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Penn State Football Expected '50-100 People' At Walk-On Tryouts Wednesday

Penn State will hold open tryouts for walk-ons after practice on Wednesday, and as many as 50-100 people are expected.

Aug 6, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien looks on during practice at the Lasch Football Building practice fields. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 6, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien looks on during practice at the Lasch Football Building practice fields. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

Penn State will hold open tryouts for the football team on Wednesday and the program is expecting between 50 and 100 people to attempt to walk-on, according to Ben Jones. The open tryouts are held yearly, but head coach Bill O'Brien, who prefers to call them run-ons, will be looking to add depth in the defensive backfield. The Nittany Lions have been hit hardest by losses at cornerback and safety, and O'Brien is hoping someone will stick out at that position on Wednesday:

I would say positionally you would love to hopefully maybe there is a couple DBs in the crowd there. You know, that's usually the position right now that we're looking for because of numbers‑wise.

The tryouts will take place after Wednesday's practice and are open to PSU students who have NCAA eligibility.

After dropping their first two games in heartbreaking fashion, Penn State enters the fourth week of the season coming off their first win of O'Brien era. The Nittany Lions will try to build on their convincing thrashing of Navy with a home win over Temple.

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