Keegan-Michael Key dressed up as PSU's James Franklin

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key, who got his Masters at Penn State, is on-hand to be the Grand Marshal for the school’s homecoming festivities Saturday. Earlier in the week, he got to know the players on the football team in an interesting way. Friday morning, Penn State released a video of Key dressed up as Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin, attempting to deliver a speech to...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

James Franklin has a stuffed mountain lion in his office

By Glenn McGraw Apparently this is the week to bring in big cats to the office. First it was Charlie Strong, hosting a couple of adorable tiger cubs that could be the cutest little creatures in the world. Now it’s James Franklin, welcoming a less lively version into his digs. Franklin has got himself a beautiful stuffed mountain lion to add to his office, courtesy of a diehard...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State's James Franklin made Britt McHenry wear blue

By Matt Lombardi ESPN’s Britt McHenry is in Happy Valley Wednesday to cover Penn State’s National Signing Day happenings, and as most Nittany Lions fans are aware, she’s been tough to miss on campus. McHenry has been wearing a bright red sweater for the occasion, much to the chagrin of PSU head coach James Franklin. In fact, at one point, he handed her a blue Nike windbreaker...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Penn State wear pink and black?

Here is a photoshopped picture of what the uniforms could resemble (photo via Onward State). Penn State possesses some of the most iconic uniforms in all of college football. The blue and white jerseys and pants, the white helmets with the blue stripe down the center and the black shoes are among the most recognizable in the sport because of their simplicity. However, after Penn...
Via College Spun
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: James Franklin contacted alleged rape victim

A new filing by the defense in the case involving rape charges against four Vanderbilt football players alleges that the team’s former coach James Franklin contacted the alleged victim. Franklin is now the head coach at Penn State, and if this report proves to be true, it could cause big problems for him at his new school. In the filing, the defense claims that Franklin and strength...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin gives Mizzou a chance

The streamers were still falling from the Georgia Dome ceiling when some disappointed and disgruntled folks turned their attention to James Franklin on Twitter. Franklin "sucks" and "is a terrible quarterback" were two early remarks. But there were plenty more unfortunately. "This game was lost because Franklin had a terrible day passing." "James Franklin should've never came back...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Franklin's return to form gives Mizzou added confidence

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Through it all, James Franklin is thankful. The Missouri senior quarterback is thankful for the win over Texas A&M on Senior Night. He's thankful for the opportunity to play in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game on Saturday. He's thankful for his teammates. He's thankful for everything. It's a word he uses a lot. When you're the starting quarterback...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Franklin not shying away from all the Johnny Football hoopla

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It might be OK for someone in Missouri senior quarterback James Franklin's position to simply ignore all the attention being showered on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. It might even be best to go with the head-in-the-sand philosophy regarding Manziel. But Franklin isn't ignoring the pregame talk, nor is he dismissive of Manziel's talents. In fact, Franklin...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Preview: Mizzou faces Ole Miss in must-win SEC game

Quarterback James Franklin is returning to the starting lineup in time for Missouri's final push toward the SEC championship game. The No. 8 Tigers will need to get past two ranked teams to make it to Atlanta, beginning with a visit to No. 24 Mississippi on Saturday night. Franklin hasn't started the past four games because of an injured right shoulder, but Missouri (9-1, 5-1)...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

James Franklin back at QB for No. 8 Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri has its senior captain back at quarterback. Coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that James Franklin is "100 percent cleared" and will lead the eighth-ranked Tigers at Ole Miss this weekend after missing four starts with a sprained throwing shoulder. The quarterback had been enjoying a career season through five games and positioned his team for a win at Georgia...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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