Why James Franklin calls the game from the field
At the end of Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin's 12-minute interview with reporters, veteran and dogged reporter Mark Clem pressed Franklin about his decision to call the game from the field rather than the coaches' box.
Franklin said he started last season in the box before coming down to field level for the Duke game, a 17-13 Blue Devils win. There are differences:
“In the box, you can step away, the emotion comes out of the game. You can eat some hot dogs, drink some soda. You might as well be sitting in your living room doing it. When you are down on the field, the emotion is there, you can see if guys need something, or you can talk to them. With the quarterbacks, seeing where they are at, you can look right into their eyes and see if they are into it or if they are rattled. That’s invaluable for us right now, where we are as a program.”
Makes sense. Anyone disagree?
September 9, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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