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ESPN Penn State Training Days: Before Tuesday Broadcast, Watch These Four Previews

by on August 19, 2013 1:45 PM

Penn State will be featured on a one-hour ESPN or ESPN2 special Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. In addition, Nittany Lion vignettes will be shown during College Football Live, SportsCenter and multiple ESPNU shows beginning Aug. 16. A five-part series consisting of 30-minute specials on ESPNU will begin Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. The remaining four air dates on ESPNU are to be announced.

Until tomorrow night, watch all of the videos ESPN has released from the series so far.

Recalling the days following the sanctioning of the football program by the NCAA, tight end standout Jesse James recalls almost visiting another school but turning around and coming back to Happy Valley.

"Me and one of my other friends on the team were on our way out of town and were going to visit another school," James said. "Right as we were getting off the exit to get on the highway I made him turn around. That's when I knew that I didn't want to leave State College, this is the place I want to play."

In this segment ESPN takes a look into the battle between Christian Hackenberg and Tyler Ferguson for the starting role at the quarterback position.

Penn State puts pads on for the first practice and players remark on some of the hard hits and excitement surrounding the season as practice gets underway.

In the most recent segment, offensive tackle Garry Gilliam talks about making a position switch and how his childhood could have led him to a lot of different places. You can read more about Gilliam's switch here: Penn State Football: Gilliam Taking Skills With Him Down The Line


Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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