College football coaches can contend a many absurd things — as prolonged as they win

After Penn State kick Pittsburgh, 33-14, final Saturday, removing even with a Panthers after a 42-39 detriment final deteriorate when a schools’ adversary was revived, Nittany Lions manager James Franklin was clearly dismissed up.

After starting his news discussion with a common ‘we’re happy to go 1-0 this week,’ cliche, Franklin pronounced this: “For their win final year, it was like a Super Bowl. For us, it’s like violence Akron.”

To many of a universe it was transparent that Franklin was holding a shot during Pitt, that during slightest in his mind overreacted to a feat final season. The criticism wreaked of arrogance, even when Franklin, responding to a follow-up doubt from Dave Jones, a rarely reputable columnist for, claimed that he’d been observant this arrange of thing given nearing during Penn State. “Each win is like a Super Bowl for us,” he said. When we kick Akron, it was a good win. Today was a good win. This win is no some-more poignant than final week.”

So, according to Franklin’s logic, Pitt reacting as if it had “won a Super Bowl” was estimable of note, though his group treating each win like it had won a Super Bowl is not. And, putting a coach-speak aside, does anyone on a world unequivocally trust that a Lions win over Kent State final deteriorate was accurately a same as a win over then-No. 2 Ohio State? Or a win over Wisconsin in a Big Ten pretension game?

Vanderbilt, Franklin grown a repute for being conceited and pompous with a media. His coaching was clearly outstanding. His final dual seasons a Commodores went 9-4, roughly unfit to do during a slightest football-obsessed of a Southeastern Conference’s 14 schools. Many saw a Pitt comments as being conceited and clearly partial of an bulletin to remind people that Penn State, 6 years after a Jerry Sandusky tragedy, is PENN STATE again. Pittsburgh, to Franklin and Penn State fans, is Pittsburgh.

As shortly as people started creation that point, Penn State Nation dismissed back: Franklin’s opening criticism was taken out of context (a anxiety to a “every diversion is a Super Bowl for us” nonsense); Pitt fans are usually jealous; this is good for recruiting. They did all though explain that Franklin had been a initial responder in Houston in a arise of Hurricane Harvey.

Once again, Franklin valid that successful coaches — though generally successful college football coaches — are America’s final good dictators. Do we consider anyone ever questions Nick Saban in Alabama? Urban Meyer in Ohio? Jim Harbaugh in Michigan? Brian Kelly during Notre Dame?

Okay, maybe not Kelly though that’s given he’s usually averaged a small some-more than 8 wins per deteriorate given nearing in South Bend in 2010 and went 4-8 a year ago, including waste to Navy and Duke. Seriously, Duke.

Georgia, a contributor questioned Kelly about either he was endangered about another one-possession detriment after 7 of final season’s defeats came by that margin.

Kelly incited abrupt right away. Asked if he was fearful a tighten waste competence snowball again, he said: “It’s not gonna snowball. Next question.”

When a contributor attempted to follow up, nervously saying, “I was usually seeking given it was another one-possession loss,” Kelly snapped, “It wasn’t one possession, it was one point.”

Joe Paterno. The Lions won 9 true games and mislaid a classical Rose Bowl game, 52-49 to Southern Cal, rallying from approach behind to lead before a Trojans pulled out a victory. Now Franklin can apparently do no wrong.

It is that approach roughly everywhere. Even during Maryland, frequency a football power, any signs of life can make a manager untouchable. After 4 mostly miserable seasons underneath Randy Edsall, a Terrapins hired DJ Durkin final season. Durkin won over many Maryland fans by not being Edsall and by starting 4-0 before a Big Ten brought Maryland behind to earth and a Terrapins finished 6-7.

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