PossumBackstrap said:I don't need him to be a good coach, being an awesome salesman is fine, just surround yourself with quality coaches and it'll be fine.
This.Washpa Randy said:I'm willing to give him a few more years for a number of reasons:
1. Sanction/reduced scholarships - During the time were there were reduced scholarships, BOB and Franklin did a great job of recruiting skilled players, but did not have the scholarships to offer to offensive linemen. It shows.
2. Franklin's offensive system is not geared towards a pocket passer. I know, I know, a good coach will tailer his system to meet the strengths of his players. Refer to reason number one as to why a pocket passer wasn't going to work no matter what they tried.
3. By the time we get to season 4 and 5, Franklin will be showing whether he and his staff are able to coach with their own recruits that should be a good fit for what they are trying to accomplish.
These 8-5 or 7-6 seasons are killing me. That being said, I would rather have those at this point than no football at all, which was also an option that the idiots at the NCAA considered.
One reason is he probably would not have been a starter next year with Cabinda, Bell and Wartman-White all returning.RonM said:Troy Reeder , starting linebacker for PSU is transferring to Delaware. His brother Colby who graduates H.S. this year has committed to Delaware, several teams wanted him including Illinois but he is going to U of D. also. Their dad went to Delaware, was a fullback, played a couple years with the Steelers as a backup mostly, maybe that's why the chose Delaware... I just cant figure out why a Starting linebacker for Penn State would pull out and go to another program, there has to be a reason.??????