Penn State coach James Franklin met the media after practice Wednesday to talk about a variety of topics. You can check out his entire press conference in the video above.
Some of his talking points:
• The all-important left offensive tackle position is still up for grabs, as junior college transfer Paris Palmer has not seized it. Palmer is still adjusting to the major-college game. But it is not yet time to start thinking about making position changes to address the position.
• There is much more competition and depth in the program this year than there was last season. But PSU is still not where it needs to be in that department.
• The team has done some live scrimmage action but only in spots. The first full scrimmage will take place Saturday.
• OL Wendy Laurent has stepped up his game this camp.
• Redshirt freshman WR DeAndre Thompkins has been a nice surprise in camp. He and Allen are battling for PR duties.
• TE Adam Breneman is still showing some rust after missing lasst season due to injury.