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Penn State Football Coach James Franklin Getting Taxidermied Lion for Office

It’s not quite on Charlie Strong levels of awesome, but Penn State football coach James Franklin is adding a taxidermied mountain lion to his office decorations. From the coach’s Twitter account: #PSU has the BEST fans in the nation. Fired up about this guy-he's going in my office! Thanks, Mark! #PSUnrivaled — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) June...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

James Franklin has a stuffed mountain lion in his office

James Franklin now has a stuffed mountain lion in his office, thanks to one diehard Penn State fan.
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State's James Franklin made Britt McHenry wear blue

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 to wear on top...
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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...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

James Franklin Says Penn State Will Party All The Way Back To The United States After Beating Central Florida

The first college football Saturday of the year got off to an early start, as Penn State and Central Florida squared off in Dublin, Ireland at 8:30 a.m. ET today. The Nittany Lions upended the Knights, 26-24, in what was a hard fought and dramatic game. Penn State won on a field goal by kicker Sam Ficken, who drilled a 36 yard field goal as time expired. After the game, Nittany Lions...
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August 30, 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

Vandy has viable coaching options if Franklin bolts for Penn State

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Whenever James Franklin officially accepts the head-coaching job at Penn State, as expected, Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams must pivot quickly to replace one of the program’s most successful leaders. Franklin took Vanderbilt to bowl games in each of his three seasons (winning two), along with nine victories apiece over the past two seasons -...
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January 09, 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

Behind Franklin, Missouri has reliable Mauk

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- James Franklin got the better of Johnny Football while helping No. 5 Missouri reach the SEC championship game. He's having an outstanding senior season, going 8-0 as the starting quarterback for one of the nation's best offenses. And if the Tigers are forced to go without Franklin for any part of Saturday's game against third-ranked Auburn, they can always turn...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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