PSU Meets with Media Before Leaving for Ireland

By Jacob Kaucher

Published 08/26 2014 06:12PM

Updated 08/26 2014 06:13PM

It's departure day for Penn State football.

118 players, dozens of coaches and support staff and 20,000 pounds of equipment.

All leave Pennsylvania tonight and they'll arrive in Dublin Wednesday morning.

Before shipping off, the Nittany Lions held court in State College one last time.

No real surprises as James Franklin revealed his starting line up for the first time.

The Nittany Lions are trying to keep an even keel as they practiced one last time in the United States.


“This is not going to be a once in a lifetime experience. For us this is a business trip to go play a football game no different than if we were playing at State College high school. We'd be excited to play Central Florida wherever the game may be,” James Franklin said.


“That's the mentality of the whole team and what everybody else has to have. Going in from the day we land there, we'll be thinking about it as a business trip. We out there trying to get a win,” Corey Olaniyan added,


Penn State will sprinkle in a bus tour of Dublin and a dinner at the storehouse leading up to Saturday's game.

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