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Training Camp in 10 Questions with Christian Campbell

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What is your favorite part about training camp?
My favorite part is practice because I love playing football.

What is your least favorite part about training camp?
My least favorite part is waking up early, I'm not a morning person.

Who is your toughest match-up on the team?
My toughest matchup is Chris Godwin. He is very consistent and he plays at the next level.

What is your refueling drink of choice at training camp?
My refueling drink is a Gatorade. I sweat a lot, so you have to drink a lot of water and Gatorade.

What is the best meal at training table?
The best meal is the lamb. It's really good. We only get that on Thursdays.

What is your walk out song of choice?
"Future" by March Madness. It's my favorite song.

What do you do during your free time during training camp?
Sleep. We don't have much time to rest, so I get my sleep in when I can.

What classes are you taking during summer session?
I took English 202, it's a business writing class.

If you could move training camp to any city, what city would it be?
I would say Phenix City, Alabama, where I am from. It would bring back memories.

What is your shake of choice from the nutrition bar?
I do peaches and cream. I do that every single day.

Training Camp in 10 Questions with Brandon Bell

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What is your favorite drill?
We do this reaction drill. We break left, break right, then coach throws the ball and you have to get there in a split second.

What do you do during your free time during training camp?
Lay down, sleep as much as possible.

What is your shake of choice for the nutrition bar?
Chocolate. I'm not a big protein shake guy but when they put it out I'll drink one.

If you could move training camp to any city, what city would it be?
Maybe Honolulu.

Who is your breakout player this year?
So many guys. Honestly with this offense, I think the ball will be spread around a lot. Saquon [Barkley] would be an easy pick. DaeSean [Hamilton] has been a breakout player before, but I'll go Saeed Blacknall, I think well see a little bit more of him.

Who is your toughest match-up on the team?
I think Mike Gesicki. When he's running routes, it tough to defend him at the tight end position.

What do you think about the new locker room?
It's beautiful, it's great. The guys are pumped up, we love it. We're just grateful. I'd like to thank President Barron, Sandy Barbour and everyone that supported it. We're pumped up about it.

What is your refueling drink of choice at training camp?
Definitely some cool blue Gatorade. You have to take in water too, but after a workout out probably Gatorade.

Describe the cold tub experience at training camp?
I love it. As a young guy, you kind of hate it, but the older, you get you learn to love it. Now is easy to hop in it for 20-30 minutes.

What is the best meal at training table?
The chipotle snack we get before night practice once every few days.

VIDEO: Training Camp Practice Update - August 24

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Head coach James Franklin, co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Tim Banks, quarterback Trace McSorley and linebacker Jason Cabinda addressed the media following Wednesday's practice session at the Lasch Football Complex.

Penn State opens the 2016 campaign against Kent State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, September 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Training Camp in 10 Questions with Tyler Davis

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What is your refueling drink of choice at training camp?
Gatorade, it keeps you hydrated and replenishes you with the nutrients you need. I'm a lemon lime guy.

What is your unofficial camp uniform?
I actually don't have one this year. But ugh, Dowrey has a great one, he's wearing a jean kind of cut off vest, he looks good this year.

Describe the cold tub experience at training camp?
Our hydrotherapy room is still getting renovated right now, so we just go in the old style big tubs, and we're required to do that for at least seven minutes after practice. The specialists get out earlier so we get first dibs on them.

What is the best meal at training table?
We get training table every night so, I'm a big fan of the salmon, but we have a wide selection so you can make it whatever you want each night.

What is the one item you can't live without at training camp?
A bed - you get real tired you get to bed early, it's easy to sleep.

What is your walk out song of choice?
Something by Fetty Wap or Young Thug something like that, something to get me going.

What is you least favorite drill?
I don't like the ball security drills. You get hit a lot

What classes are you taking during summer session?
I actually didn't a class this summer, I took an internship with OptionsHouse in Chicago. That's why I was only here the last part of the summer.

What is your shake of choice for the nutrition bar?
We make our own smoothies and I like to get vanilla protein powder with a little bit of peanut butter powder in there. I just like it pretty plain so those two things do it for me.

What do you think about the new locker room?
It's awesome, we were going crazy when we saw it for the first time. That place is incredible.

All Roads Lead to Happy Valley for the Galts

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By Mark Brumbaugh, Penn State Strategic Communications

Coaching college football may be a dream job for many, but long hours and moves around the country mean that living the dream often comes with difficult sacrifices, especially time spent with family.

Knowing those difficulties first-hand, Penn State Assistant Athletics Director for Performance Enhancement Dwight Galt had some concerns when his twin sons, Dwight IV and Tommy, decided follow his footsteps in the coaching profession. Little did they know, their hopes of their professional paths crossing would actually culminate at Penn State.

"Almost every home game is a family reunion now," said Dwight. "Everybody comes up; we get to see everybody. It's only three and a half hours from Maryland, so it's been great for our family and I'd like to sustain it as long as possible."

