Monday marks the first day of spring practice for Penn State and the Nittany Lions are eager to turn the page on the 2020 season and start their climb back to the top of the B1G in 2021.

Penn State finished the 2020 campaign with a 4-5 record, starting 0-5 before winning the final four games of the season.

James Franklin begins his eighth season as head coach in State College and the goal is to bounce back in a big way. After seeing most of spring practice called off last season, the Nittany Lions won’t be taking the next month for granted and are striving to re-establish themselves as contenders in the B1G East.

On Monday, Franklin met with the media to talk about the team’s spring practice plans, the outlook for the upcoming season, staff changes, the quarterback situation and more. Here’s what the head coach had to say: