James Franklin had some high praise for one of his assistant coaches. The offensive line has been dealing with injuries this season.

Phil Trautwein has had to shift around the Penn State offensive line a few times this season. One of the more recent injuries happened to Landon Tengwall, who suffered an undisclosed injury during warmups before the Michigan game.

Franklin said that the job Trautwein has done has been vastly understated.

“I think it’s probably been understated by me,” said Franklin. “He’s done a phenomenal job.”

Despite the problems on the offensive line, Penn State still been able to perform on offense. Penn State is averaging 436.7 total yards per game which is the third-most in the B1G. Only Michigan and Ohio State are averaging more total yards each game.

Trautwein has been at Penn State since 2020. Before State College, he spent time at Boston College and Davidson in similar roles.