(WHTM) — Coming off an 11-2 season with a Rose Bowl title, Penn State football is clamoring to open the 2023 season against West Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 2. The Nittany Lions host the Mountaineers with sky-high expectations for the program.

Each Saturday of the college football season, abc27 will bring you Nittany Insiders, an in-depth look at the Penn State football program as the Nittany Lions chase down the team’s first appearance in the College Football Playoff.

Ahead of the 2023 season opener against West Virginia, former Penn State All-American linebacker Mike Mauti and abc27 Sports Director Allie Berube broke down the biggest storylines and players for the Nittany Lions.

In this week’s episode of Nittany Insiders, Allie and Mike discussed:

  • Opening the season inside Beaver Stadium
  • West Virginia outlook with Head Coach Neal Brown
  • Penn State quarterback seemingly solidified
  • QB Beau Pribula’s path to Penn State
  • Midstate players on the roster
  • Secondary strength with NFL caliber talent
  • Defensive line disruption & game plan vs. WVU
  • Players to Watch vs. Mountaineers
  • “Sneaky Whiteout” to open the season
  • Game Predictions

Watch the full episode from Saturday, Sept. 2 above, and join the Nittany Insiders every Saturday of the college football season.

Penn State Football fans will get closer than ever to the team this fall, as abc27 launches Nittany Insiders. Every Saturday, the preview show will break down Penn State’s matchup, feature player’s stories off the field, and focus on NIL progress.

The weekly preview show will be co-hosted by former NFL linebacker and Penn State All-American Michael Mauti and abc27 Sports Director Allie Berube.

Each week Allie and Michael will break down the week’s upcoming game and share what the Nittany Lions will need to focus on for a win. Michael will be able to provide a unique expert analysis from the perspective of a former player.

The show will also feature a player spotlight, features on Lettermen, and content highlighting the program’s NIL efforts to create the most comprehensive Penn State show in the state each and every week.

Nittany Insiders will air every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. starting Saturday, August 26th. The 30-minute shows will feature interviews and insight you can only see on abc27.

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