Penn State football photos from Wednesday's practice, head coaches news conference

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Penn State football photos from Wednesday's practice, head coaches news conference

Greg Pickel12/29/21
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Penn State coach James Franklin cracks a smile during his team's Wednesday practice prior to the Outback Bowl. (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)

Tampa, Fla. — Another day is in the books for Penn State prior to the Outback Bowl.

The Nittany Lions had a jammed-packed schedule on Wednesday. The team practiced at Jesuit High School a short trip away from where it is staying in the morning. Then, head coach James Franklin held a joint news conference with Arkansas coach Sam Pittman at lunchtime.

Finally, players were able to spend some time at Busch Gardens amusement park to close out the day.

More: Watch James Franklin, Sam Pittman speak to reporters before the Outback Bowl.

Below, you’ll find photos from the team’s final open practice of the week. They will have drills both Thursday and Friday, of course, but those are closed to the media.

The Outback Bowl is set for Noon ET on Saturday. ESPN2 will televise the matchup.

Quarterback Sean Clifford throws a pass during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Receiver Jaden Dottin waits to run a route during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Penn State defensive tackle D’Von Ellies looks on before a rep during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
James Franklin plays a little defense during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)

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Penn State coach James Franklin speaks during a news conference prior to the Outback Bowl on Wed., Dec. 29, 2021. (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich watches a rep during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Penn State offensive lineman Eric Wilson walks to a drill during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Penn State linebackers Kobe King (left) and Jamari Buddin wait for a drill to begin during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Helmets from Arkansas and Penn State rest on a podium before a joint news conference prior to the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Penn State coach James Franklin speaks during a news conference prior to the Outback Bowl on Wed., Dec. 29, 2021. (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Another look at Penn State coach James Franklin playing some defense during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Penn State corner Joey Porter Jr. walks on the field during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Penn State coach James Franklin smiles as he watches part of the Lions’ practice on Wed., Dec. 29 before the Outback Bowl (BWI/Greg Pickel)
Quarterback Christian Veilleux takes a rep during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Penn State coach James Franklin walks to another part of the field during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Mike Yurcich cracks a smile during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Receiver KeAndre Lambert-Smith finishes a rep during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
Penn State defensive tackle Coziah Izzard listens to position coach John Scott Jr., during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)
James Franklin watches a drill during the Lions’ Wednesday practice before the Outback Bowl (BWI photo/Greg Pickel)