Nittany Lions must find weapons

Joe Paterno is hoping to build a capable offense that can take some pressure off his already stellar defense.

Originally Published: March 31, 2005
By Teddy Greenstein | Special to
If you broke down Penn State's success last season in the form of a pie chart, the defense's portion would have resembled Pac-Man.

The offense was so bad -- finishing 105th out of 117 Division I-A teams -- that even after signing All-American wide receiver Derrick Williams, the Nittany Lions have decided to move three defensive players to the other side of the ball.

Safeties Jim Kanuch and Ethan Kilmer and 163-pound cornerback Deon Butler have converted to receiver to give the position more speed and some depth.