Father and sons were first united in college football at the University of Maryland, where the sons played and father was the head strength and conditioning coach. Following their playing days, the sons ended up in South Carolina, where "Deege" worked on the strength and conditioning side and Tommy worked as a graduate assistant on the football side. Dwight then joined head coach James Franklin in Vanderbilt in 2011 as the director of performance enhancement.

Deege was the first to arrive in Happy Valley in 2012, as South Carolina's head strength coach Craig Fitzgerald was tapped to fill the same role at Penn State under head coach Bill O'Brien and brought Galt with him.


"Deege had a really good situation with Fitz and the two of them started building this thing the way they wanted to build it, and did a great job," said the elder Dwight.

With not even the sons in the same place, the close-knit Galt family was as stretched as ever, with Dwight in Tennessee, Deege in Pennsylvania, Tommy in South Carolina and sisters Teri and Angie in Maryland.

"We had a grid sheet of schedules of who played who that week," said Tommy. "Now we just have to worry about one team. When my sisters go to a game, they don't have to worry about going to see this person or that person, or worst-case scenario, us versus Dad. They all can come and support us here, and it's a one-hit spot. It's close and works out well."

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The band started getting back together again following the 2013 season. O'Brien left for the Houston Texans and brought Fitzgerald with him. Dwight knew Franklin was in the running to replace O'Brien, but with nothing certain, Deege had little choice but to follow Fitzgerald to Houston. However, on the day Deege headed for the Lone Star State, Franklin accepted the Penn State job.

Deege's time in Texas lasted less than a week, as Fitzgerald, who worked with Dwight previously at Maryland, endorsed the unique opportunity for father and son to reunite. His return proved instrumental in getting his father's program running.

"Deege has been very beneficial to the entire staff, not just to me, but he had a great working knowledge of Penn State Football, Penn State Athletics, how the university works, great connections, and we were really able to get a lot of initiatives rolling faster and more efficiently because he'd been here," said Dwight.

Tommy then joined Penn State as an offensive graduate assistant prior to the 2015 season. While Tommy spends more time "upstairs" in Lasch as opposed to the weight room, all are happy to be working together.

Father could not be more proud of his sons' impact on Penn State Football.

"[Deege] is such a hard worker and he's so great with the guys," said the elder Galt. "He's one of those guys that not only has good ideas, but he can put them in place."

"As for Tommy, we have a great working relationship and it's been phenomenal having him here."

Likewise, the sons are thrilled to be working with their father, being able to use the things they have learned through their experiences with him."

"As Deege I both get older, get more experience and learn more things, we understand more about where he is coming from better," said Tommy. "He's been with Coach Franklin for a long time now and I came from two different programs that were way different than here. So me coming here and hearing from him and him hearing from us, we are able to bounce stuff off each other better. It's been huge growth for all of us in that capacity."

With little separation between work and family, the trio has not had any difficulty working together, usually later laughing off anything resembling a dispute.

"You have to understand that he's your boss and whatever he says goes," said Deege with a smile. "You can't have the same type of interactions, but it hasn't been a problem."

Working for the same team doesn't mean all three are together all of the time. Weight room and coaching schedules do not always line up, resulting in Tommy, in particular, not always being on the same schedule. However, the family was thrilled to be together on Father's Day, albeit working together for a high school football camp. Also, getting from State College down to Maryland to visit the Teri and Angie and their children is not a difficult task.

The family has indeed learned to savor the times when the stars align.

"Not everyone gets to eat Chipotle with their dad every once in a while in the middle of a work day," Tommy pointed out. "We're a few of the blessed people in this business."

So as fortunate as Penn State Football is to have the Galts, nothing can compare to how fortunate the Galts are to have each other.

Training Camp in 10 Questions with Chris Godwin

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What is your favorite part about training camp?
For me the best part about training camp is just being around the guys. You get a different sense of brotherhood when you're going through the same struggles and trials of camp. It builds that brotherhood.

Describe the cold tub experience at training camp?
It's kind of brutal. You know that you have to get in the cold tub to keep your legs fresh. It's never fun getting in, it's honestly shocking every time.

What is the one item you can't live without at training camp?
I would say my TV. I am a big fan of watching TV, I love watching ESPN and "Hard Knocks."

What is your favorite drill?

I like any release drill that we do. I believe getting on your route is where you win.

What is you least favorite drill?
I don't have one. I really believe that in drill work is where you really improve as a player. If you get good drill work in, it gives you a good foundation.

What is your shake of choice from the nutrition bar?
I am a strawberry-banana guy. Anytime I get a shake, whether it's a protein shake or not, I get strawberry-banana.

Who is your breakout player this year?
Saeed Blacknall. He has grown a lot in the few years that we have been here. He had a really great spring and I think he is going to have a great year.

Who is your toughest match-up on the team?
Either Grant Haley or John Reid. Anytime I go against those two guys, it's always really competitive. Sometimes I win, sometimes they win. I really feel like anytime I am going against those guys, I am going to get better.

What classes are you taking during summer session?
I took a stat class and an online energy class. They were pretty cool. I learned a lot about household safety.

What is the best meal at training table?
I like their chicken fajitas. It gives you a Mexican feel without having to go to a restaurant.

