It sure doesn’t look as if Scranton Prep product Noah Beh is going to be part of Penn State’s football program this spring, if at all again.

The 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle who started in the 2016 Blue-White Game and was thought to be in line for increased playing time last season, is not listed on the spring roster the program released this morning.

This is not entirely a surprise. Head coach James Franklin said in October that Beh had been suspended by the team for a violation of team rules, and Beh didn’t play the rest of the season. He didn’t travel to the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 3 or to the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2, and a few weeks later, Franklin offered merely a “we’ll see” when asked directly if he anticipated Beh would be part of the program moving forward.

Franklin will host his annual spring press conference at noon today, and it’s a sure bet he’s going to be asked about Beh’s status, so I’ll keep you posted. As it stands…while his name not appearing on the roster doesn’t necessarily mean Beh’s days at Penn State are done, it’s not the best sign for him.

Few surprises

Scouring the roster and comparing it with my list of players who are on scholarship (or who have at one time had a scholarship), Beh is the only one not on both lists. So, the Penn State spring roster contains very few surprises. Nobody else you’d expect to be on there is missing, and that includes the local walk-ons: Long-snapper Kyle Vasey of Wallenpaupack, Lake-Lehman running back Nick Eury and, of course, Dallas defensive tackle Ryan Monk.

I don’t even notice any unforeseen position switches, although I’d expect Franklin would announce them first, if there are any.

Numbers game

For those who are into keeping track of uniform numbers in March, here are the digits the five new players on the roster will be wearing:




WR KJ Hamler


CB Jabari Butler


LB Brelin Faison-Walden


CB Lamont Wade


OL Mike Miranda