To Sir, with Love: James Franklin Sends Joe Moorhead a Preseason Care Package

By John Morgan on August 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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“The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end
And as I leave I know that I am leaving my best friend
A friend who taught me right from wrong and weak from strong
That's a lot to learn, but what can I give you in return?”

The lyrics of “To Sir, with Love” came to mind after Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead took to Twitter Friday afternoon to share a picture of a package he received. James Franklin sent his former offensive coordinator, and bringer of Tuddies, a thoughtful care package. It included a number of goods and a great picture of Franklin and Moorhead sharing a laugh on the sideline.

In looking at the package, we decided to break it down and rank the gifts included.

  • Moxie Pop: We've seen pictures in the past of this soft drink on meeting tables and it really needs no further description. Moorhead is from Pittsburgh. He calls it pop so we are as well. 
  • Cherikee Red: Apparently old school soft drinks were a big hit with the former offensive coordinator.
  • Four boxes of Sharpies: I am guessing these are for the autographs that coach Moorhead will need to sign as the newest Starkville celebrity. The Sharpies may have been included so he could sign that picture and send back to James Franklin.
  • Bigelow Green Tea: A large man was sent a large box of tea for his Keurig machine. These could last him all season.
  • King Size Kit Kat: As you can tell, this wasn't full of healthy snacks, but again, an emphasis on the size.
  • Bag of Take 5 Bars: Another sweet snack included. We cannot be sure if this is a friendly shot at Moorhead for taking a few Penn State assistants and staffers with him.
  • Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn: This may be the healthiest of the snacks included, but if these snacks are for coaches meetings or movie night, Moorhead is set for some time.

Moorhead came to Penn State in 2016, bringing with him an exciting, fun style of offense that had rarely been seen in Happy Valley. Not only was he an excellent coordinator, Moorhead's down-to-earth personality made him an endearing figure for Penn State fans. Mississippi State opens their season on Sept. 1 against Stephen F. Austin. We here at Roar Lions Roar wish Joe Moorhead nothing but the best and it's great to see that he and James Franklin remain great friends.

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