Paul Finebaum still has some hope for Penn State’s future.

Despite an 0-5 start to the season, Finebaum isn’t concerned about the Nittany Lions longterm.

In an interview with JOX The Roundtable in Birmingham on Monday morning, Finebaum compared Penn State’s situation favorably to what’s happening at Tennessee.

“As terrible as the season has gone for James Franklin, the collection of calls he has made that have backfired, he has at least shown that he’s capable of winning in big time college football,” Finebaum said. “Jeremy Pruitt has not done that. So there’s a little bit in the pocket of Penn State fans, but Tennessee fans just have to be in an absolute state of bewilderment right now.”

There’s some truth to that. Prior to this season, Franklin had delivered three 11-win campaigns in the last four seasons. That hadn’t happened at State College since 1968-71.

On the other hand, Penn State is now 0-5 for the first time in 134 years of existence.

The Nittany Lions will try to get their first win of the season on Saturday vs. Michigan.

Here’s Finebaum’s full appearance on The Roundtable: