Penn State head coach James Franklin isn’t holding back his frustration towards the Big Ten. In fact, the Nittany Lions’ leader spilled the beans regarding his impatience with the conference and its decision-making during a recent ESPN Radio.
It’s been a rough past few weeks for the Big Ten and commissioner Kevin Warren. The conference made the decision to delay the fall season until early next year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Warren and the Big Ten have failed to provide adequate reasoning as to why the decision was made.
The lack of transparency from the Big Ten has created a monumental challenge for coaches within the conference – Franklin included.
The Penn State head coach recently admitted he’s frustrated with the Big Ten during an interview on ESPN Radio. Franklin isn’t a fan of the conference’s “process” and “timing.”
“To me, I’ve said this from the beginning, I don’t necessarily have an issue with the decision,” Franklin said on ESPN Radio, via 247Sports. “I got an issue with the process, and I got an issue with the timing. To be able to stand up in front of your team and parents and tell them that the season is canceled/postponed, but not have any answers as to how that affects their future and when we will be playing football and still haven’t a month later. That’s the hard part.”
Many coaches and players within the Big Ten share similar feelings regarding the Big Ten’s decision.
Unfortunately, the conference has failed in its responsibility to provide answers.
But none of that matters now. All that truly matters is the Big Ten’s commitment to find a way to play a season next year.
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