Jim Harbaugh fires back at James Franklin’s tunnel remarks; updated Penn State bowl projections, and more – PennLive

  • October 26, 2022

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh greets Penn State head coach James Franklin at midfield after the game on Oct. 15, 2022. Joe Hermitt | [email protected]THE PATRIOT-NEWS
Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature the latest forecasts for the Lions’ bowl destination and a fiery response from Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh to James Franklin’s comments about the tunnel at Michigan Stadium.
Harbaugh was asked on Monday about comments Franklin made last weekend following his team’s 41-17 loss at Michigan Stadium. The two teams got heated in the stadium’s lone entrance to both locker rooms, and Franklin lobbied to the Big Ten to make a change in procedure to avoid such situations in the future. Harbaugh was having none of Franklin’s logic on Monday, calling him the “ringleader” and saying it was a “sophomoric ploy” to keep the Wolverines out of their own locker room.
Jim Harbaugh on the tunnel: “I really got bigger fish to fry than James Franklin’s opinion”

“All they have to do is go into the locker room.” Called it “sophomoric,” and said Franklin “looked like the ringleader of the whole thing”

“I’ve got bigger fish to fry than … whining”
Following Penn State’s 45-17 win over Minnesota, most bowl projections from national outlets have the Lions pointed toward a New Year’s Six berth. The most common projection, which Jon Sauber rounds up for the Centre Daily Times, is a spot in the Orange Bowl, while Richard Johnson from Sports Illustrated and Kyle Bonagura predicted a spot in the Citrus Bowl. The Lions are thinking a little bigger again with a rebound from a blowout loss at Michigan.
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Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup:
Penn State football: Bowl projections before Ohio State: Sauber [Centre Daily Times]
Penn State moves up in national rankings after rebounding vs. Minnesota: Gallen [Lions247]
College football rankings: Oregon breaks into top 10, Penn State moves up in CBS Sports 131: Patterson [CBS Sports]
Read what Penn State coach James Franklin said following Lions’ win over Minnesota: Snyder [Blue-White Illustrated]
REPORT CARD: No. 16 Penn State’s bounce-back win over Minnesota: Brennan [Lions247]
Handing out the grades following Penn State’s 45-17 win over Minnesota: Jones [StateCollege.com]
Former Penn State football player standouts in Week Seven of NFL: Carr [Blue-White Illustrated]
Former Penn State linebacker Bani Gbadyu dies at 34: Wogenrich [All Penn State]
Penn State White Out Recruiting Roundup: Latest Nittany Lions updates: Donohue [Lions247]
Top takes from No. 16 Penn State’s White Out win over Minnesota: Brennan [Lions247]
Here are 5 takeaways from Penn State football’s 45-17 White Out win over Minnesota: Sauber [Centre Daily Times]
Five takeaways as Minnesota Football is decimated against #16 Penn State, 45-17: Burns [Gopher Illustrated]
Everything that Minnesota coach PJ Fleck had to say following the Penn State loss: Burns [Gopher Illustrated]
Position grades: Minnesota: Leap [Black Shoe Diaries]
Turning point: Parker Washington gets his first touchdown of the season in style: Aydin [Black Shoe Diaries]
Big Ten weekend review: Week 8: Brooks [Testudo Times]
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How big of a favorite is Ohio State against Penn State, and who are the potential X factors on both sides?: Flounders [PennLive]
Penn State’s Sean Clifford named Big Ten offensive player of the week: McGonigal [PennLive]
Penn State-Ohio State storylines: Lions in search of a signature win, a fantastic individual matchup, more: Flounders [PennLive]
Penn State pummels Minnesota: Five PSU names to know with unbeaten Ohio State up next: Flounders [PennLive]
Penn State-Minnesota takeaways: Sean Clifford’s response, Olu Fashanu’s ceiling and more: Flounders [PennLive]
Sunday Morning Quarterback: Four postgame reads on Penn State’s 45-17 win over Minnesota | Jones [PennLive]
Penn State report card for Minnesota: Lions’ offense strikes the right balance, ‘D’ stifles the run: Flounders [PennLive]
How did Penn State’s players perform vs. Minnesota? PFF Snap Counts & Grades: Snyder [Blue-White Illustrated]
Penn State WR target Tyseer Denmark gives his thoughts on White Out atmosphere: Snyder [Blue-White Illustrated]
Penn State played complete game it needed before Ohio State: Minnesota final thoughts: Snyder [The Athletic]
Penn State offense establishes tight ends and dominates Minnesota: Carr [Blue-White Illustrated]
‘23 edge Joseph Mupoyi recaps Penn State visit, official next: Dohn [Lions247]
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