TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Coaches James Franklin and Sam Pittman are concentrating on the players who actually will be on the field for Penn State and No. 22 Arkansas in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Manny Diaz isn’t happy with how his tenure at Miami ended, but the former Hurricanes head coach admits the timing worked out just fine.
Fired on Dec. 6 after going 21-15 in three years with Miami, Diaz is already three practices into his new gig as Penn State’s defensive coordinator.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Brent Pry's voice cracked with emotion as he detailed the career journey he's been on, one that has brought him back to Blacksburg as Virginia Tech's head football coach.
“I'm honored and humbled,” he said Thursday at a news conference.
Florida has been added to the lengthy list of schools looking for a head coach that already includes LSU and USC.
On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman from Fox joins the AP's Ralph Russo to discuss who is going to fill all these jobs.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State football coach James Franklin agreed to a new 10-year contract Tuesday that will guarantee him at least $75 million through 2031.
Franklin and Penn State’s Board of Trustees agreed to the terms, which include a yearly base salary of $7 million, retention bonuses of $500,000 each year and a $1 million annual loan for life insurance.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Christian Veilleux used the biggest opportunity of his young college career to make up for a lost time on Saturday.
Penn State’s freshman quarterback, who was out of football a year ago when his high school canceled the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, stepped in for an ailing Sean Clifford and shook off the rust.
Less patience and more money have made hiring a college football coach riskier than ever before.
On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast presented by Regions Bank, Ari Wasserman of The Athletic joins Ralph Russo to talk about college football's silly season of firings and hirings and why it has never been sillier.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin has been asked a lot this season about his long-term future, and those questions continued Tuesday as the Penn State coach was grilled about his name being linked to openings outside Happy Valley.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin originally planned to practice with two quarterbacks this week, neither named Sean Clifford.
But the third-year starter, who is nursing an unspecified upper body injury, participated with some passes.
Penn State's James Franklin denied any of his defensive players pretended to be injured during the Iowa game — detailing each one who went down — in response to Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz indicating he was suspicious of some of the stoppages in play.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Since quarterback Sean Clifford arrived on campus, Penn State has never been without his services for an extended period.
Now, with their third-year starter nursing an unspecified upper-body injury, the No.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The last time Penn State and Iowa met at Kinnick Stadium, both were among the top three teams in the nation in scoring defense and the Nittany Lions won 17-12.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin has always liked to use a lot of running backs and he’d like to see one assert himself eventually this year.
Not only would more big plays in the running game help balance out the No.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin began the week by rattling off a list of upsets.
Franklin cited 13 games in which FBS teams lost to FCS opponents and made sure to relay the message to his No.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Most of the intelligence No. 10 Penn State has on its upcoming opponent was compiled long ago by the team’s video production staff. How much it’s worth now is up for debate.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Weeks like this are why Penn State coach James Franklin tries to keep his messaging focused on the opponent at hand.
If he talks about a weeks-away SEC foe or a looming Big Ten road trip, it may appear that Franklin is overlooking Penn State’s more immediate challenge.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jaquan Brisker watched his team punt time after time on Saturday and guessed he and the rest of the Penn State defense could be in for a long day.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Penn State’s defense continually stood tall and Wisconsin kept stubbing its toe whenever the Badgers approached the end zone.
Those contrasting approaches made the difference Saturday when the 19th-ranked Nittany Lions outlasted No.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — When he lines up to cover teammate Jahan Dotson, Penn State cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields goes through a mental checklist.
Dotson is faster now. He’s stronger. He’s always been intelligent.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford has spent the better part of five preseasons learning new offenses.
Although Penn State’s quarterback is taking cues from his third offensive coordinator in as many years, and fourth since he arrived on campus, Clifford has plenty of reasons to be hopeful.
Amid fresh signs of sagging statewide demand for the COVID-19 vaccine, Pennsylvania officials on Wednesday encouraged hundreds of thousands of college students to get their shots before they go home for summer...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt fired coach Derek Mason on Sunday after losing the first eight games of his seventh season, and offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will serve as the interim coach...
For several years speculation has persisted that if Southern California ever did move on from Clay Helton, Penn State's James Franklin would be a logical candidate to coach the Trojans...
Football is arguably the sport that least lends itself to the monumental upset. Because fast always beats slow, and bigger always beats smaller and might typically makes right.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — They complimented a tough, physical, athletic and determined defensive line that effectively wrecked their undefeated record. They praised a veteran quarterback who got time in the pocket and knew what to do with it, picking apart their defense during a masterpiece of a fourth quarter.