James Franklin Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin as the Auburn Tigers take on the Penn State Nittany Lions at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Aupsu14

This weekend, the college football world was hit with a pretty massive shakeup as the Big Ten announced the additions of Washington and Oregon. And Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin offered his reactions.

During a recent press conference, James Franklin made it clear that while he could see the eventual expansion coming, he still sees the moves as “somewhat sad” as college football changes from what he remembers growing up.

“I do think obviously with what you see that’s going on with college football right now it’s not shocking that these things are kind of happening, it’s somewhat sad in some ways,” Franklin admitted according to On3.

“Not that these people are being added to our conference, because I think obviously there’s a lot of strategy that goes into that, but I do think that there’s some challenges that come along with it and it’s just very different for most of the people in this room, it’s very different for the college football that we all grew up with. And not really college football, college athletics where at least for most of the year it was pretty regional.”

It’s clear that the sport is rapidly changing. We’ll have to see how Franklin is able to lead Penn State through it.