Someone (Tundra, I believe, but who is not important) loved that Coach Chambers referred to Penn State as a “sleeping giant”, which made me remark that Chambers is not the first to see it that way.
Completely coincidentally, I was cleaning out my garage today and came across a piece I wrote for Town & Gown when ED was hired, and “sleeping giant” plays prominently. I scanned it in (forgive me, the PDF is a bit skewed and way larger than it needs to be) because I think it holds up pretty well! (If I must say so myself. )
With a few minor updates, it could run again next fall!
If I may join the millions of other writers who scream “I DIDN’T WRITE THE HEADLINE”, I think you’ll find the article is more even-handed about Penn State’s chances. The editor, professor Mike Poorman, knew who the audience was for these magazines.