By LARRY VAUGHT
It was kind of nice to see Penn State coach James Franklin explaining today about his social media behavior.
He seemed to upset Kentucky fans a bit earlier this week with a tweet that just had “Kentucky” over and over. At Monday’s press conference leading up to Tuesday’s Citrus Bowl matchup with Kentucky in Orlando, he explained what the tweet meant.
“I put a tweet out that says, ‘Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky,’ and I do that every week. I think sometimes when you play a new opponent, they don’t really understand that,” Franklin, the former head coach at Vanderbilt, said.
Franklin even asked Kentucky coach Mark Stoops to have UK fans quit hounding him on Twitter.
“I don’t think, Coach, that Big Blue Nation liked that very much,” Franklin said to Stoops. “They went hard on Twitter, and there was a lot of misinterpretation about what that was about. That’s really a message to our team and our fan base that we’re locked and loaded and completely focused on our next opponent. So if you could ask the Big Blue Nation to kind of leave me alone on Twitter…”
Stoops didn’t have to think long about how to answer.
“Absolutely not. hey need to be hostile,” Stoops joked.