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Penn State football could cash in on Michigan State’s misfortune

The Spartans are going through a few massive changes right now, and Penn State football could take advantage of it.



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Nov 26, 2022; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Michigan State Spartans wide receiver Keon Coleman (0) runs the ball against Penn State Nittany Lions safety Jaylen Reed (7) during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Penn State won 35-16. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

The Penn State football team had a highly successful season in 2022 and are now poised to tackle the high expectations awaiting them in the upcoming 2023 season. However, the current offseason has been relatively uneventful and quiet in State College, with no significant dramas to speak of; although there has been a QB competition, it has lacked the intensity of a true battle. Nevertheless, the team’s roster is gradually taking shape in a positive and stable manner. On the other hand, other Big Ten football teams, such as the Michigan State Spartans, have experienced more upheaval in their offseasons. For instance, the Spartans lost two of their top offensive players on the last day of the college football spring transfer portal window.

Penn State football could cash in on crucial mistake from Michigan State with Keon Coleman

The Michigan State Spartans had a disappointing 5-7 season in 2022 and suffered a blow on the final day of the transfer portal window when two of their top offensive players, former starting quarterback Payton Thorne and arguably their best player Keon Coleman, entered the portal in search of new teams.

These announcements were made back to back on a Sunday, adding to Michigan State’s woes. This development is particularly devastating for the Spartans, who were already facing the possibility of another poor season and perhaps a third losing season in four years under head coach Mel Tucker. However, the Penn State Nittany Lions may be able to take advantage of this situation and capitalize on Michigan State’s misfortune.

Nittany Lions need a wideout, and one of the best in the Big Ten is now back on the market

Penn State football could potentially capitalize on the opportunity presented by Keon Coleman’s availability in the transfer portal, especially given the team’s need for additional wide receivers. Head coach James Franklin has emphasized this need throughout the spring, and while Omari Evans has shown promise, it is not enough to meet the team’s requirements.

Keon Coleman, a top receiver in the Big Ten, is once again on the market, and his availability has generated a lot of attention across the nation. For Penn State football, this is a rare and valuable opportunity, and the team should explore the possibility of adding him to their squad. The Nittany Lions cannot afford to miss out on a talent like Coleman, and they should explore the possibility of recruiting him to join their ranks.

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Chris Mangum is currently a Penn State student and serves as a writer and editor covering Big Ten athletics. He has served as a beat writer, online reporter, print reporter, and more over the past few years of his career. He currently serves as the managing editor for Basic Blues Nation and others.