Skip to comments.Penn State hires James Franklin
Posted on 01/11/2014 1:45:51 PM PST by FlJoePa
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- After a nine-day search, Penn State is set to introduce James Franklin as its new head football coach at a Saturday afternoon news conference.
"I can't tell you how excited I am to come home," Franklin said in a statement Saturday. "I grew up watching Penn State football and now to be at the helm of such a storied program is a tremendous honor. It's important to me to be a part of a university that strives for excellence in everything they do.
"When football student-athletes come to Penn State, they have a unique opportunity to receive a premium education while playing at the highest level of competition."
Franklin becomes Penn State's 16th head football coach and follows in the footsteps of Bill O'Brien, who left for the Texans after two seasons earlier this month.
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He’s not fond of kids I hope?
after watching that presser, whatever he’s selling, I want a hundred. Wow...
No matter what Penn State does, they will never please everybody. Like all of us. They have a school and a football program to run (in that order) and they must proceed. With all the wisdom, caution, and prayers they can muster. I am sure that 99% of those employed by, attending, or somehow affiliated with that institution are morally upright people. Penn State University has graduated thousands upon thousands of people who have contributed mightily in their chosen fields to the betterment of all of us. I don’t know why anyone would not wish them well in their efforts to put things back together after the most tragic episode in their storied history. The world is a better place because of Penn State.
Hated to see James Franklin leave Vandy,but
I know he will really do a good job for you guys.
I really thought Larry Johnson might get the job.
Thank Goodness! Vandy has been kicking our Tennessee butt for the past 2 years!
Hope he likes losing to Michigan State.
You aren’t dead? A POS loser.
Shame on you.
Just taken out the FR TRASH.
If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.
Thanks randita for the heads up
Nope, I'm just fine. How's your mom?
A POS loser.
Sorry to hear it. Change is hard.