Franklin To Get "More Involved" With Offense

After practice Wednesday, the Nittany Lion coach said he intends to take a more active role on the offensive side of the football.

The Penn State offense was awful in a season-opening 27-10 loss at Temple last weekend, managing only 180 total yards. Coordinator John Donovan came under heavy scrutiny from Nittany Lion fans and even former players.

Head coach James Franklin indicated Wednesday that he intends to be a part of the solution for the struggling unit.

“I’m gonna get a lot more involved  than I’ve been,” he said.

Ideally, Franklin would like to be able to spend equal amounts of time with the offense, defense and special teams, and let his coordinators do their things. But as a former offensive coordinator himself, he could not sit by while the offense failed to function properly.

“I believe in these guys and I want to support ’em,” he said of his offensive assistants, “but we all have a job to do.”

See all of his comments on the topic above.

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