It's all about adjusting in 2014—both for first-year head coach James Franklin and some of the younger players on Penn State's roster.
Even with a young nucleus, Penn State still needs to replace key contributors and leadership all over the field. To do this, certain players will be asked to step up.
The Nittany Lions have needs to fill on both sides of the ball. Whether that's with a newcomer or a past contributor who will be asked to do more, 2014 will see several individuals emerge that weren't considered household names a year ago.
Here are four players who should see their roles expanded in 2014.