Lions add QB

Penn State picked up a verbal commitment from Cairo, Ga., quarterback Steven Bench on Tuesday.

Bench, who had been committed to Rice, took an official visit to State College over the weekend and was extended a scholarship offer by the Nittany Lions coaching staff. Bench, a three-star prospect, is listed as a dual-threat QB.

Philadelphia quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg, son of Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, committed to Penn State last July, but took an official visit to Florida last week and will visit Virginia Tech this weekend. Mornhinweg visited Penn State two weeks ago, but rumors are that the new coaching staff sees him more as a safety than a quarterback. He did not reaffirm his commitment during his visit to PSU.

On all the coverage on the death of Joe Paterno, I’ve found it quite ironic that some media members who painted him as a villain just a few months ago have changed their tune after the 85-year-old Paterno died Sunday of complications from his lung cancer. Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzeswski, someone who had been in Paterno’s corner from Day 1, said it best in this interview he did with ESPN on Sunday.

I heard from Gary Finkler, who is a graphic designer, about a piece he did on Paterno for his website. I thought it was well done. Check it out when you have time.

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