Penn State fan Eric Grossberg acknowledged he made a crazy request when he met James Franklin on Thursday night. While getting his picture taken with Penn State’s coach, Grossberg asked Franklin if he knew anyone he could ask for tickets to the white out clash against Michigan on Saturday night.
Turns out Grossberg asked the right guy.
Friday afternoon, Franklin surprised the Penn State fan with a FaceTime call and told him he had two tickets waiting for him for the game Saturday night. Franklin noted that the tickets were in the section with coaches wives and families so Grossberg would have to be on his best behavior.
Grossberg, who initially met Franklin at the State College Primanti Bros. following the coach’s radio show, posted a Facebook status with video of the call:
“I saw the FaceTime and I knew it was Franklin,” Grossberg told Land of 10. “He’s the man. Super nice guy.”
Grossberg and his brother, who is taking the other ticket, will be two of more than 107,000 fans crammed into Beaver Stadium for the top-20 showdown Saturday night. Franklin has a strict dress code set up for Penn State fans in attendance.
Friday was not the first time the Penn State coach has made a call to a fan with good news. Franklin reached out to a Penn State fan last year and surprised him by telling him he had Rose Bowl tickets.
(Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue contributed to this report.)