UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -
Competition has been the name of the game for the Nittany Lions as they work
through week two of spring practice. Head coach James Franklin noted during his
pre-spring press conference that with it being year two for the team in the
coaching staff's system, he expects a competitive atmosphere every time the team sets foot on the field. With three practices
complete, including one in full pads, the Nittany Lions are living by the
program's No. 1 core value - compete in everything you do.
"We're making an emphasis on our four core values, which you have heard over and over again," Franklin said. "Last year there was some memorizing the positive attitude, great work ethic, compete in everything you do, willing to sacrifice, but we weren't really living them. I want to make sure that we're living the core values, not just reciting them, [and] thinking what they mean to you and the program. That's been an emphasis for us."
During the next three weeks, we will take you inside practice with sights and sounds from spring ball. Today, defensive coordinator Bob Shoop gives the fans a taste of what it's like to work through a drill on the practice field with the Nittany Lions.
Penn State will practice in full pads on Wednesday afternoon and again on Saturday morning.
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