Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights As Team Preps For Ireland
Penn State head coach James Franklin might only be 24 hours from a flight across the ocean, but Monday night he was focused on his hour long radio show at Damon's in State College.
After doing his first show of the season this past Thursday it was a quick turnaround for his second broadcast of the year with the Nittany Lions heading out of town for Dublin on Tuesday night.
Here's his take on game preparations, freshmen, beer and more:
On his first game of his Penn State tenure.
"It's different. It's no different than doing your job. Experience counts. But the magnitude of Penn State changes things as well. My wife says to me all the time 'Are you excited?' I'm not someone that gets excited the week before. I'm too busy doing all the things that need to get done. You're ready to play the game. The players are sick of looking at us. We're ready to play a different opponent. But part of me wishes we had another seven months to get ready."
Physical preseason practices:
"That's the difficult part. In college, you're still trying to teach physical and mental toughness as well as the schemes. In the NFL, if you're not tough, they just cut you and bring the next guy in. We're still in the development business with everything. It's different. And that's where you struggle as a coach. What we're all trying to do is get people outside of their comfort zone. Until you learn to do that you're never going to maximize your potential."
Franklin's taste in beer:
Value of tight ends with inexperienced offensive line: