Penn State coach James Franklin was fired up after Saturday’s victory against Army.

After he was asked about his team winning by six points after it was a four-touchdown favorite, Franklin answered in passionate fashion.

“Do we need to get better? Yes. But you guys can ask me every question in the book and try to get me to be negative, and I’m not gonna do it. I’m not gonna do it,” Franklin said. “I love our guys, I love our staff, I love the opportunity we have here. You’ve got to get better. I know it, you know it, the fans know it.”

Perhaps it wasn’t what Franklin said, but more of how he said it:

He reiterated that he doesn’t care about point spreads in the slightest. His expectations, he said, are far more important than what any oddsmaker says.

Penn State beat reporters said it was as animated as they’ve seen the Lions coach at a postgame presser since he’s been at the helm.

The Lions are currently in the midst of a four-game losing streak after a disastrous opening-game loss to Temple. Still, they haven’t had to face a quality Power-Five opponent yet.

They’ll host Indiana next Saturday.