Common sense says Penn State's No. 1 rival should be in-state Pitt.
PSU has had more lean years than good years since joining the Big Ten. Every once in a while, they get lucky and beat Ohio State or Tennessee or LSU in a bowl game against a middle-of-the-pack team in their respective conferences.
Yet Pennsylvania writers continue to put them in the elite class.
PSU is afraid to play Pitt, which is totally ridiculous. I wrote to Cory Giger recently regarding his whining about the Big Ten alignment.
What ticks off about you Penn State people is you thought you were going to come into the Big Ten and dominate.
In what, 16 years, you've been good maybe two or three times, and you all cannot handle it - unlike when you were an independent beating up on the Eastern patsies of yesteryear with a now-and-then top-tier team in the mix.
There's a reason you cannot even keep your in-state talent and get most of your players from New Jersey, Maryland, etc.
Top it off with JoePa making a fool of himself on the sidelines.
You'd make a lot of people west of your state very happy if you dropped out of Big Ten.