Coming off of winning a share of the Ivy title in 2015, Penn football was predicted to finish second in the Ancient Eight preseason media poll this year, trailing only Harvard.
As the opening credits appear to the tune of the music score, Ray Priore is readying for his first season as head coach of the Penn football team, his 29th year as part of the staff.
The preseason hype surrounding Penn football is unreal – 13 returning starters from a championship team will do that.
I’ve had the privilege of writing for the Daily Pennsylvanian for two full years now, and one particular date is seared into my brain: November 7, 2015.
That particular day, undoubtedly, was the most entertaining of my Penn career thus far.
A lot of athletes might say they were born to play their respective sport.
But a kid related to both the NCAA’s Division I-A single-season touchdown passing record holder and the winningest quarterback in Stanford history might have a slightly better argument.
Such is life for California native and safety Conor O’Brien, who is one of 29 recruits joining Penn football’s Class of 2020 looking to help the Quakers begin their title defense.
Needless to say, O’Brien needed no help being introduced to the sport.
The University of Pennsylvania football team will be welcoming 29 members of the Class of 2020 onto their team this coming fall.
The new student-athletes — sixteen defensive players, 12 offensive players and one kicker — hail from 13 different states.