Let’s Take a Look at James Franklin’s Penn State NCAA Football Odds Preview
Franklin admitted that there is something wrong in the football culture at Penn State. The team doesn’t look that energetic on offense, even though he has something rare in Nittany Lion lore – an NFL-caliber quarterback in Christian hackenberg. However, he then backed off, essentially saying that there was no benefit to anything resembling brutal honesty at that point in time. It might be that Franklin is right at this point. In the Twitter age, his players will be able to see everything he says – and the fan responses as well. It might be that a 4-1 stretch against the nether regions of the Big Ten will allow him to finish 9-3 or even 10-2, and people will be too happy with Franklin to actually analyze what he says. It is his persistent salesmanship that makes him one of the nation’s best recruiters. It’s likely that this tendency is why Penn State brought him after the tenure of the extremely candid Bill O’Brien came to an end.
Meet the new head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions: Keegan-Michael Key. http://t.co/ZdX1z07ghW— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 10, 2015