James Franklin says he hopes Penn State will have 'traditional' spring game in 2023
James Franklin is hoping to give Penn State fans a “traditional” spring game next month.
Last season, the Nittany Lions’ spring game was more of a scrimmage due to injury issues and depth concerns. The event included 7-on-7 action and other drills.
On Tuesday, Franklin told reporters that Penn State is on track health-wise to have a more traditional spring game again this season. He acknowledged the fan support that the program is expecting this spring.
“We’re going to have more people at our spring game than some people will in the fall,” he said.
Franklin says they hope to go back to the "traditional" spring game format and knocks on wood that they can do it.
"We're going to have more people at our spring game than some people will in the fall," he said.
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This should be a very interesting spring with Penn State’s ongoing quarterback competition. Franklin also spoke about his plans for all 3 quarterbacks to split reps evenly this spring.
Penn State will hold its spring game on Saturday, April 15.