Penn State coach James Franklin was kind enough to give me some time Tuesday … over the span of two phone calls.
I asked him first about speaking at East Stroudsburg University’s graduation Saturday and by the end of his response our connection was going in and out. By the next question I had totally lost him. I called him back and he asked me what was the last thing I heard. I told him not much because he was going in and out too much for me to really get anything. He said that was too bad because he was giving me some of the greatest quotes he’d ever given.
A few minutes later as he gave me a lengthy answer he asked if I was still there. “I’m here, I didn’t want to miss any of these great quotes and you’re on such a roll,” I responded. We both laughed. Fifteen minutes later I had so much good material (and great quotes) that I decided to run a pair of Q&As with the charismatic coach and former standout quarterback at East Stroudsburg University. Here’s a link to Part 1 with Part 2 to come Friday.