Coach talk: DT Parker Cothren 

February, 11, 2013
2/11/13
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What kind of player is Penn State getting here in Parker Cothren? And what can fans expect?

NittanyNation turned to one of the people who knows best what Cothren is capable of on the field -- Matthew Putnam, his high school coach at Hazel Green (Ala.) -- and asked what separates him as a player, how he first noticed Cothren's ability and when he especially showcased his potential.

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