The Penn State defense could have sported the tag "Eleven Forgotten Men" throughout preseason camp with all the attention centered on the battle for starting quarterback.
However, the defense, in addition to having a front-row seat to the competition between sophomore Tyler Ferguson and freshman Christian Hackenberg, has thrived both in the trenches, where it has battled an experienced and talented offensive line, and in the secondary covering people such as Allen Robinson, last year's Big Ten receiver of the year.
Right now, the unit will accept the "forgotten" tag.
"Both our quarterbacks have looked really good and are doing a great job," junior linebacker Mike Hull said Wednesday. "Coach [Bill] O'Brien is doing a great job. So that's all right. We like being overlooked because it means we can sneak up on some people."