Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hungry for More

The other day I got into it with Brain from mgoblog over who was more hungry to win the PSU-Michigan game this year. Brian argues Penn State will not be any more hungry than they were the last seven games against Michigan, in which Penn State has lost them all. I argued that Penn State wants this game really bad this year. After losing seven in a row to the Wolverines, the Nittany Lions are tired of hearing the press say they own us. Last year Penn State let that game slip through their fingers, just like they had done several times before. I think this year they want it bad.

Anyone who thinks the Nittany Lions are going to come out fat and lazy in their defense of the Big Ten championship should hear what Paul Posluszny has to say.

"A lot of these guys finally got a taste of how great success can be here, so that just motivated us even more," Posluszny said Wednesday during a meeting with reporters in Beaver Stadium. "A lot of us have seen the worst, going through a 3-9 season, and we've seen a Big Ten championship...We don't want to lose that taste."

Most encouraging, Poz had this to say:

"There's no reason why we can't compete for another Big Ten title this year."

If the mentality of the team mirrors that of their captain, it sounds like they are focused and hungry. That's good news for Penn State fans who worry about a drop off from last years championship squad.
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