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Revisiting a Five-Part Penn State-Ohio State Series I Did Two Years Ago

(Photo credit Dave Cole/Onward State)

In what seems like a bit of an anticlimactic buildup compared to past seasons, Penn State plays Ohio State at Beaver Stadium this Saturday night.

It will mark the first 8 p.m. kick time in State College in nearly four years, and it will be my first time back in Happy Valley in more than six months.

My first few trips back as an alum felt a little weird, but I am looking forward to being reunited with some real life friends and turning Twitter friends into real friends, something that has sort of become a regular activity for me. To be honest, I have barely thought about the actual game.

Unlike the past two seasons, Ohio State does not enter undefeated, and Penn State does not head into the matchup with any momentum as the underdog. Most folks — myself included — are expecting a comfortable Buckeyes victory, but this matchup has featured its share of classics and will again someday, even if that is a few years away.

Back in 2012 when I covered the team for Onward State, I did a five-part series leading in to the Ohio State game that counted down the top five games in the rivalry from a Nittany Lions perspective.

The stories featured extensive game summaries and interviews with fans in attendance who were present for the trilling moments in both State College and Columbus. I thought it might be fun to look back on that series if a little college football history is your thing.

You can read all five parts linked below:

Counting Down the Most Memorable Penn State-Ohio State Games: 2001

Counting Down the Most Memorable PSU-OSU Games: 1997

Counting Down the Most Memorable Penn State-Ohio State Games: 1994

Counting Down the Most Memorable PSU-OSU Games: 2008

Counting Down the Most Memorable PSU-OSU Games: 2005

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Dennis Dodd Carelessly Linked Chip Kelly to the Florida Job and Eagles Twitter Trolled the Shit Out of It

Chip Kelly has never been employed within the state of Florida. The Eagles coach is not from Florida and has no connection to the University of Florida aside from maybe being friends with former Florida head coach Urban Meyer.

All of that, not to mention the fact that Kelly is currently 15-8 a year and a half into being an NFL coach, didn’t stop CBS Sports columnist Dennis Dodd from casually tweeting this while the Florida Gators were enduring an embarrassing home loss with fans in the swamp chanting “Fire Muschamp.

Dodd actually wrote a similarly ridiculous column 10 months ago, only now you can replace Texas with Florida.

Kelly’s Eagles won the NFC East one day later, and one week later, Texas hired Charlie Strong.

Back in January 2013, Kelly left a national championship contender in Oregon to prove to the world that his innovative offense could work in the NFL, and so far, it absolutely has.

Jim Harbaugh may end up being the exception with Michigan, his alma mater, likely having an opening, along with other extenuating circumstances in San Francisco, but successful NFL coaches don’t return to college. The ones like Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier who took their shot and failed do. The ones who win don’t, and Kelly has taken the league by storm.

Troll away here, Eagles Twitter:

Good job, dawgies. I think our work here is done.

Enjoy the bye week today knowing that while Dodd’s tweet was complete bogus, the Eagles have one of the most innovative coaches in the game and several college and NFL programs would love for him to be theirs.