Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach?

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Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:13 AM
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http://m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?storyId=10858666



A new defense filing in the case involving rape charges against four former Vanderbilt players claims that current Penn State coach James Franklin contacted the alleged victim shortly after the incident.

It was part of an assertion that had Franklin denying he "did something wrong" later Tuesday night, after defense attorneys for Brandon Vandenburg -- one of four former Commodores charged with five counts of aggravated rape stemming from an alleged on-campus assault against a 21-year-old female student last June -- asked the court to dismiss the charges because the prosecution failed to preserve key evidence.

In the filing, the defense says Franklin and strength coach Dwight Galt -- who left Vandy for the same jobs at Penn State this winter -- talked to the alleged victim four days after the rape during a medical examination.

Franklin and Galt told the victim "that they cared about her because she assisted them with recruiting," according to the filing. Later, the defense said, "Coach Franklin called her in for a private meeting and told her he wanted her to get 15 pretty girls together and form a team to assist with the recruiting even though he knew it was against the rules. He added that all the other colleges did it."

"The allegations that I did something wrong are simply not true," Franklin said in a statement released by Penn State. "I have cooperated fully with the authorities in this matter but, out of respect for the legal process, I am not able to comment any further."


I believe there are other rumors about Franklin and his recruiting and coaching tactics too.

What say you?

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Re:Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:35 AM
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Happens at every major university.

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Re:Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:08 AM
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Hey it is Penn State, at least he didn't condone a pedophile and dude raper runnin' around campus.  He should do well there…..too soon?
 
 
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Re:Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:32 AM
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Edub4Blue


Hey it is Penn State, at least he didn't condone a pedophile and dude raper runnin' around campus.  He should do well there…..too soon?


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He still has to win several hundred games for that to fly.  Paterno is getting another statue put up in his honor, I read.  F**king sickening.


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Re:Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 8:05 AM
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People always question new coaches coming into the conference. I think we have enough problems on our own hands.

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Re:Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:10 AM
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There are two issues here 1) Contacting a rape victim 2) having co eds hosting football players
 
For point 1....he probably was reaching out to her to see how she was doing, felt a sense of responsibility because he  put her in that position.  I don't have a problem with that if indeed the contact was out of compassion.
 
For point 2.... If it is against the rules, then punish him for it.  
As the headline reads, it seems the issue was contacting a rape victim.  Hopefully not for intimidation purposes.

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Re:Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:57 AM
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vixblue


There are two issues here 1) Contacting a rape victim 2) having co eds hosting football players

For point 1....he probably was reaching out to her to see how she was doing, felt a sense of responsibility because he  put her in that position.  I don't have a problem with that if indeed the contact was out of compassion.

For point 2.... If it is against the rules, then punish him for it.  
As the headline reads, it seems the issue was contacting a rape victim.  Hopefully not for intimidation purposes.

I'm going to take the pessimist route.  When I read the article, my first thought is he contacted her to make sure she'd keep his name out of it.
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Re:Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:10 AM
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Like politics, it's probably rare that a football coach ascends to the highest levels of his profession without cutting some corners and/or doing some things many fans would consider distasteful.
 
Pretty weird--and perhaps really stupid--that P$U would go anywhere near a guy with the stink of a potential sex scandal this soon after Sandusky, though.
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Re:Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Sunday, May 04, 2014 2:22 PM
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I was hoping he'd stay at Vandy until we needed a coach. 

So of course he goes to another team in conference... 

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Re:Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Sunday, May 04, 2014 3:53 PM
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A man promotes and hides an atmosphere of Pedophilia and he gets a statue posthumously dedicated? They gonna put one of those fish head hats on his statue too? JHC
 
And we wonder whats is wrong in this country, here ya go, front and center. Sick F**K's!  (sorry cant tolerate child crimes)

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Re:Is P$U's James Franklin a dirty coach? - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 7:43 AM
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I mentioned this to MF4L yesterday, but what has Franklin accomplished before now that makes him so attractive? Yes he won games in the SEC at a tradional bottom-feeder school, I get that. However, in his 9 win seasons they hardly beat anyone worth writing home about. Let's take a look:
2013: Austin Peay, Umass, UAB, Georgia (big win despite Georgia injuries), Florida (also lost to Georgia Southern in 2013, so), Kentucky, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and Houston
2012: Presbyterian, Mizzou (not 2013 Mizzou), Auburn (fired coach), UMass, Kentucky (fired coach), Ole Miss, Tennessee (fired coach), Wake Forest, and NC State
 
So in two years he had one (1!) noteworthy win. Once again I realize beating anyone while at Vandy is an accomplishment, but I still don't see why there is all the hoopla around him as a "great" coach.