Training Camp in 10 Questions with Tyler Yazujian

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What is your favorite part about training camp?
My favorite part about training camp from a special teams perspective is seeing all of our guys working on their craft all summer and they finally get to show it off to the rest of the team and the coaching staff. Seeing everyone's development at punter, kicker, snapper is just exciting.

What is your least favorite part about training camp?
Going back to a twin bed in the camp dorms, so that's probably my least favorite.

What is your refueling drink of choice at training camp?
Just water, plain and simple.

Describe the cold tub experience at training camp?
A big talking point for us this year is that everyone got their own toe covers for this year. It's pretty darn cold. You lose feeling in your legs, but once you get out, you feel much better.

Who does the best James Franklin impersonation?
Antoine White

What is the one item you can't live without at training camp?
Probably my water bottle.

What classes are you taking during summer session?
I didn't take classes this summer. I worked in the College of IST doing some research stuff over there.

What do you think about the new locker room?
The new locker room is incredible. We are really excited to have it. We are very appreciative of what everyone. A huge thank you to Sandy Barbour, President Barron and all of the donors that made it possible.

Who is your breakout player this year?
I am going to say Kevin Givens. He had a great off-season and had a great spring, so I am excited to see how he does.

What is your favorite drill?
The punt coverage drill.

Training Camp in 10 Questions with Evan Schwan

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What is your favorite part about training camp?
It's a big bonding thing. We live in Nittany Hall, but it's good bonding. We are normally paired up with guys that you wouldn't normally hang out with outside of football, so you get to know everyone on the team.

What is your shake of choice from the nutrition bar?
I have my own protein that I bring in and I mix that with a Gatorade protein shake and a banana and some ice. Real simple.

Describe the cold tub experience at training camp?
I love cold tubs. A lot of people hate them, but after a long practice, if feels great to get in there.

What is the best meal at training table?
The sausage and pepper rustica. They only have it like once every three weeks and I seem to skip training table whenever they have it.

What is the one item you can't live without at training camp?
At night when I sleep, I have to have my baby blanket.

What is your favorite drill?
Probably the Lion's Pride drill that we do at the beginning of practice where it's like a one-on-one with the linemen. It puts everyone on the spot.

What classes are you taking during summer session?
First summer, I took LER [Labor and Employment Relations] 136 and then I took ECON [Economics] 306, I am an ECON major. Then I finished my degree with ECON 315.

If you could move training camp to any city, what city would it be?
Maybe Chicago. It's a cool city.

Who is your breakout player this year?
I think Brian Gaia at center.

Who does the best James Franklin impersonation?
Antoine White.

Training Camp in 10 Questions with Ryan Bates

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What is your favorite part about training camp?
It gives you a chance to get a lot closer to your teammates when you have two and half or three weeks of non-stop football. I consider these guys my family, so it is an opportunity to get closer.

What is your unofficial camp uniform?
I have a Hawaiian shirt. I wore it last year to camp and plan to wear it to camp every year. I cut the sleeves because I was a lot smaller last year. It's kind of hard to button, so I am walking around with a cut-off Hawaiian shirt that's unbuttoned.

What is your favorite drill?
Probably one-on-ones with the D-Line. We really go at it, talking trash, talking smack...it really gets the competitive juices flowing.

What is the one item you can't live without at training camp?
Deodorant.

Who does the best James Franklin impersonation?
Juwan Johnson. During our underclassman skit, Juwan impersonated Coach Franklin and it was a riot. He did really well.

What is your shake of choice from the nutrition bar?
I grab a vanilla yogurt, two scoops of vanilla protein powder, peaches, peanut butter and two bananas.

Who is your toughest match-up on the team?
Robert Windsor really gives me a run for my money sometimes. He talk a lot of trash and I talk a lot of trash back, it's a good competitive friendship.

Who's the best dancer on the team?
Besides me, of course. Jarvis Miller is a really good dancer.

Who is your breakout player this year?
I think Chris Godwin and Saquon Barkley are going to have a really good year.

What do you think about the new locker room?
It's so nice. We love our donors, Sandy Barbour and President Barron for giving us the opportunity to have such a great locker room.

Training Camp in 10 Questions with Troy Apke

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What is your favorite part about training camp?
My favorite part about camp is being out here and competing with my teammates. Each and every day we get better and better for how hard we go at each other.

What is your shake of choice from the nutrition bar?
Vanilla protein, milk and bananas.

Who is your breakout player this year?
My breakout player is Amani Oruwariye. I just think he has worked on his skills and his defensive back skills all summer and I think he is going to be good this year.

Who is your toughest match-up on the team?
I would give it to DaeSean Hamilton. He has worked his butt off this summer to try to get better.

What is the best meal at training table?
Chicken Parm and meatballs.

What is the one item you can't live without at training camp?
Icy Hot because I am sore all of the time.

Who's the best dancer on the team?
I have to give it to either Saeed [Blacknall], Irvin [Charles] or Juwan [Johnson].

What is your walk out song of choice?
"No Problem" by Chance the Rapper.

What is your favorite drill?
During indies because I can work on my skill and my craft.

What classes are you taking during summer session?
I took intensive Spanish.

 
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