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August 29, 2013Miles Dieffenbach, apparently, is not the best looking offensive lineman on the Nittany Lions this season.
Though Penn State's redshirt junior left guard made the claim during last week's "ESPN Training Days: Penn State" specials, this week, fifth-year senior right guard John Urschel wanted to set the record straight.
"We did watch 'Training Days' a little bit when we were in the dorms and we thought it was good, but I'd say the biggest thing that me and Ty, personally, had a problem with was Miles self-proclaimed himself as the best looking offensive linemen," Urschel said during his teleconference earlier this week. "I'm not sure if there's sufficient evidence to support that claim, so "
Of course, with Dieffenbach taking the podium during Penn State's weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon, just hours after Urschel's teleconference, the self-proclaimed best looking offensive lineman was able to get the last word on the matter.
"We're all a great looking group of guys, but I would have to give myself the look on that one," he said. "You can't fight the looks. I just got 'em. It's natural. There's not much you can do about it."
The hour-long special aired on ESPN Aug. 20 and was followed by a handful of 30-minute additional specials through the rest of the week, focusing intently on the Nittany Lions' quarterback battle between Christian Hackenberg and Tyler Ferguson, as well as all of the ins and outs for players and coaches going through the second year of head coach Bill O'Brien's preseason training camp.
For all of the joking back and forth among the offensive linemen following the show's airing, some Nittany Lions shared some of their more serious thoughts about the special and what it means for Penn State and, maybe more important, themselves personally.
"I saw the hour long one. I thought it was really good," fifth-year senior Glenn Carson said. "I thought they touched on some of the guys personalities pretty well. And Coach O'Brien, it really showed that he's a players coach and he pushes us hard."
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