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.
Penn State Sports
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.
Regarding Penn State’s annual Blue-White game, James Franklin the football coach has always been at odds with Franklin the recruiter and promoter and brand-builder.
Penn State usually has at least one player who emerges, this time of year, as the “talk of spring ball.’’