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DOTD: Jordan Lucas Impersonates Head Coach James Franklin

Since the Big Ten media days in Chicago last week, ESPN has focused on the Big Ten by talking to coaches and highlighting the upcoming season for the conference. Along with James Franklin visiting the ESPN campus in Bristol today, ESPN also released a video of players from Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State impersonating their coaches.

The video starts with Ohio State and Michigan players impersonating Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh, but saves the best for last (skip to 35 seconds). It shows Jordan Lucas, along with fellow seniors Anthony Zettel and Angelo Mangiro, poking fun at the way Franklin acts during practice.

In this scene, Lucas plays the part of James Franklin, he begins to yell at Zettel and Mangiro to “get to running” while giving Zettel a friendly tap to make him go faster. The two big men then proceed to run in circles while Lucas turns to the camera to give a little piece of advice about how to survive Penn State practices.

It was all in good fun, according to Penn State Football James Franklin had a nice laugh over the senior safety’s jokes. Let’s just hope that’s not how the team actually practices when it comes to full speed.

Photo: Bobby Chen

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Jacob Abrams

Jacob Abrams is a sophomore from Oxford, PA, majoring in Management in the Smeal College of Business. Jacob is the President/GM of The LION 90.7 FM along with being a play-by-play commentator and sports talk show host. He is a sports fanatic, and strongly supports the Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, and the New Orleans Saints. He is a first-generation Penn Stater, and in his free time he likes to play sports and sing. You can follow him on Twitter @jake_abrams and contact him at [email protected]


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