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Sport Why Penn State's James Franklin 'stole' dumbbells and took them into condo

18:21  26 march  2020
18:21  26 march  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Last Saturday, after Penn State nearly lost a football game to Army, James Franklin launched into a staunch and passionate defense of unabashed Hell, this is a place known to outsiders as Happy Valley: Why shouldn’t the football coach here declare his undying love for Penn State ’ s school colors

Apparently some people took Keegan-Michael Key' s Gameday impersonation of Franklin a little too seriously.

James Franklin is high energy. He always has been a non-stop kind of Penn State football coach.

James Franklin holding a microphone: Penn State head coach James Franklin speaks during an NCAA college football news conference, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in State College, Pa. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP) © The Associated Press Penn State head coach James Franklin speaks during an NCAA college football news conference, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in State College, Pa. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP)

So the close-confines of his recent work experience during the new coronavirus pandemic has forced him to seek reprieves. Walks with his wife. Playing games with his 12-year-old daughters.

And workouts in the communal gym in the condominium complex they're all staying in.

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Yes, Penn State . James Franklin is a coveted 41-year-old head coach who probably would make a fine hire for any of his other suitors. Franklin , a Pennsylvania guy who comes from the Philadelphia suburbs and went to college at East Stroudsburg, has not been implicated in any criminal wrongdoing

James Franklin asked Penn State fans to " take a deep breath" and trust the process after a 49-10 loss to Franklin was never in any danger of losing his job. Given the NCAA penalties and negativity Franklin said Thursday that Barbour' s comments were so strong they helped the Nittany Lions upset

While Franklin is a known germaphobe of sorts, he also must be particularly careful of infection now because his youngest daughter, Addie, has sickle cell anemia.

"We won't go in the weight room with other people in there," Franklin said Wednesday during a video conference with reporters. "And so I took the 25-pound (dumbbells) and brought them up to our condo because I couldn't get in there, a guy was dominating the weight room."

Franklin then smiled.

"Then he left a nasty note in there. He said, 'Whoever stole the 25-pound weights, could you bring them back?' So then I wrote a little note that said, 'Well, could you stop dominating the weight room for three hours a day?'"

Smiles turned into laughs.

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But Penn State coach James Franklin articulated it from experience on Monday at the 2016 Big Franklin is beginning his third season since taking over a Penn State program involved in its own "The Baylor that they have known for the last 50 years or even the Baylor they have known for the

At the end of the game against Michigan State , James Franklin chases down his team to make sure they go shake hands.

"So it's been different for all of us. There's no doubt about it."

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Health concerns over COVID-19 first canceled all Penn State in-person classes. Then it wiped out the end of winter sports and all of spring seasons — including spring football and the annual Blue-White Game next month.

Then it sent all of the student-athletes home that could get there.

Franklin now connects with his players and assistants and recruits via video conferences (some with more than 150 people on them at once) and FaceTime phone calls.

His staff has contacted every player, not only to assess their living and academic situation but also their workout possibilities. They've then sent them suggested regiments, which includes bodyweight exercises wearing backpacks loaded with anything possible to create more resistance.

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Keegan-Michael Key on why he loves Penn State and James Franklin .

Penn State head coach James Franklin reacts to his team’ s loss to Ohio State in Week 5, saying he is “hurting” for his guys in the locker room. Moving forward, Franklins adds, “We will no longer be comfortable being great,” and that they will “find a way to take the next step.”

"We're still competing with all the other top programs in the country, and the best programs and the best individuals are going to handle this adversity the best," Franklin said. "And I would like to try to even flip it in some ways and say, if it's handled the right way, we have an opportunity to learn from this, to grow from this ..."

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This article originally appeared on York Daily Record: Why Penn State's James Franklin 'stole' dumbbells and took them into condo

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