The Penn State Nittany Lions and new head coach James Franklin are currently in the middle of spring practice. NCAA rules permit teams to have 15 sessions during the spring. Penn State has held 11 practices, which leaves four remaining. Spring practice will officially end for the Nittany Lions on Saturday afternoon with the annual Blue-White Game.
The game, which was traditionally a scrimmage, had a new look the last two seasons under former head coach Bill O’Brien. He employed a point system and had the offense play the defense. Earlier this spring, Franklin hinted at turning the game back into a traditional scrimmage with the first team taking on the reserves. However, injuries and depth chart issues may force him to change his thinking.
Franklin has yet to make an official announcement as to what the game will look like.
Regardless of what “game” is on the Beaver Stadium field Saturday, there are several reasons fans should be excited to attend.