Penn State Football Spring Game 2017: 5 things to watch for Penn State Football Spring Game 2017, The Penn State Nittany Lions will have their annual Blue-White Spring Game this Saturday, and there are plenty of things to watch for.
Heading into the 2016 college football season, nobody could have predicted the season the Penn State Nittany Lions were about to have. With head coach James Franklin on the hot seat, Penn State was supposed to finish behind Ohio State and Michigan in their division. However, they beat Ohio State, and by the time the smoke cleared, they were the Big Ten Champions.
Penn State football coach James Franklin has come up with a way to either put a different spin on Saturday’s spring game or thin the herd of reporters who cover the team via injury: On Wednesday, he invited media members to play in the annual exhibition, “catching punts, catching kicks – doing some things.”
Heading into the offseason, one thing was for sure at Happy Valley, that the secondary was going to be one of the best in the Big Ten. Last season, the Ohio State Buckeyes defensive backfield was the gold standard, possessing possibly three first-round picks. The Nittany Lions were supposed to take that throne this season, but the loss of John Reid is going to loom large for the unit this season.