Wally Richardson ’96 to talk about his memories of season openers; his expectations for the 2017 squad; and the reunion of the 1982 national championship team for next week’s game against Pitt.

We also dig into the Lions’ series history with Akron, including highlights from John Black ’62 in The Football Letter, and talk tailgating with Dave Young ’97, including a burger inspired by a classic Akron drive-in—you can find that recipe here.

Give a listen, let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more podcasts throughout the season. We Are…


Letter Perfect


The quality of the photo—shot on an iPhone in a dimly lit hotel conference room—doesn’t do justice to the quality of the moment.

The moment came Thursday night in Pittsburgh, on the final stop of the first full week of the Penn State Coaches Caravan. Continue reading

Exclusive Q&A: Bill O’Brien

Photo by Steve Manuel

Photo by Steve Manuel

More than once since he arrived on campus last year, Bill O’Brien has been asked what career path he might have chosen if he hadn’t gone into coaching. His answer? He’d probably be the one asking some other coach the questions.

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