All three nominees are members of the 1986 national championship team.
Changes are coming to more than just the coaching staff at Penn State Football games.
Johnson tells PennLive.com that Franklin offered Johnson a chance to stay on as the defensive line coach, but Johnson decided it's time to move on.
Former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin talks about his excitement in coming to Penn State.
CBS Sports says 49ers OC Greg Roman interviewed with Penn State earlier this week. ESPN says Roman and the university got together on Monday in Chicago.
Miami's Al Golden says "I am not a candidate for another position" on the Hurricanes website, ending speculation that he could become Penn State's next football coach.
O'Brien talked to our CBS affiliate in Houston, KHOU, about his decision to leave Penn State.
PSU AD Dave Joyner talks about assistant Larry Johnson taking over the football team in the interim, and whether assistant coaches may leave.
Penn State confirms Bill O'Brien is leaving the school for the Houston Texans.
Watch the video to see what Bill O'Brien accomplished in his time at Penn State.
PSU Historian Lou Prato and FightonState.com's Mark Brennan talk about where the Nittany Lion football program goes from here, after O'Brien leaves for the NFL.
Stephon Morris and Eric Shrive speak out on O'Brien leaving for the Texans.
Reports says O'Brien will be introduced as the Houston Texans' football coach Thursday. Penn State announced they'll hold a press conference on Thursday at 11am.
ESPN is reporting that Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien and the Houston Texans are working on a deal to make O'Brien their new head coach, and the hire could be announced on Tuesday.
Eight Penn State football student-athletes have been named All-Big Ten and Freshman All-Big Ten as selected by ESPN.com and BTN.com.
With the 2013 football season now over, the Penn State seniors talk about what it was like to pass the torch to the younger players in the Wisconsin game.
The Nittany Lions close out the season with a huge 31-24 upset victory over the 15th ranked Badgers.
Raiders Coach Dennis Allen said former PSU QB Matt McGloin did enough to earn a start on Thanksgiving vs. the Cowboys.
The Nittany Lions lose in OT after the Huskers kick the winning field goal.
The former Penn State walk-on threw for 192 yards and 3 touchdowns in his debut as an NFL starting quarterback.
Check out extended highlights from Penn State's 45-21 victory over Purdue.
The Nittany Lions top the Boilermakers 45-21 on Saturday.
Hear more from Bill O'Brien about the Penn State loss to Minnesota.
Former PSU linebacker/Minnesota Viking Michael Mauti talks to WTAJ about supporting the Nittany Lions in Minnesota.
The Nittany Lions scored just one touchdown in their 24-10 loss to the Golden Gophers.
Check out video from the pregame warmups in Minnesota.
Following our story where Penn State fans talked about why they're not going to games anymore, the university is asking those same questions.
The junior running back rushed for a career-high 201 yards.
KC Kantz and Jacob Kaucher give you more reaction from PSU's OT win to Illinois.
The Nittany Lions needed an overtime period to get past the Illini, which they did, 24-17.
Waking up our sports director.
Coach O'Brien and a few Nittany Lions talk about their 63-14 loss to the Buckeyes.
Felder, who couldn't play against Indiana because of an injury, caught 2 TD passes against the Wolverines.
QB Christian Hackenberg and DE C.J. Olaniyan have been named the Big Ten Freshman and Defensive Players of the Week after the Michigan win.
Bill Belton, who ran in the winning touchdown, and Coach Bill O'Brien talk about the victory over #18 Michigan.
Check out 4 minutes of game highlights and celebration from Penn State's 4OT homecoming victory over #18 Michigan.
Tailgaters say there are more police officers patrolling before Penn State games, and some of them like it that way.
There's been a glitch in the online Penn State student ticket system and now 1,100 students are being asked to sit somewhere else at Saturday's Michigan game.
The Nittany Lions allowed 486 yards of offense from Indiana, while they were held to just 70 yards rushing in the 44-24 loss to the Hoosiers.
An ESPN poll shows national support for Penn State against the NCAA.
