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Recapping Penn State’s wild 48 hours; QB recruit details Florida State’s attempt to flip him, and more

Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature a recap of a wild 48 hours and Florida State’s run to flip four-star quarterback recruit Michael Johnson Jr.

In the two days since losing to Kentucky, 27-24, in the Citrus Bowl, the Lions have relieved wide receivers coach David Corley of his duties and seen five players leave early for the NFL Draft. Running back Miles Sanders was the latest to declare for the draft, joining Ryan Bates, Connor McGovern, Kevin Givens and Shareef Miller.

Mark Brennan from Fight On State has a recap of a wild 48 hours. John McGonigal from the Centre Daily Times says it’s the end of an era for Penn State and asks the question, now what?

Johnson, a four-star quarterback from picked Penn State over Miami and Florida State, among others, and signed with the Lions during the NCAA’s early signing period last month. He talked to Sean Fitz from Lions247 about the late run the Seminoles made to try and flip him.

In other Penn State football news, Trace McSorley’s next step will be his toughest. McSorley pens a thank you note to Lions fans, and must-know dates over the next three weeks.

PennLive’s Bob Flounders, Greg Pickel and Dustin Hockensmith also talk Penn State football on the Keystone Sports Network. Check out audio from their latest podcast below.

Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup:

Recapping Penn State’s wild 48 hours after the Citrus Bowl: Brennan [Fight On State]

Penn State’s Miles Sanders becomes fifth Lion to leave early for the NFL Draft; how will he be replaced?: Pickel [PennLive]

Michael Johnson ready for college, talks FSU’s pre-NSD run: Fitz [Lions247]

Penn State’s Citrus Bowl defeat marked the end of an era. Now what?: McGonigal [Centre Daily Times]

Inside Franklin’s special teams conversation: Poorman []

Read Trace McSorley’s thank you note to fans: Hopkins [PennLive]

Could Penn State have more staff change? Lions need this for WR play to improve in 2019, more: Mailbag: Pickel [PennLive]

For Penn State’s Trace McSorley, next step in career will be the toughest: Collins [Scranton Times-Tribune]

3 key dates for Penn State players, fans, and recruits to know over the next two weeks: Pickel [PennLive]

Should the College Football Playoff expand? FBS athletic directors, including Penn State’s Sandy Barbour, weigh in [Associated Press]

Midweek Musings: What grade would you give the season?: Lucia [Black Shoe Diaries]

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No. 1 WR Fleming reacts to Penn State firing receivers coach: Dohn [Lions247]

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