When all the craziness of last week's national signing day had ended, coaches could finally catch their breath for a moment. And perhaps reflect on the fact that things will never be the same going forward.
about 498 days ago | Brian Bennett | NCF On The Trail
The silver football that normally rests atop the Big Ten championship trophy has been a constant companion for Penn State head coach James Franklin the past couple of months. Franklin joked that Wednesday's national signing day press conference was the first time since the Nittany Lions beat Wisconsin on Dec.
about 503 days ago | Brian Bennett | NCF On The Trail
On signing day three years ago, Penn State announced a class that included a quarterback who had previously committed to Vanderbilt. He was a three-star prospect who was rated as the 60th-best player at his position that year, according to ESPN's Recruiting Nation.
about 506 days ago | Brian Bennett | NCF On The Trail
Penn State landed three quality pledges at positions of need last weekend, but can the Nittany Lions maintain early success to signing day this time around? Plus, it was no surprise new Missouri coach Barry Odom's first junior day was focused on Kansas City recruits.
about 842 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The proof shows up on national signing day, but the real evidence of just how far the Big Ten has come in four years can perhaps only be felt behind the scenes by the guys working tirelessly on the recruiting trail.
about 860 days ago | Austin Ward | NCF On The Trail
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Amid dozens of blue-and-white balloons and no less than four TV screens, Penn State head coach James Franklin sat down in Penn State's war room Wednesday morning and invited the media to watch him greet one of his most important signees: ESPN 300 running back Miles Sanders.
about 869 days ago | Josh Moyer | NCF On The Trail
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The jab was subtle, but the message was received loud and clear in Happy Valley. Without using names or universities, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi implied Monday that Penn State's play-calling has negatively impacted quarterback Christian Hackenberg.
about 976 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
You can thank Penn State coach James Franklin for introducing the term "satellite camp" into the college football lexicon last year. And you can probably thank Jim Harbaugh for making satellite camps a national topic of conversation when Michigan upped the ante on the Big Ten and other programs nationally by announcing its seven-state, nine-camp tour set for June.
about 1149 days ago | Mitch Sherman | NCF On The Trail