Penn State coach James Franklin hears about the job rumors and how other schools are interested in him. He’s had enough.
On Tuesday, Franklin made it clear. He wants all the talk to stop. He’s focused on his team. More specifically, he’s ready to take No. 2 Penn State into the Saturday game against Michigan.
“I’m in a good place. I’m happy,” Franklin said. Tuesday. “My family’s happy.”
Franklin said while his coaches or players didn’t care about the rumors, Franklin heard enough from the fans. So he tweeted on Friday and said, “people will do anything to create drama.”
“I wasn’t going to respond at all, to be honest with you,” Franklin said. “But our fans, they were wearing me out on Twitter. I think our players were perfectly fine. Our coaches were perfectly fine. I just wanted everybody to stop talking about it, and let’s start talking about Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, not the White Out, not the rankings, not last year’s Big Ten championship — not any of these other things. I want to keep our team focused and keep our routine the same.”
Penn State and Michigan are set to play at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday, October 21. The game is on ABC.