These past few months have been a whirlwind for Penn State coach James Franklin.
Since his hiring was made official on Jan. 11, the 42-year-old has had to move to State College, finish the recruiting season and oversee the Nittany Lions' spring practices.
With all that on his plate, Franklin can be excused if he hasn't exactly had time to look for a house in the area. At the start of his tenure he was living in a hotel. But with the hectic pace of spring football, he moved into his office.
Laken Litman of USA Today spoke to Franklin, who said he sometimes works from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. For the past month he's been sleeping on an air mattress in his office.
"I'm not a sleep-in-the-office kind of guy," Franklin said. "You hear about coaches sleeping in their offices. I've never done that. It's just my family isn't here and I haven't had a chance to look and find a place."
Penn State's spring game was last weekend, so presumably Franklin will have more time to search for housing in the coming weeks.
Or, if he's looking for some more excitement, he could shack up with his assistant coaches, who have also relocated to Penn State but haven't found permanent housing. Franklin told Litman that several assistant coaches are staying at offensive line coach Herb Hand’s home.
"It's almost like Animal House over there," Franklin said.
Franklin comes to Penn State after going 24-15 with three bowl appearances in three years at Vanderbilt. He signed a six-year, $27 million contract with Penn State, so he should be able to find some comfortable housing once he gets out of his office.Full Story >>