Penn State made the rounds of all the national college football news outlets this week and even managed to rile up the famously even-tempered denizens of Twitter, all without even playing a game on Saturday. With the #6 Nittany Lions coming off a Bye and UMass up next on Homecoming, the week's big news came from James Franklin's Tuesday press conference. The guys take advantage of the calm before the Ohio State storm to sound off on what everyone else is talking about: Franklin's exchange with Cory Giger over digging the long ball and his comments on scheduling that Michigan fans baselessly twisted into a perceived insult. Check out Coach's comments to the press if you haven't seen or heard them, and then enjoy the gang inexplicably stretching them into nearly an hour's worth of discussion.
James Franklin's Tuesday Press Conference: https://youtu.be/FG6o9_YBIFI?si=PFYyWZ9KDwLoD1vt
Wednesday Post-Practice Media Scrum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-rJdDXMgw4&t=273s
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