James Franklin is best know around the SEC for making Vanderbilt a relevant program during his three-year tenure in Nashville.
Now, SEC fans can also reference him as the coach that finally handed former Florida coach Urban Meyer his first road loss as the head man at Ohio State. A 20-game road winning streak under Meyer came to an end for the Buckeyes on Saturday night, as the Nittany Lions won 24-21 in Happy Valley after closing the game on a 17-0 run.
Penn State coach James Franklin just said "This town has been through a lot. … This starts our healing process tonight." Sweet Pete.
— Corbett Smith (@corbettsmithDMN) October 23, 2016
Here’s some reaction from the SEC in the moments following Penn State’s win against Ohio State, which was ranked No. 2 behind Alabama in the polls heading into Week 8:
@YahooForde it's residual urban Meyer hatred. We never forget in the SEC
— kris reisner (@flounder76) October 23, 2016
Down goes Ohio State. pic.twitter.com/qHI0RgErDe
— SEC Country (@SEC_Country_) October 23, 2016
The SEC beats Ohio state thru James Franklin at Penn state?! Wow! #OSUvsPSU
— Julie Washington (@julie_wash17) October 23, 2016
I hate Ohio State more than any other non-SEC school and it's so nice to finally see them lose one
— Shai Simpson (@Shaison815) October 23, 2016
When I see Ohio state lose I just want to yell SEC SEC SEC SEC!!!!!
— Drew Hickman (@da_hickman) October 23, 2016
Ohio State…lol I'd love to see them play in the SEC. Would be embarrassing.
— Chad Wyrick (@ChadWyrick) October 23, 2016