Terry Smith Happy to be Home

Hear from the former Nittany Lion, who talks about returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach under James Franklin.


As he was sitting down to meet the media for the first time as a Penn State assistant coach last week, Terry Smith was welcomed back to Happy Valley by Nittany Lion broadcasting legend Fran Fisher.

"Thank you, I'm so excited," Smith said, sounding like he genuinely meant it.

During his roundtable discussion with the press, Smith mentioned over and over again how good it felt to be "home."

Smith was a record-setting receiver at Penn State from 1988-91, and later became an acclaimed head coach at his high school alma mater — Gateway High in Monroeville, Pa.

Last season, he was receivers coach at Temple.

So how did he end up back at Penn State? What does it feel like to be the lone PSU grad on James Franklin's staff? What are his recruiting responsibilities?

We talked to Smith about all of this and more. Check it out above.


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