Penn State Coach James Franklin PC

See what the Nittany Lion coach had to say when he met the media after practice Wednesday.

Penn State coach James Franklin met the media after practice Wednesday, a session in which the Nittany Lions worked out in shoulder pads, helmets and shorts.

His Q&A lasted about 12 minutes. Among the topics he discussed (or side-stepped):

• The backup QB situation and who he'd like to see redshirt.

• The usage of his three primary running backs and the running game in general.

• How he rates the play of the offensive line given its inexperience.

• Cornerbacks coach Terry Smith.

• WR DaeSean Hamilton.

• Defensive coordinator Bob Shoop.

• Things he wants to see vs. UMass this week knowing the bulk of the Big Ten schedule follows.

• How to focus on limiting penalties.

• Leadership on defense.

• S Ryan Keiser.

• The punt return game.

• The kickoff game.

Check out his entire press conference in the video below.


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