Penn State DC Manny Diaz spoke to the media after practice on Wednesday. He talked about a variety of things.

Diaz was hired by Penn State as DC following a stint at Miami as head coach from 2018 to 2021, where he had a 21-15 record. This spring he has had the opportunity to work with the defense including some of the non-enrollee freshmen such as Dani Dennis-Sutton and Abdul Carter.

He also discussed DE Adisa Isaac. Isaac wasn’t able to play all of last season due to an undisclosed injury he suffered in August of 2021. Isaac is returning for another year in Happy Valley, and Diaz has been very impressed so far.

Diaz has also had to adjust to talking to the signees who aren’t on campus yet via zoom, but has said that the meetings have been very useful. He also talked about the differences between being a head coach and a positional coach. The team plans on having its 1st scrimmage on Friday according to Diaz as well.

This is what Diaz had to say to the media: