Penn State returns four defensive tackles that combined for all but one start in the interior of last year's Nittany Lion defense. Legal woes have lead to two of the four DTs to be dismissed from the team per news this week. The two players dismissed were the top 2 on the tackle charts for for JoePa 2007 defense.
ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' series has recently spotlighted the off-the-field problems at Penn State lately. While many are pointing to Iowa's sexual assault case as a major distraction, PSU's off-the-field woes appear to be an ongoing concern for JoePa's program.