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  1. Comparing James Franklin to B1G coaches

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- New Penn State coach James Franklin hasn't yet been on campus for three months, but he has already made some lofty statements. Among them: an eventual return to national prominence, selling out Beaver Stadium every week and domi...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. Franklin a home run hire for recruiting

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- ESPN 300 receiver De'Andre Thompkins didn't know whom his Penn State coach would be on Monday night. The Nittany Lions' commit only knew the coach he preferred. "I really hope [James] Franklin takes it," he told ESPN.com, fiv...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  3. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Josh Moyer

    Mario + Easter = Awesome. Michigan State's Mark Dantonio wants to see next week's spring game attendance reach at least 50,000, more than double last season's crowd. Longtime Penn State linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden feels fortunate to ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Freshman WR Thompkins off to 'fast' start

    Josh Moyer

    De'Andre Thompkins strolled through the gym of his old high school in Swansboro, N.C., last week, decked out in blue Penn State sweats, and embraced his coach. Before the Nittany Lions' early enrollee could explain how snow still littered the side...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  5. Quick hits: Penn State coaches speak

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- New Nittany Lions coach James Franklin officially introduced his coaching staff on Friday morning and addressed the media before his two coordinators took the dais. Bios on each assistant coach can be found here and here. Bel...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  6. Hackenberg moving forward with Franklin

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Christian Hackenberg stood in the center of Penn State's weight room, three days after first meeting his new head coach, and calmly brushed off concern about taking a step back. He didn't yet have a playbook to study. He wasn...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  7. Johnson's departure a blow to PSU

    Josh Moyer

    Getting James Franklin as Penn State's head coach was a home run. Getting longtime assistant Larry Johnson to stay, in addition to Franklin, would've been a grand slam. But after an energetic introductory press conference, one that enlivened Nit...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  8. Larry Johnson, last Penn State Nittany Lions assistant coach of J...

    Josh Moyer

    Longtime Penn State assistant Larry Johnson, the last holdover from the Joe Paterno era, declined a position with the Nittany Lions' new head coach and informed players Monday afternoon he will not return.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  9. Franklin throws down recruiting gauntlet

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- James Franklin hasn't even spent one night in Happy Valley, but Penn State's new head coach has already thrown down the recruiting gauntlet against Pittsburgh and other teams in the northeast. "Our recruiting philosophy," Fra...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  10. Penn State Nittany Lions hire James Franklin as 16th head coach

    Josh Moyer

    After a nine-day search, Penn State has hired James Franklin as its new head football coach.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2014
  11. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Josh Moyer

    Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? If and when James Franklin does become the new head coach at Penn State, that could spell big trouble for B1G newcomer Maryland. It also wouldn't be good news for Rutgers. ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  12. Pros & cons of PSU coach candidates

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's coaching search news is starting to heat up around Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, but nothing definitive has surfaced. Al Golden appeared to be a favorite over the weekend -- several outlets reported he had tak...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  13. 8 staff members leaving Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Eight Penn State staff members submitted their resignations Monday, and now only three coaches remain on staff. Among those who left include defensive coordinator John Butler, running backs coach Charles London, wide receiver...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  14. Four assistant coach leave Penn State Nittany Lions

    Josh Moyer

    Four assistant coaches have left the Penn State program in the wake of Bill O'Brien's departure for the NFL's Houston Texans, a university spokesman confirmed Monday.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  15. PSU players say they're going to be OK

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Most Penn State players reacted with a stunned silence when told of the news that their head coach, Bill O'Brien, was heading to the NFL's Houston Texans. The story broke about 90 minutes before the new year, and most players...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  16. Penn State beings national coaching search after Bill O'Brien's d...

    Josh Moyer

    The new football coach at Penn State could be announced "in a matter of days rather than weeks" as a national search is currently underway, Nittany Lions athletic director Dave Joyner said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014