Kirk Herbstreit awed by Penn State players’ class, wants sons to be like Nittany Lions

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During an interview with Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit sounded in awe of the Nittany Lions program.

But it wasn’t really about the wins. Instead, it was about how the players carry themselves with class and dignity — at all times, for many decades.

Herbstreit made it sound like he would want his four sons to grow up and be like Penn State football players.

“As far back as I can go, when I meet a Penn State player, former player, or a current player, of all the schools out there that I covered, the Penn State player is the most consistent,” Herbstreit said “I have four boys. If they grow up to be like you or like a Jason Cabinda, or a Todd Blackledge or Bobby Engram or Ki-Jana Carter, you go down the list — Curt Warner. Go any decade you want to pick.”

Herbstreit asked Barkley why all Penn State players seem to be the same, in that they’re buttoned-up and consistent.

Barkley said the coaches have done a great job with the players. To Barkley and Penn State, it’s about treating others like how you want to be treated.

“It’s more than football. It’s more about life, more about school — how you carry yourselves as a person.”

ESPN’s Kirk Herbsreit talks with Penn State RB Saquon Barkley

Herbstreit has praised Penn State more than a few times previously. He’s said the student section is the best in the country. When Barkley returned the opening kick against Indiana for a touchdown, Herbstreit tweeted out his excited reaction.

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