Two weeks after being hired as the new head football coach at Penn State, James Franklin engineered one of the more positively memorable late January weekends in Nittany Lion history.
Friday, he unveiled his new coaching staff to a throng of media at Beaver Stadium. And the new staffers wasted no time letting the press get a feel for their respective personalities.
The weekend also included a significant number of recruiting visits. And it netted significant results, as Penn State flipped a blue-chip linebacker from California and one of the nation's best receivers (from New Jersey).
As all of this was going on, our TAP forum was exploding with discussions of all of the breaking news.
If you were not around, please check out the links below to see the highlights of our extensive coverage of the weekend.
COMMITMENT: California Standout Koa Farmer
COMMITMENT: New Jersery Four-Star WR Saeed Blacknall
COMMITMENT IMPACT: Scout.com Expert Brian Dohn on Blacknall
Anatomy of a Penn State Visit
COMMITMENT: Florida Kicker Jorge Powell
VALLEY VISITORS: Friday Visitor Preview
MEET THE NEW COACHES
FOS TV: Meet DL Coach Sean Spencer (MUST WATCH/Free For Now)
FOS TV: Meet OL Coach Herb Hand (MUST WATCH/Free For Now)
FOS TV: Meet S&C Coach Dwight Galt III (MUST WATCH/Free For Now)
STAFF INTRO: Franklin's Press Conference (video/transcript)
KEY DISCUSSION THREADS
Blacknall Commit Discussion
Fans React to Farmer Commit
Spencer Makes Great First Impression
Talking Galt & Craig Fitzgerald