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Top 10 James Franklin Student Section Selfies

When James Franklin took the Penn State job, be promised to be a Coach of the People — someone who would not only act as a football coach, but a willing and important member of the community.

“Me and my wife and my children will be out in this community,” he said at his introductory press conference. “We will not turn down a speaking engagement. We’ll get out and interact with people. People ask us to come speak at schools, we’re going to be there. People ask us to come speak at social events, we’re going to be there. People ask us to blow up balloons in their kids birthday party in the backyard, we’ll do that as well. We’ll do everything we can to bring this community back together.”

Well, there haven’t been any balloons, but so far Franklin is making good on that promise. He ventured down from his private box at last night’s hockey game into the Penn State student section, banging on the glass to intimidate Minnesota along with all of us and snapping selfies with anyone who could get close enough.

I present to you, in all their glory, the top 10 James Franklin selfies from last night’s hockey game:

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Via ‏@Kelly_Fitz6
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Via @BriHornung
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Via @lissaxrose
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Via @psufightonstate
Via @maryrose_x3
Via @maryrose_x3
Via @PennStateThor
Via @lissa91xrose
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Via @MattyNest
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Via @KCannonball
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Via @jasonncorneliuss
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Via @mweston49

And a few bonuses:

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Via @cgodissart51
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Via @mccondo3
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Via @JMaruschok

I’ll leave you with James Franklin meeting the Bill O’Brien big head.

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Via @Uber_Zuber

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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