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James Franklin’s Penn State staff to ‘guest coach’ Georgia State

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Leave it to James Franklin to come up with a very creative way to increase Penn State’s recruiting ties to the Deep South.

Georgia State head coach Trent Miles confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution over the weekend that Franklin and his entire Nittany Lions coaching staff will serve as the Panthers’ “guest coaches” during a football camp in mid-June. The Journal-Constitution wrote that “[t]he radical arrangement appears to be a win-win for both programs: Penn State gets to personally evaluate high school players who would never travel to its camps in Pennsylvania, while Georgia State will get exposure to more high-profile recruits than normal.”

Also, before you ask, the unusual and temporary marriage does not violate any type of recruiting bylaws. as Miles explained.

“The way the rules are set up, you’re not allowed to have any camp outside of your state, unless you’re on the border and within a 50-mile radius — and a lot of people recruit in Atlanta,” the coach said. “But you can legally work somebody else’s camp.

“So it’s beneficial to both parties where Penn State can come down here, work our camp, and get to see the kids that they’re recruiting. And it benefits us by the amount of kids that are coming.”

Kudos to Franklin and Miles for finding a workaround to the NCAA rulebook that will actually benefit both programs.

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8 Responses to “James Franklin’s Penn State staff to ‘guest coach’ Georgia State”
  1. derekgorgonstar says: May 5, 2014 8:42 PM

    Or some people just call it cheating.

    It’s not the worst thing Penn State has done…..

  2. barkleyblows says: May 5, 2014 10:28 PM

    Agreed Derek

  3. cubano76 says: May 5, 2014 10:37 PM

    Will the PSU coaching wives be making the trip? Just curious….

  4. chicksdigthelongballs says: May 6, 2014 12:42 AM

    Who took over the Neverland Ranch, CA area of recruiting for PSU?

  5. tommy57 says: May 6, 2014 6:29 AM

    Aaah, the postings of the clueless.

  6. kosarkid says: May 6, 2014 12:13 PM

    Hope they bring shower caps. Is there already a designated pretty girl to round up more pretty girls?

  7. wethog66 says: May 6, 2014 12:25 PM

    Is Franklin bringing his fluffer girls with him? Could be a deal maker.

  8. 1harrypairatesties says: May 8, 2014 5:49 AM

    I hear Franklin is having the showers at Ped State moved next to his personal office so he can keep a better eye(s) on the newest recruits. #WeArePedaphileState.

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