Monthly Archives: January 2014

Recruiting recap: Franklin brings three, but Lions lose two

So far in the wake of James’ Franklin’s hiring at Penn State, the Nittany Lions have lost two recruits but picked up three players who had previously committed to Vanderbilt.

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Will LJ and Vanderlinden face the Nittany Lions this season?

Penn State ties: Larry Johnson upgrades to assistant head coach at Ohio State while Ron Vanderlinden interviews at Rutgers.

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Christian Hackenberg still sold on Penn State; excited to learn from a former QB

Christian Hackenberg, who said he never considered leaving Penn State, is excited to learn from a former college quarterback in James Franklin.

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Johnson’s exit comes as a shock

Podcast: James Franklin has already had a couple noteworthy days on the job, but the big news Tuesday was the exit of Larry Johnson as the longtime defensive line coach left for the same position with the Buckeyes. By Jim Seip, York Daily Record, Jan. 15, 2014

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Next Coach Up: Penn State players unite themselves during more uncertainty

Penn State players relied on each other to pull through yet another whirlwind of change and uncertainty. They said they’ve just grown stronger with James Franklin taking over.

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Bill O’Brien talks about his departure from Penn State

Former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien discusses his departure and his new role with the Houston Texans on the Mike & Mike Show. Click here to listen to Mike & Mike.

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Larry Johnson leaves Nittany Lions … to land at rival Ohio State?

Revered assistant coach Larry Johnson said he’s leaving Penn State after 18 years. How will his father-figure, teaching and recruiting void be filled?

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Penn State football chat, coach James Franklin edition

Penn State answered its biggest question when it hired James Franklin on Saturday, but there are still plenty of issues to talk about. Bring your questions and comments to Frank Bodani’s weekly Penn State football chat. He’ll field your questions for at least an hour starting at 8 p.m. Monday.

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Storify: Penn State players welcome James Franklin on Twitter

Penn State players welcomed new head coach James Franklin via social media on Saturday, expressing an attitude that they’re ready to get down to business with their new coach.

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Franklin appears to be PSU’s man, so what comes next?

In the YDR’s latest podcast: Numerous reports have tied James Franklin to the Penn State job. If he in fact has been offered the job and accepts, Frank Bodani and Jim Seip discuss what questions need to be answered. By Jim Seip, YDR, Jan. 11, 2014

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