Fox News “The Five” Praise James Franklin
You all saw PSU head coach James Franklin chasing Koa Farmer across the field and bringing him back to shake hands with the opposition in the last-second loss to Moo U. Losing is painful, but being classy in times of adversity is a Penn State tradition.
It had to be frustrating for this team and for Franklin, who is 0-10 against ranked opponents on the road. (I hope Maryland is not ranked before the season finale — I know, I know. Little danger of that.) Of course, this prompts some commentators to say disparaging things about Franklin. I wish they would look beyond the coaching record, the numbers, the hard-core winning philosophy (“culture of football,” in Freeesque terminology), and consider that sportsmanship is alive and well at Penn State.
Whatever you might think of James Franklin, his stock went up on my chart for his insistence on good sportsmanship.