As he has been since he was hired as Penn State's head football coach in January, James Franklin was front and center Saturday during the Nittany Lions' Blue White Game, the scrimmage that marks the end of spring drills.
He positioned himself behind the offensive formation throughout the game "basically to control the quarterback" and between the first and second quarters addressed the crowd and led a We Are . Penn State cheer in front of a crowd announced at more than 72,000.
The Blue defeated the White, 37-0, which was no surprise since most of the expected starters were assigned to the Blue squad.
Cole Chiappialle, a sophomore from Beaver Falls, Pa., was the game's leading rusher with nine carries for 63 yards and two touchdowns.