STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - James Franklin immersed himself in Penn State's football program from the moment he first greeted a young Nittany Lions fan at University Park Airport in January.
He has moved past Vanderbilt, rarely referring to the university by name in public anymore. On Monday, he called it "our last institution."
The coach is all about Penn State now, and he moved his commitment to the turf on Monday. The Lions practiced in Holuba Hall for the first time this spring. Penn State has 15 spring practices, culminating in the annual Blue-White scrimmage on April 12.
The Lions executed drills inside their behemoth of an indoor practice facility, and as Franklin promised, there was no walking allowed.