This year’s B1G Media Days kicked off inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday, and Penn State head coach James Franklin took to the microphone to discuss plans, and goals for the 2021 season.

Most notable from his comments was that Franklin was able to reunite with his family just last month after a 14-month separation due to the pandemic.

The goal, according to Franklin, is to return to Lucas Oil Stadium at the end of the season for the B1G Championship Game. If the Nittany Lions can build on the momentum they gained at the end of last season running off four-straight wins against Michigan, Rutgers, Michigan State, and Illinois, they just may pull it off.

Franklin also discussed the addition of Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator and what that might mean for the Nittany Lion offense in 2021.

Below are some of Franklin’s comments from the presser.

Penn State also unveiled some home-game themes early Thursday morning prior to the start of Media Day action. Among other things, the Nittany Lions announced the White Out Game will be Sept. 18 when SEC foe Auburn comes to Happy Valley.