Penn State football was encamped at Big Ten football media days in Indianapolis last week while bigger news than anything that happened there broke in Owings Mills, Md.
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As a recruiting force, Penn State is back.
Since college football recruiting fully opened June 1 for the first time in over a year, James Franklin and his staff have kept the gas pedal to the floor.
This Space’s take on the structure of the college football playoff is, broadly, the same as it was when I wrote this, 18 months ago:
Pittsburgh Steelers’ coach Mike Tomlin was at Penn State’s Pro Day in March when someone pointed a microphone at him and asked for his thoughts.
College football is changing fast, and it’s turning James Franklin from the youngish head coach who arrived at Penn State promising to handspring out of bed each morning into a middle-aged man nostalgic for the way things were.
STATE COLLEGE - We’re heard about fast tempo, as a feature of the Penn State offense under new coordinator Mike Yurcich.
The media stylings of Mike Yurcich, Penn State’s new offensive coordinator, seem similar to those of his boss, James Franklin.
STATE COLLEGE - Forget, for a moment, about the miniature crowd of 7,521. Forget the fact that this time, Blue vs. White really meant offense vs. defense.