Linebacker enters the transfer gate, announce the Blue-White game time and more

Penn State’s roster continues to populate with departures and returns in the wake of the 2022 season, which ended just over a week ago.

The latest move came on Tuesday when the linebacker showed up Cody Romano He announced that he is entering the NCAA transfer gate. Romano, who has completed his senior season, will be a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining.

Romano appeared in six games in 2022 and recorded one tackle. During the season, he was a three-time Developmental Division Defensive Player of the Week and a two-time Developmental Special Teams Player of the Week.

“Words cannot describe how grateful I am for my time at Penn State,” Romano said wrote in a statement on social media. “I want to thank God and express my gratitude to Coach Franklin and the entire staff for the four wonderful years I have had as part of this program. The relationships I forged in my time here will last forever and I am excited to see what the future holds for all of my brothers. I want to thank Coach Diaz for developing me as a player and as a man.” I can’t say goodbye to the sport yet and I’m going into the transfer portal as a grad transfer with one year of eligibility remaining.”

Romano arrived at Penn State in 2018 as a walk-on from Blairstown (NJ) Academy, where he was a classmate. Odafi Awa. He did not appear in any games in his first three seasons, although he was named Developmental Defensive Player of the Week once during the 2020 season.

Romano debuted in 2021 appearing in three matches. He was named Developmental Division Defensive Player of the Week once and Developmental Special Teams Player of the Week twice.

adds Ben Statet, the analyst

Penn State lost an analyst as offensive coordinator last month, but the Nittany Lions added another analyst this month, and he’s a household name. Calvin Lowry He is listed in the personnel directory as “Attack Analyst and Analytics Coordinator”. He also added a Penn State header and a profile picture to his Twitter account.

Charlie Frye It said He left Penn State to become the offensive coordinator at Florida Atlantic after one season A few weeks ago, he also earned the title of “Offensive Analyst and Analytics Coordinator.”

Lowery, 39, spent 2015-22 at Tulsa as the wide receivers coach and special teams coach, and also added the title of co-game coordinator in 2021. He was previously an assistant at Baylor from 2012-14. His coaching career began in the high school ranks at Austin (Texas) Saint Andrew’s Episcopal in 2011.

Lowry starred at safety and was a four-year postman at Penn State, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2005 after recording 79 tackles for loss, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, and four interceptions. He intercepted nine passes in his career.

Lowry was a fourth round selection for the Tennessee Titans in 2006, and appeared in 43 games for the Titans and Denver Broncos in three NFL seasons. He had 93 tackles, 14 pass breakups, two interceptions, and one forced fumble in his career.

Penn State has nine coaches who are listed with the title of “Analyst” on the Staff Manager.

The time for the Blue-White game has been announced

Penn State continues to announce more details about its spring events. Penn State announced Tuesday that the Blue-White game will kick off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, at Beaver Stadium. The date has been announced in advanceBut the time is new.

Penn State finished in the top ten in the Coaches Poll

We set aside some space for As Penn State finished in the Associated Press poll of the top 25 college football earlier on Tuesday, but it’s also worth noting where the Nittany Lions finished USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

As in the AP Top 25, Penn State is ranked seventh in the Coaches Poll after starting the season unranked.

Daniel Gallen covers Penn State for Lions247 and 247Sports. He can be contacted at Follow Daniel on Twitter at @tweet.

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