Skip Bayless — who works for FOX Sports — has been known to get reactions from the general public more than just once or twice.
On Friday, he tweeted a message out regarding Penn State coach James Franklin. Why did he tweet in the first place, though?
Well, rumors surfaced regarding Franklin and Texas A&M because it has become known that the Aggies will indeed make a push at the Nittany Lions’ leader. Franklin took to Twitter with his response to that rumor.
Recruiting is a crazy business, people will do anything to create drama
1. From PA
2. #3 Ranked Team
3. #3 Ranked recruiting Class #WeAre
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) October 13, 2017
And to Franklin’s response, Bayless let his thoughts be known. Naturally, like any other time Bayless provides a hot take, it got people talking.
Penn St: Beware James Franklin. One minute he said he was completely devoted to my school, Vanderbilt. The next, he was your coach.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 13, 2017
Yes, it’s a fact: James Franklin was the coach at Vanderbilt, left and took the job at Penn State. There were plenty of responses via Twitter, but this one generally sums it up:
Penn St or Vandy…who would a sane person rather want to coach football for? I think I know.
— Portland Ross (@RealMessiah29) October 13, 2017
The consensus response was essentially that Penn State’s football program is by far the better program when compared to Vanderbilt, so why wouldn’t Franklin take a job coaching the Nittany Lions?
Regardless of what Bayless or anyone else thinks, the success that Franklin has had in just three-and-a-half seasons is undeniable. After posting two 7-6 seasons to start off his time with the Nittany Lions, the 45-year-old coach went 11-3 and won the Big Ten in 2016.
Now, through six games in 2017, he has the Nittany Lions as the No. 3-ranked team in the country, is 6-0 and No. 2-ranked Clemson lost to Syracuse Friday night, so a jump up to No. 2 in the polls seems likely.
In the world of recruiting, it’s still far from over, but 247Sports has Penn State’s 2018 class ranked as the No. 4 class in the entire country.
To be short and sweet, Franklin has the Nittany Lions rolling right now and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.
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