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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...
Via College Spun
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...
Via Rumors and Rants
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 -...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Size makes a big, big difference for Missouri's receiving corps

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri quarterback James Franklin says he doesn't get the urge to rear back and heave a pass just so he can watch his Megatron-sized receivers go up, up and up to bring the ball down. "No sir, I like to throw an accurate pass," Franklin says. But he allows himself a smile at the thought. "It's comforting to know that if I throw a jump ball...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 26, 2013  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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...
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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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