With all the wrath surrounding Penn State in the past few years, we have decided that James Franklin is just being the guy we all know and love. I’m sorry it took you this long to notice. With Coach Franklin being a Pennsylvania native, what a great thing it is that he gets to continue coaching the team he grew up watching.
You know what makes us love him more? He gets named Penn State’s head coach in 2014 and knows exactly what the old-money program that Nittany Nation needs… A man. A man that stands up and acknowledges the history of the Lions. A man that is not afraid to understand that he is just a football coach. A man who decides to HAND DELIVER (yes, hand deliver…) the season tickets to the season ticket holders.
Not only is he an all-around great family man, he has the coach-fan relationship thing down to a tee. And plus, it’s not like he’s new at this coaching thing. He spent 2011-2013 as the head coach at Vanderbilt and previously has worked for programs such as Kansas State, Green Bay, Maryland, Washington State, and the list goes on. His current record stands at 31-21 with three bowl wins.
On top of all this, Franklin will be throwing out the first pitch at the Phillies game at Citizen’s Bank Park this Thursday July 30th. Love it!
Four for you James Franklin! You go James Franklin!