Practice Report: Northwestern Week

Practice Report: Northwestern Week

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State head coach James Franklin and Nittany Lion punter Blake Gillikin met with members of the media Wednesday evening following practice at the Lasch Football Building.

Catch up on a few notes from the media sessions.

Practice Modifications
Franklin noted that Penn State has reached the point in the season where he and the staff have begun taking small portions of time off the practice schedule. Still, he’s pleased with the results he’s seeing the on the field.

“It doesn’t seem like much but individual, we go from five minute periods to four minute periods,” Franklin said. “I think little changes like that at the right time throughout the year help. We still have to get the same amount of reps from a game plan perspective. The individuals and fundamentals are always important but there just comes a point where you have to start modifying practice a little bit and I thought our guys have reacted really well.”