February 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM
It was early, it was cold, it was another day at work for the Penn State football team.
The Nittany Lions' early morning workout was open to the media Friday, as the team ran through drills and lifted weights just less than seven months from its season opener. Here are some notes from the day:
- Coach Bill O'Brien blew his whistle and stopped drills at one point to give his team a piece of his mind. From the center of the practice field, the coach yelled that he wasn't seeing the same intensity as usual early in the workout, but he didn't interrupt drills again after getting his point across.
- Early enrollee Adam Breneman — who tore his ACL in June — was a full participant in the workout. A large brace on the right knee of the five-star tight end was about the only indicator of the injury.
- While Breneman was a go, linebacker Ben Kline was limited and had his right arm in a sling. The injury didn't seem too severe, however, as Kline still was able to do some exercises with the team in the weight room.
- Garry Gilliam, who was a tight end last season, has made a position switch to offensive tackle and was working out with his new unit Friday. The team tweeted Gilliam, who is 6-foot-6, has added some weight and is up to 297 pounds.
- The temperature was hovering around 30 degrees during the team's outdoor portion of the workout. Yes, strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald was in nothing more than a t-shirt and shorts.
Check back with the Collegian for photos and videos from the workout later in the day.