It's early this morning, there's not much to do before schools open and Coach Franklin and Terry Smith can get in to meet with some future Nittany Lions. So, rather than shooting the breeze with his defensive back coach, or maybe talking about strategy for tomorrow's game with UMass, you pick up the phone. To call your wife? A recruit? A high school coach?
This was not just any call, however. After apparently being hung up on by the show's producer, he went full on troll and called in as "James from State College". As you can hear in the link to the story, the results were hysterical.
The call was light on any actual news, but that is hardly the point. Coaches are always looking for ways to promote their program, but Franklin has shown again he will take it to new, and absolutely awesome levels.
For those curious, Franklin is expected back in Happy Valley this afternoon for practice, before returning to Pittsburgh to catch some high school action this evening.