Monday Notebook: Bye Week Arrives

Monday Notebook: Bye Week Arrives

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The bye week has arrived as Penn State takes time to turn the focus toward itself before embarking on a challenging middle third of the Nittany Lions’ nine-game Big Ten conference schedule.

Pleased with where the team is at and the progress it’s made to date, Franklin noted that the bye week focus would involve academics as well as an opportunity to get healthy.

“There’ll be a little of young player development as part of our bye week,” Franklin said. “They’ll have their own practice. And then obviously we’ll spend some time cleaning up some things that have given us issues on offense, defense and special teams. What are the themes? What are the things that we see that everybody’s doing against us, our offense? What are the things everybody’s trying to do against our defense that’s giving us some problems? Let’s clean those things up, and then obviously get a head start on that next opponent.”