What did we learn during the Penn State Coaches Caravan?
Penn State Football head coach James Franklin speaks at the 2017 Penn State Coaches Caravan stop at Penn State Harrisburg, May 09, 2017.James Robinson | firstname.lastname@example.org
The quick and aggressive 2017 edition of the Penn State Coaches Caravan wrapped up Thursday in Williamsport, and from contract talk to stadium thoughts and more, there was plenty to digest from the four-day, seven-stop tour of Pennsylvania.
It started last Tuesday, with James Franklin and a couple of PSU coaching colleagues, plus athletic director Sandy Barbour, kicking things off at Penn State’s York Campus before moving on to stops in King of Prussia, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Pittsburgh, Altoona, and Williamsport.
All told, the bus that carried them traveled at least 1,000 miles, and probably more.
That’s a lot of driving, but also a lot of opportunities to talk, both to the media and to the fans, about the future of not just the football program, but also the athletic department as a whole. What did we learn? Let’s look at some key takeaways.