Penn State lost an embarrassing game to Temple on Saturday, and James Franklin's game plan was one of the main reasons why.
In head coach James Franklin's second season, the Penn State Nittany Lions and QB Christian Hackenberg were expected to make huge leaps. However, that doesn't seem the case on either front.
What a guy!
James Franklin established his coaching style at Penn State last season. Consistency will be key in 2015.
Penn State and quarterback Christian Hackenberg regressed in 2014, and the Nittany Lions' Big Ten hopes in 2015 will hang on Hackenberg's ability to adjust to James Franklin's offense.
Marcus Allen had a very good freshman season for the Nittany Lions and is impressing coaches and teammates as we approach a new season.
Some NFL scouts have Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg rated as a first-round draft choice, but both the numbers and eye test prove he is the most overrated QB in college football.
Penn State struggled last season in James Franklin's first season in charge of the Nittany Lions, but expect them to have a bounceback year in 2015.
The Terps took the first head-to-head Big Ten matchup against the Nittany Lions last year, but Maryland has much more to prove before it's a top-tier conference rivalry.
Penn State has a collection of young, talented receivers, though they'll need production from their tight ends if they expect to have a bounceback year on offense.