When the NCAA announced Penn State was getting some of their scholarships back, high school hopefuls took notice.
The Penn State Director of Athletics shares his opinion.
“Today’s announcement by the NCAA is tremendous news." - Head Coach Bill O' Brien
Due to Penn State's continued progress toward athletic integrity the NCAA has decided to ease the scholarship reductions placed upon the Penn State football team.
The Nittany Lions put up 463 yards of offense en route to a 34-0 win.
Beaver Stadium will be a sea of blue Saturday.
Penn State is taking big losses when it comes to football bowl game profits, ticket sales for home games and donations.
For the second time in three weeks, PSU QB Christian Hackenberg has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Penn State drops to 2-1 on the season after falling to UCF.
Before the Nittany Lions and Knights faced off on Saturday, we got a preview of next year's Croke Park Classic.
Former Nittany Lion honored.
Nittany Lions Hosts Unbeaten UCF
Penn State freshman QB shows ability to fake out defenses.
Coach's first boss in major college football leads Central Florida.
This weekend Beaver Stadium's student section will be filled with white.
The Nittany Lions held the Eagles to 44 total yards in the second half.
Penn State dominated Eastern Michigan is a 45-7 rout in Saturday's home opener.
John Cappelletti's #22 will become the first number retired by Penn State.
Penn State sets improving run game as priority against Eastern Michigan.
Heisman Winner, Cappelletti will be among those at Beaver Stadium on Saturday.
Penn State looking to build on freshman quarterback's solid debut.
The lawsuit aims to keep the $60 million NCAA fine against Penn State in Pennsylvania.
If you're planning to cheer on the Nittany Lions this weekend, you may want to think twice about what you bring with you.
Penn State looks to improve on 1-for-16 mark against Syracuse.
Penn State senior tight end sidelined by knee injury.
Hackenberg and Ficken honored by Big Ten
Watch the season premiere of NitWits, to see what the gang has to say about the season opener against Syracuse.
Ficken went 3-3 on field goals, while Gilliam, the tight end - turned - offensive lineman saved an interception return from scoring a touchdown.
It was a big weekend for Penn State Football as the Nittany Lions clinched their first win in the team's season opener against Syracuse.
The Nittany Lions take down Syracuse 23-17 in Christian Hackenberg's first start under center.
Check out all the highlights and scores from week 1 of the high school football season - plus a LIVE preview from New Jersey of the Penn State-Syracuse game.
KC Kantz and Jacob Kaucher report from Met Life Stadium after rumors swirl that Hackenberg will get the start at QB Saturday.
The Penn State football players arrive in New Jersey and go through a Friday night walk through at MetLife stadium.
Nittany Lions take on Syracuse in the season opener Saturday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
Stephen Obeng-Agyapong (NYC) and Glenn Carson (NJ) talk about going home for the Syracuse game.
If you're a Penn State Altoona student and want to be a part of Nittany Nation football, you've got a new way to get to the game.
Junior wants to back up 1,000-yard season.
Penn State head coach will wait until game day to make starting QB public.
Penn State fans are invited to help send off their team for their season opener against Syracuse.
Neil Rudel, Mark Brennan, Mike Irwin, and K.C. Kantz break down the upcoming Penn State Football season.
Syracuse Football Coach Scott Shafer talks about how difficult it will be to go against Penn State's Bill O'Brien.
The third annual "Blue Out" game at Penn State is set.
Last minute tickets to PSU Opener on sale.
Penn State is offering more ticket deals for football season.
WTAJ previews the 2013 Penn State football season.
O'Brien says Ferguson and Hackenberg are "even", which is why he hasn't named a starter yet.
19 days until Penn State football's 2013 season debut, but merchandise and ticket sales are taking a hit.
Some fans say organization is being hypocritical.
A former Penn State football recruit faces a possible trial.
With 66 scholarship players on the fall camp roster, Bill O'Brien is putting an extra premium on the health of his squad.
Penn State football has its first fall practice on Monday. Head coach Bill O'Brien is excited to get the season started.
Penn State defender Dave Robinson was inducted into the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.