Penn State made headlines last week by announcing the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as head coach will be honored later this season.
The announcement has invoked a lot of reaction for a still-vague commemoration to take place some point before or during the Nittany Lions game with Temple on Sept. 17.
There’s at least one person who will not voice a strong reaction to it, and that’s current Penn State coach James Franklin. Franklin skirted around the issue when he talked to reporters on Tuesday and said he was not part of the decision.
What are Franklin's thoughts on PSU honoring Paterno? "That's something that I think is a decision that our administration makes."
— Josh Moyer (@ESPNJoshMoyer) September 6, 2016
Franklin, now in his third season as Penn State’s head coach, is 15-12 with the Nittany Lions. He has one of his biggest games yet as Penn State’s coach this Saturday at Pitt.