Penn State football has been having its weekly head coach press conferences on Tuesdays dating back to the Joe Paterno years.
But this week marked James Franklin’s last Tuesday presser for the foreseeable future.
Franklin told reporters after practice last Wednesday that the program had talked about moving the press conference back a day, and after Saturday’s win over Indiana, he asked reporters how they’d feel about switching to Mondays.
Before Tuesday’s presser, Assistant AD for Football Communications Greg Kincaid, who moderates Franklin’s weekly pressers, announced that this would be the last one on Tuesday. Franklin explained his reasoning for considering the switch last week.
A part of that reason is so when losses like the one at Ohio State Oct. 21 take place, Penn State can stop rehashing it sooner.
“So we can move on and not keep doing this,” Franklin said, “not keep going back and talking about it. I get that you guys ask the questions, but for us, one of the ways to move on is to stop talking about it, and the hard part is, you guys want to talk about it. Which I get it. I totally get it. “
“But it’s kind of sending mixed messages, right? The best way to move on is to focus on the next opponent, learn from it, which we did on Saturday night, which we did all day Sunday. But then it’s time to move on to the next opponent. Learn the lessons from the game, make the corrections, and then pour all of our energy into finding a way to get a win against Indiana and playing well so we can build that confidence and take it through the rest of the season.”