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“James From State College” Calls Pittsburgh Radio Show

After a morning of recruiting in the Pittsburgh area on Friday, James Franklin called a local sports radio show. However, the call didn’t go exactly as planned.

The phone was picked up by 93.7 The Fan’s radio producer, who didn’t believe that it was the real James Franklin on the phone. When he asked for verification of Franklin’s identity, the coach was at a loss and said, “I can’t give you my license over the phone.” Then, the producer hung up on him.

But that didn’t stop Franklin from trying again. The second time, he called as “James from State College,” and some hilarity ensued when the producers realized that it actually was Penn State’s head coach. The hosts jokingly went on to say they’ll “have to get a list of questions about him that only he would know” to verify his identity next time.

Franklin went on to talk about his crazy schedule, Pittsburgh sports, and the UMass game during the rest of the five-minute interview. Check out the whole interview below.

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Brandilyn Heckman

is a junior majoring in Secondary Education (English). Though she commutes to class from her home in Penns Valley, she refuses to be called a 'townie.' Along with Onward State, she currently interns with the Centre Daily Times. In her spare time, she is unafraid to show her love for Penn State, Landon Donovan, and Captain America. You can follow her on twitter at @Brandilynh or contact her via email with [email protected]

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