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Penn State Football Preview: Predicting the 2015 season

The James Franklin era got off to a great start on the recruiting trail and off the field in 2014. Penn State was back on the map and off NCAA sanctions, but on the field it suffered with the results of two years worth of harsh NCAA penalties. Excuses are now gone, and with Penn State enjoying its first bowl game since the NCAA sanctions hit expectations are only increasing. With...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting Vandy's biggest games in 2015

With the start of the college football season less than two months away, fans are starting to look ahead to what will come of their team's season. Vanderbilt will be looking for head coach Derek Mason to turn things around after a rough 2014 season. The Commodores enjoyed unprecedented success between 2011 and 2013 under James Franklin, but fell back to just three wins last year...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting Wins and Losses for the 2015 Penn State Nittany Lions

The Penn State Nittany Lions are still trying to recover from the tragic Jerry Sandusky scandals and they are well on their way. The Penn State brass decided that former Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin was the man for the job and he has instantly put respect back into this program. Penn State finished the 2014 season at 7-6, including a disappointing 2-6 in Big Ten play. Despite...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State at Michigan: 5 Things to Know

Michigan is dead last in the Big Ten East Division and is desperate for a win, they are currently 2-4 and 0-2 in the conference. Coach James Franklin is looking to bounce back from a defeat to heavy defeat at the hands of the Northwestern Wildcats. The Nittany Lions are currently 4-1. The game will be played in front of 100,000 fans under lights.The Big Ten may well be out of reach...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Penn State Will Not Have Names On The Back Of Its Jerseys Against Northwestern

Penn State’s uniforms underwent a major change during the 2012 season: head coach Bill O’Brien put names on the back of the Nittany Lions’ jerseys for the first time in school history. O’Brien did this to honor the Nittany Lion players who stayed at the school after the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. After O’Brien left, current head coach James Franklin kept the names...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Look at the Vanderbilt Commodores

After losing to Temple 37-7 to start the season and then nearly falling to UMass, Vanderbilt looked like the Vanderbilt of old and James Franklin looked like he must be the best coach in the history of earth. Then last week, they gave South Carolina a run for their money, eventually falling 48-34. Two of their touchdowns did come via kick returns, but they still managed 379 yards...
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football: 5 Coaches Who Will Exceed Expectations

New coaching hires are supposed to make an impact on college campuses. The alums, faculty and boosters all take the “Win Now” mentality, knowing the shelf life of a student athlete is shorter now than it has ever been.Coaches are interviewed with one goal in mind – win now to keep the masses happy. This doesn’t just mean more wins than losses, but conference titles, bowl...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: James Franklin, Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football.  Binder full of winning?Paul Myerberg profiles Penn State head coach James Franklin, along with the 300-page binder of program information he carries along with him. (The Detroit Free Press)That Was The Week That Was.Off Tackle Empire kicks off its Northwestern week with a look back at the Wildcats' disappointing...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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