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Sources: OL coach Herb Hand leaving Penn State for Auburn

Veteran Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand is going back to the SEC. Hand is expected to join Gus Malzahn’s staff at Auburn, multiple sources told FOX Sports on Monday. The 48-year-old Hand worked with Malzahn at Tulsa and had helped James Franklin lead Vanderbilt to consecutive top 25 seasons before both were hired by Penn State. Hand is the second long-time Franklin staffer...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via College Spun
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe: Bowl projectors have Penn State heading to Music City Bowl

There are worse places in the country to go than Nashville… like Detroit Penn State is 3-1 after picking up a third consecutive victory over the weekend against San Diego State. The win came at a cost with injuries mounting up. Among the players injured in the game were running backs Akeel Lynch and Saquon Barkley. Lynch’s injury looked to be the more serious of the two, as...
Via Nittany Lions Den
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Maybe Christian Hackenberg isn't a great quarterback

Many times we want things to be true so badly that we ignore all the evidence which tells us otherwise. Rather than possibly pointing out the obvious, we instead shift blame to others, make excuses as to why there’s a shortcoming in that specific desirable area, or simply go into a state of full denial. Unfortunately, for Penn State fans at least, many are currently residing in...
Via The Student Section
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State vs. Temple: 10 possibly interesting facts

Penn State opens up the 2015 season on the road this weekend against the Temple Owls. Here are some facts about the series and Temple you may find interesting. 1. The last time Temple beat Penn State, the Owls took a 3-1 series lead Before the series slanted totally in favor of the Nittany Lions, Temple took control of the series in the earlier years of the in-state rivalry. Temple’s...
Via Nittany Lions Den
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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 pic.twitter.com/vZ3m5hh8o4 — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) June...
Via Sportsnaut
June 05, 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...
Via Gamedayr
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

National Signing Day: Penn State Overview

James Franklin has reeled in a great class of football players for the 2015 recruiting class. Penn State’s class has been ranked anywhere from 8th-14th in the nation across many different sources. Let’s check out Penn State’s 2015 recruiting class position-by-position.   Quarterback Tommy Stevens: 6’4″, 193-lbs, 3-star prospect This was a big get for James Franklin. Many...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
February 04, 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...
Via College Spun
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bob Shoop to interview at LSU for defensive coordinator job

Via College Football Talk… When LSU saw John Chavis leave the Tigers to take on the role of defensive coordinator at Texas A&M, a high-profile vacancy opened up at the SEC program in Baton Rouge. A former SEC defensive coordinator has now been connected as a possible target; Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. Shoop, who left Vanderbilt for Penn State when James...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 06, 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

The Fallout: Will Muschamp, James Franklin, The Iron Bowl, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Week 14 Wednesday edition.Yes, there was a game last night. Ohio defeated Miami (Oh.) in overtime 24-21. Which is enough reason to do a "Fallout" this soon in Week 14. Another reason is that since there aren't any games tonight, calling it "Play the Game Tonight" wouldn't make sense.And now, the end is near...Graham Watson ponders whether history could repeat...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Four highly questionable coaching decisions from Week 7

It is tough being a college football coach. What separates the good coaches from the great coaches are the decisions they make in the heat of the moment. The great coaches do not panic and are thinking about the impact a call on one play could have on a play six or nine plays in the future. On Saturday, we saw a number of questionable coaching decisions. Here is a look at a few...
Via The Student Section
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

CFB AM: Watch Clemson go wild after team manager's victory dance

David Saville is a vital member of the Clemson Tigers football program. He’s a team manager who cleans helmets and uniforms and helps with other tasks that keep the daily operations of the program running smoothly. Without guys like David, programs can’t function. He’s also something of an inspiration to the team, as you can see in this video. As a member of ClemsonLife, a...
Via Fox Sports
October 09, 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...
Via College Spun
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting Where GameDay Will Go in 2014

A permanent fixture on Saturday mornings for most college football fans, College GameDay’s popularity continues to grow each year. Fans across the country tune in each week anxious to see what Lee Corso is going to do when it’s time for him to pick the game of the week. It’s even more fun for fans and students when the show is on campus. People arrive hours – and sometimes...
Via The Student Section
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s schedule puts them in a great position to make the College Football Playoffs

When you start a discussion Big Ten football, Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State are the three teams you hear about for the upcoming season. With the recruiting job James Franklin has been doing, Penn State has been getting a lot of attention as well. Ohio State was the favorite to win the conference before Braxton Miller’s injury with Michigan State right behind them. With...
Via No Guts, No Glory
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri football is back in Show-Me mode again

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Just like last season, Missouri begins fall workouts way under the radar. The Tigers are coming off a 12-win season and SEC Eastern division title, but must replace numerous key players including NFL draft picks Kony Ealy, Justin Britt, E.J. Gaines and Michael Sam. James Franklin, a three-year starter at quarterback, and running back Henry Josey are among nine players...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri football is back in Show-Me mode again

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Just like last season, Missouri begins fall workouts way under the radar. The Tigers are coming off a 12-win season and SEC Eastern division title, but must replace numerous key players including NFL draft picks Kony Ealy, Justin Britt, E.J. Gaines and Michael Sam. James Franklin, a three-year starter at quarterback, and running back Henry Josey are among nine players...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Countdown: No. 13 Vanderbilt

After taking Vanderbilt to three straight bowl games, James Franklin left for one of college football's blue bloods in Penn State. But the Commodores found an intriguing replacement in Derek Mason, a defensive-minded coach for a defensive-minded conference. Mason had an impressive run at Stanford, leading a defense that ranked among the top 15 in defensive efficiency for three consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 11, 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

3 in the Kee: These three Tigers will have extra pressure to step up with DGB out

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some things are bigger than football, amen and absolutely. But there's still football at the University of Missouri, and right now that football team has a big ol' hole where No. 15 used to be. And a set of Southeastern Conference dance partners who are off in the corners and the shadows, cracking their respective knuckles, and cackling about how payback is a...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri players faced with pot charges

Four Missouri student-athletes were arrested Saturday night on suspicion of 35 grams or less of marijuana from a traffic stop in Columbia. Freshman guards Wes Clark and Shane Rector of the basketball team and defensive backs Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert of the football team were pulled over after the officer noticed an expired license plate tag on Rupert’s car. The officers approached...
Via Sports-Glory
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri opens spring practice minus several familiar faces

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri opened spring football practice Tuesday without several familiar faces. After winning 12 games and the Cotton Bowl last season, the Tigers are without SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam and quarterback James Franklin. Running back Henry Josey and defensive end Kony Ealy also are gone. The loss of the key players appears to be even more motivation...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri opens spring practice minus several familiar faces

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri opened spring football practice Tuesday without several familiar faces. After winning 12 games and the Cotton Bowl last season, the Tigers are without SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam and quarterback James Franklin. Running back Henry Josey and defensive end Kony Ealy also are gone. The loss of the key players appears to be even more motivation...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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