James Franklin's B1G Media Days Breakout Press Conference

See what the Nittany Lion coach had to say after he stepped out of the primary media spotlight in Chicago Monday.

CHICAGO — Penn State coach James Franklin held a formal press conference at the Hyatt Regency here Monday as part of Big Ten Media Days. The session was carried live by BTN.

Afterward, Franklin held a less formal breakout session with reporters.

In it, he discussed the Joe Paterno statue, negative recruiting and the time when, as an assistant at Idaho State, he and the program had to deal with a serious situation stemming from a player being involved in an auto accident.

Check out his entire breakout session above.

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