James Franklin remains human, regardless of the implications of Saturday’s showdown in Ann Arbor. He understands there are more pressing issues than football currently surrounding the Michigan program.

Franklin began his press conference Tuesday by offering up his condolences to Wolverines’ running back coach Mike Hart. Hart suffered a seizure on the sidelines during the first quarter of Michigan’s win over Indiana that required him to be carted off the field and hospitalized overnight for evaluation.

“We truly wish his family, Mike, as well as the running backs and players at the University of Michigan our thoughts,” Franklin said, via 247Sports’ Alejandro Zúñiga. “Hopefully he’ll be healthy enough to be involved in the game.”

Hart released a statement Monday stating that he was back in Ann Arbor and his health was trending in a positive direction. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh did not specify if Hart would return to the sidelines for Saturday’s game, stating that there is no timetable for his return.

Several coaches have taken time out this week to pay their respects to Hart. Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck began his press conference Monday by sending thoughts to the Michigan staff and Hart’s family during this difficult time.

Last season, Penn State fell short of taking down the Wolverines in a 21-17 loss at home in Week 10. Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara threw for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a 47-yard touchdown pass to Erick All with just under 4 minutes remaining on the clocking.

Kickoff Saturday is set for Noon E.T. on FOX.