Nyeem Wartman-White to miss rest of season

Well, sh**. Head Coach James Franklin announced in today’s weekly press conference that senior linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White would miss the rest of the season after sustaining an undisclosed injury. In an incident eerily similar to the one Wartman-White suffered last year, the Nittany Lions’ linebacker fell to the turf in the first quarter after seemingly catching his knee...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
4 days ago

Penn State names Trace McSorley starting QB

Penn State has a new starting QB and it’s sophomore dual-threat QB Trace McSorley….. James Franklin announces Trace McSorley will start at QB. — Onward State (@OnwardState) August 24, 2016 McSorley played in seven games as a freshman completing 20 of 40 passes for 185 yards with 2 TDs and 0 INTs. McSorley also ran 13 times for 43 yards. We have Penn State tabbed as our...
Via The Student Section
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

James Franklin Tweets, Deletes Slogan ‘No Talent Required’ At Penn State (Photo)

James Franklin had a rough Thursday on the ole Twitter machine. The Penn State Nittany Lions football coach hasn’t had the best of starts in Happy Valley, posting 7-6 records in each of his first two seasons at the helm. Perhaps the third time will be the charm, but he might want to come up with a better slogan first. Franklin’s interesting Thursday started when he tweeted...
Via NESN.com
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: James Franklin Tweets, Deletes “NO TALENT REQUIRED” Penn State Graphic

Penn State’s football program had a bit of a mishap on Twitter this afternoon.  Nittany Lions’ head coach James Franklin tweeted out a graphic of a player with “NO TALENT REQUIRED” in big letters and words like “work ethic,” “body language” and “energy” in smaller letters below, implying that it doesn’t take talent to do those things. The tweet was deleted...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State QB thanks everyone except head coach after declaring for NFL draft

Penn State junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg declared for the 2016 NFL Draft today, shortly after the Nittany Lions lost the Taxslayer Bowl to Georgia, 24-7. Hackenberg, who was injured early in the contest, had a promising freshman season in 2013 in a pro-style offense under then-head coach Bill O’Brien, but struggled the next two years in more of a spread-based scheme...
Via College Spun
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Keegan-Michael Key imitates Penn State coach James Franklin at team meeting

Penn State football opens its Big Ten schedule on Saturday versus Indiana at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions are surely feeling pretty good following a 4-1 run through their non-conference schedule. But it’s homecoming week in State College and head coach James Franklin wanted to make sure it remained Happy Valley by bringing in a famous graduate for a goof during a team meeting...
Via Awful Announcing
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

James Franklin, Primanti Bros. and mocking the heck out of Pitt

It was not so long ago we witnessed the offensive line coaches at Penn State and Pittsburgh get into a bit of a heated exchange through a series of subtweets. It was gold for fans following along on Twitter, but it did get to a point where James Franklin had to pull Herb Hand back from the edge before something bad happened. But the tweet game is strong within the Penn State coaching...
Via Nittany Lions Den
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Coach James Franklin Threw Out The First Pitch At Tonight’s Yankee Game

Because Penn State defeated Boston College in the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch before tonight’s Yankee game.  It looks like one of Franklin’s 2015 signees, linebacker Jake Cooper, is in the Bronx tonight and captured his future coach on the mound. The video isn’t the clearest but it appears...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s Video Of Penn State’s James Franklin Accidentally Calling A Fan Instead Of A Recruit On National Signing Day

Wednesday morning, Penn State head coach James Franklin made one Nittany Lions fan’s day…completely by accident. Franklin, attempting to call defensive end recruit Shareef Miller, instead called a PSU supporter named Aleem Medley and congratulated him on deciding to play for the school. Via ESPN.com: “I guess we were off a digit,” Franklin told ESPN.com. “This guy comes...
Via College Spun
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

James Franklin is a jack-of-all-trades

James Franklin, an undrafted quarterback from Missouri who was signed by the Detroit Lions, has done it all. At one time or another, he said he has played every position on the football field with quarterback actually being the last. "I started playing football in the fifth grade; I weighed 185 pounds," Franklin said. "I was pretty big. They had a weight limit to run the ball. It...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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