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Franklin likes progress of Penn State program, says he's building it for long-term success

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 1:49 PM
Amid all the topics he discussed during a conference call Saturday, Penn State head coach James Franklin wanted to take some time to remind his critics that rebuilding the program "the right way" takes time and must be done without shortcuts to promote long-term success. Franklin, who spoke for more... Read more

Penn State hires Tim Banks as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach

Monday, January 18, 2016, 11:12 AM
Penn State coach James Franklin rounded out his staff for the 2016 season, announcing Monday the hiring of former Illinois co-defensive coordinator Tim Banks as the team's co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach. Banks, who spent the last four years at Illinois and has 20 years of coaching experience... Read more

Change continues at Penn State: Limegrover hired, Akeel Lynch leaving

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 5:59 PM
The revolving door continued Wednesday within the Penn State football program, with former Minnesota assistant coach Matt Limegrover being hired as the team's new offensive line coach, and running back Akeel Lynch announcing he will use his final season of eligibility at another school. Limegrover... Read more

Offensive line coach Herb Hand leaves Penn State to take same job at Auburn

Monday, January 11, 2016, 6:48 PM
Penn State lost the second member of head coach James Franklin’s staff in the last three days on Monday when offensive line coach Herb Hand was hired by Auburn to coach its offensive line. In accepting the job, Hand was reunited with Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn. The two worked together as... Read more

Report: Penn State line coach Herb Hand close to taking Auburn job

Monday, January 11, 2016, 5:00 PM
Reports from Alabama on Monday indicated that Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand is close to finalizing a deal that would make him the new offensive line coach at Auburn. The website AL.com quoted a source as saying that Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, who worked with Hand as co-offensive coordinators... Read more

Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis to transfer to Oklahoma

Monday, January 11, 2016, 4:16 PM
Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis, whose playing time and productivity in 2015 were significantly lower than they were the previous season, announced Monday on Twitter that he will transfer to Oklahoma for his final year of eligibility. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Lewis, who received his undergraduate... Read more

Defensive coordinator Bob Shoop leaving Penn State, takes job at Tennessee

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9:11 PM
Bob Shoop is leaving his job as defensive coordinator at Penn State to take the same job at Tennessee. Volunteers head coach Butch Jones said Saturday that Shoop had "agreed in principle" to become the team’s defensive coordinator. The loss of Shoop, whose defense has been one of the best in... Read more

Penn State's Adam Breneman announces he is stepping away from football

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 11:53 AM
Adam Breneman, ranked as the nation's No. 1 high school tight end in his class, committed to Penn State in March 2012, 10 days after quarterback Christian Hackenberg. The two then joined forces to make sure that Bill O'Brien's 2013 recruiting class stayed together after the NCAA punished the university... Read more

Georgia lineman proves too much for Carl Nassib

Saturday, January 2, 2016, 8:17 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- After Carl Nassib's most productive season, Saturday just wasn’t his day. The Penn State defensive end was matched up against Gerogia’s John Theus in the Lions’ 24-17 TaxSlayer Bowl loss, and the All-SEC lineman proved too much for him. Nassib, a consensus All-American... Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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