Penn State put a bow on spring practice on Friday night, closing out with a live practice and scrimmage in front of first-year students at Beaver Stadium.

This was an important spring for Penn State, coming off a disappointing 4-5 campaign in 2020. The Nittany Lions are looking to get acclimating to new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, improve quarterback play and get the newcomers and early enrollees some important reps before summer and fall camp.

Franklin thought it was a really good spring season, but acknowledged there’s still plenty of work to be done if Penn State wants to re-establish itself as a contender in the B1G. The head coach pointed out some individuals who had big springs, dissected the quarterback battle and addressed other questions following Friday night’s practice.

Here’s what Franklin said while meeting with reporters: