August 9, 2009

Practice Insider: Franklin's intensity rubbing off

Surrounded by a group of some of the biggest players on the team, USC defensive line coach Jethro Franklin isn't physically intimidated. The ex-NFL lineman has a big body to go with a big voice that rivals the late comedian Sam Kinison.

"He ain't that funny," offensive line coach Pat Ruel said. "Just ask his players."

The Trojan defensive line isn't laughing, but they are performing at a high level. Whatever they do, that voice is always looming, and the players know it.

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