This Penn State bye week has been the most dramatic one in recent memory.
There’s the unknown of QB1 Sean Clifford’s future after an injury against Iowa in the Nittany Lions first loss of the season. Plus Penn State lost defensive tackle PJ Mustipher for the rest of the season on the first defensive drive of the game.
Then there’s Iowa’s coach Kirk Ferentz claiming Penn State was faking injuries while he defends his fans for booing the PSU players.
The squad is joined by abc27 meteorologists and Penn State alum Dan Tomaso and Brett Thackara to break down the PSU outlook and if there is a path to the College Football Playoff.
Hershey Bears begin the 2021-22 season
Keep with the episode to hear from Voice of the Hershey Bears Zack Fisch as the Chocolate and White begin their 2021-22 quest for the Calder Cup under first-year head coach Scott Allen.
The Capitals promoted Allen to head coach of the franchise in August after Spencer Carbery accepted an assistant coach position in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Allen was an assistant for Chocolate & White since 2019.
Allen brings 25 years of coaching experience to Hershey, coaching in over 1,800 games across the NHL, AHL, and ECHL. He has been a head coach in the American Hockey League with the Portland Pirates in 2016 and twice took over the role mid-season with San Antonio from 2002-04.
His motto coming into the 2021-22 season? Eat chocolate and win championships.
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