James Franklin’s team has been in the news lately. It’s been for good reasons this time.

Penn State is coming off a road win against Auburn and an Eli Manning viral video all within a few days each other. The Nittany Lions took care of business on the road, winning 41-12.

Franklin was feeling sentimental about what has happened recently, and spoke about what it means for the program to be in the spotlight as of late.


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“This is a game. It should be fun for the players, coaches, fans, alumni, and community…Providing other opportunities to peak behind the curtain and show some personality [is important]. Again, it can’t be at the expense of what you’re here to do, which is to educate young people and put your team in the best position to win. They were able to do 99% of it without messing up our normal routing…Once I was comfortable that we were able to do that without it impacting our normal routing, I was all about it.”

Penn State is undefeated through three games, and now has two Power 5 road wins. Franklin is feeling good about what his team has done so far, but the road is only going to get tougher as the season goes on.

Here’s what the Penn State HC had to say: