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We Discovered James Franklin’s Starbucks Order

In typical offseason fashion, Penn State football head coach James Franklin sent waves through the college football world Wednesday when he decided to keep his Starbucks order a secret.

“I just started drinking coffee a few years ago, and my coffee is essentially an ice cream sundae,” Franklin said. “So, I’m not gonna sit here and say it because it’s not a good look.”

This sent our staff into a frenzy. Is it a sugary Frappuccino? Just a glass of milk? Maybe pure coffee grounds? They say you want the most what you can’t have, so we just had to find out the coach’s order. And we did just that.

According to a barista at the Starbucks on West College Avenue, Franklin orders two venti iced quad sugar-free vanilla lattes with oat milk nearly every day. Presumably, the second one is either for his daughter or team analyst Frank Leonard, who Franklin said Wednesday are his usual ‘Bucks buddies.

We’ve got to say, this is hardly an “embarrassing” order as the coach suggested. Oat milk is delicious, easier on the stomach, and better for the planet. Nothing wrong with a little bit of vanilla, either.

A quad espresso drink is a bit aggressive but, hey, the coach just loves his coffee. It looks like he’s upgraded from the triple espresso option, which he alluded to ordering in 2015. That’s what seven years of college football will do to you.

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Ryan Parsons

Ryan is a redshirt senior majoring in business and journalism from "Philadelphia" and mostly writes about football nowadays. You can follow him on Twitter @rjparsons9 or say hi via email at [email protected].

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