James Franklin had a crazy postgame after taking down Ohio State
There’s a bit of a misconception about being a coach.
Many assume that after a team pulls off a monumental win, a coach gets to sit back and enjoy the moment. The locker room celebrations and the national praise, however, are only part of the postgame duties.
Often times, pulling off a huge win is just the beginning of the work in college football.
That was true for James Franklin after he earned his biggest victory as a head coach on Saturday night. After the Penn State coach celebrated with his team, he had a myriad of issues to attend do.
Franklin said he had 180 recruits on hand for Saturday’s game. That in itself is obviously a massive number. After Franklin’s offseason accusation/non-accusation of Ohio State’s negative recruiting, you can bet he had a ton of recruits to address personally.
On top of that, Franklin’s phone wouldn’t stop blowing up. He didn’t have the time to put the personal touch on that:
JF said he received 348 texts after Saturday's win. Copied-and-pasted the same message: "thanks" and/or "thanks, brother — appreciate it" pic.twitter.com/aREdYKQYQk
— Josh Moyer (@ESPNJoshMoyer) October 26, 2016
And just in case that wasn’t enough, when Franklin finally got home, he had another problem on his plate. His basement was flooded from all the rain in Centre County.
Combine all of that with his increased media responsibilities, and it’s no wonder Franklin called it a “crazy week.”
But hey, that’s why he gets paid the big bucks.