• PSU notes: Robinson talks about future plans

    Wide receiver Allen Robinson said for the second time in the last month that he’ll discuss his future plans after the season with Penn State coach Bill O’Brien and his family.
    Robinson, a junior, can make himself eligible for the 2014 NFL draft. He’s projected to be a second-round pick by most draft experts.
    “I haven’t really thought too much about it,” he said Tuesday. “I’m just trying to take it one game at a time and help my team win these next few games down the stretch. That’s really where my focus is right now.
    “After the season I’ll approach the situation with Coach O’Brien, Coach Hixon (wide receivers coach Stan Hixon) and my family.”
    Robinson leads the Big Ten in catches, with 66, and in receiving yards, with 1,043. He ranks second in the country with 130.4 yards per game.
    If he returns to Penn State for his senior year, he’ll be one of eight returning starters on offense, including quarterback Christian Hackenberg and running back Bill Belton.
    Robinson said last month that he expects to graduate with an advertising degree next summer.
    “One of the reasons to come back would be to finish what I started with all my teammates,” he said. “It’s like a brotherhood with these guys. We’ve come this far playing together.
    “First and foremost it would be to get my degree.”

    Lynch injured: Penn State running back Akeel Lynch missed the Illinois game with a sprained knee that he sustained a week earlier at Ohio State, coach Bill O’Brien revealed Tuesday.
    Lynch, a redshirt freshman, sprained the medial collateral ligament in one of his knees. O’Brien said he’s “day-to-day.”
    He’s played sparingly since rushing for 123 yards against Kent State. He carried three times for 7 yards at Indiana, did not play against Michigan and ran 11 times for 35 yards at Ohio State.

    O’Brien on hazing: Penn State coach Bill O’Brien said he and his coaching staff do not tolerate hazing with the football team.
    O’Brien was asked a question regarding hazing and bullying in the wake of the volatile situation with the Miami Dolphins, who suspended offensive linemen Richie Incognito for his treatment of fellow lineman Jonathan Martin.
    “We don’t allow any hazing at Penn State,” O’Brien said. “We take that very seriously. We address it right away.”
    O’Brien, an assistant coach for five seasons with the New England Patriots, said he never saw hazing or bullying incidents when he was on Bill Belichick’s staff.
    “We just had a very professional locker room in New England,” O’Brien said. “We had a great coaching staff and fantastic ownership. Things like that never happened in New England.”

    McGloin reaction: Former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin completed 7-of-15 passes for 87 yards Sunday in his first NFL action in the Oakland Raiders’ 49-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
    McGloin, an undrafted free agent, led the Raiders on one drive to the Philadelphia 10 and then on a touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter.
    “I couldn’t be more proud of Matt McGloin,” Penn State coach Bill O’Brien said. “He’s a self-made guy. Nothing he does surprises me and it shouldn’t surprise anybody.
    “He’s a guy who’s worked very hard to get where he’s at.”

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