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Camp Franklin will give Penn State staff chance to bond

James Franklin

Penn State head coach James Franklin has found going on a staff retreat before the start of a season to be beneficial in his coaching career, and that does not appear to be changing now as the head coach of the Nittany Lions.

“We always do a staff retreat in the summer, before camp starts,” Franklin said in a story published by The Patriot News. “I always find it’s good to get away from the office because it’s hard to sit down and get a lot of concentrated amount of time together. Because if you’re in the office, everybody’s getting pulled out for something. So we’ll go away and do a staff retreat.”

Will there be camp fires and roasted marshmallows and hot dogs? That is unknown, but Franklin will use the time to have talks with his entire staff they may not be able to have often in the football offices at Penn State once the season prep ramps up.

“That’s a time for us to talk philosophy,” Franklin explained. “Coaches never want to take the time to talk philosophy when we’re drawing up plays and blitzes and things like that. And I think making sure that we’re all on the same page every year, especially when we have staff come and go and new members come in.”

One thing Franklin has been vocal about since being hired by Penn State is how loyal he is to his guys. When discussing how he would assemble his coaching staff back in January, Franklin said he is very loyal to his staff and he showed that by brining a number of Vanderbilt assistants up north with him. There is something to be said about a cohesive coaching staff with this kind of bond, and the uniformity of the coaching staff has already been showing through on social media this past spring.

Every coaching staff has some sort of identity, but this is one that has not been on public display at Penn State in some time.

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11 Responses to “Camp Franklin will give Penn State staff chance to bond”
  1. pawloosa says: May 25, 2014 12:14 PM

    Yawn !!

    Definately a slow news day to discuss stuff like this…

  2. vols84 says: May 25, 2014 12:35 PM

    He also takes his staff to camp Franklin to discuss how to cover up rape charges for his players. No recording devises or phones are allowed in the tent at camp Franklin.

  3. jucam1 says: May 25, 2014 1:01 PM

    The haters are out I see, jealousy is so pathetic.

  4. ducksk says: May 25, 2014 1:07 PM

    Question. Who cares?

  5. musketmaniac says: May 25, 2014 3:56 PM

    jucam, I don’t think jealousy fuels the hate. but keep telling yourself that.

  6. chinahand11 says: May 25, 2014 6:03 PM

    Too many sick smart-aleck remarks come to mind so I’ll say nothing.

  7. dougalmac54 says: May 26, 2014 12:08 AM

    For the moron haters who thought Penn State would dry up and blow away, how’s it feel to know your petty, vindictive Penn State-hating BS has amounted to nothing more than a fart in the wind? Like the wind whistling inside your empty heads? yeah, you’re useless hating BS hasn’t touched us. Not for one second. Feel real impotent now? Like you ALWAYS are and were?

  8. musketmaniac says: May 26, 2014 3:03 PM

    lol, fart, impotent, touch us. your worse than these idiot bloggers who think their journalists.

  9. musketmaniac says: May 26, 2014 3:37 PM

    ohh and it will take a B1G title to be officially back. MORON

  10. abninf says: May 26, 2014 6:59 PM

    They going to bring young boys to the woods?

  11. ipskipskyblue says: May 27, 2014 10:57 AM

    This guy has a shelf life of 4-5 years. you can only motivate players with emotions for so long before the real coach is revealed.

    He knew he had to get out of Vanderbilt because they would start playing like the old Vandy same thing will happen in happy valley.

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