Originally Posted by CarolinaGnB521
I see where you are coming from, but I feel like you are looking WAY to into it. I think we lost because of defensive execution. And this all boils down to inexperience at LB and DB - and a new DL coach.
While we have very talented LB's and DB's, the majority of them are very inexperienced when it comes to PT in a meaningful game.
We've had numerous record broken in the weight room since Joe took over, and it's no surprise. I will not disagree with one thing though - there is no doubt in my mind that Craig Fitzgerald is better at pumping up someone than Joe Connelly.
I hope you're right that I am reading way too much into it. I would be delighted to be wrong on this one by the season end.
Check this article out and you'll confirm your gut instinct about pumping up players:
"The (Crazy) Man with a Plan: Penn State strength coach Craig Fitzgerald continues to leave his mark..."