Franklin on the phone for Turner

Tracking The Terps

October 23, 2008|By JEFF BARKER

Quarterback Chris Turner spends countless minutes during games talking to offensive coordinator James Franklin on the headset. Franklin watches games from the box where he can see plays unfold. Here's the thing. Franklin is known for being extremely animated. But on the headset, Franklin is as sedate as an airplane pilot. He doesn't want his quarterback getting too high or low during the game. "Sometimes, I go to the phone and I expect him to rip me and then I feel a lot better" when he doesn't, Turner said.

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