It's official: Aaron Maybin's off to the NFL

Goodbye, Aaron Maybin.

After just one season of being the Nittany Lions' full-time starting defensive end, Aaron Maybin decided he wanted "green out" rather than "white out" and is skipping his final year for the riches of the NFL.

In his closing speech, he used the usual clap-trap about "difficult decisions" and "opportunity".

He was absolutely brilliant in almost every game he played for Penn State last season, and we can only wish him well.

However, the VFA's confident that someone else will simply jump in Maybin's place - Tom Bradley's that good a defensive co-ordinator.

Remember, this is the start to Maybin's new life - but not an end to Penn State's chances of winning the Big Ten in 2009.

We'll leave you with one of Penn State's best defensive memories of last year:

Oh, and Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech's going too. He's a certain first round pick - and likely top 10. He thinks he might be good enough to go Top 5.

Here's one of his highlight reels:

And THIS one from 2008 (not that it's been overplayed at all)