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Packers assistant to coordinate K-State offense

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Green Bay Packers receivers coach James Franklin was hired as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Kansas State on Tuesday.

Franklin is the ninth and final assistant hired by Ron Prince
since he was hired to replace Bill Snyder as Wildcats coach.

Franklin, 33, has 11 years experience. Before coaching with the
Packers last season, he served NFL minority coaching internships
with the Dolphins in 1998 and Eagles in 1999.

Before going to Green Bay, Franklin spent five seasons as wide receivers coach at Maryland, where he also was a recruiting
coordinator. He also has coached at Kutztown, East Stroudsburg,
James Madison, Washington State and Idaho State.

Franklin worked with Prince at James Madison.

"James Franklin is a bright and accomplished young offensive
mind," Prince said in a news release. "He is hardworking, intense
and creative and clearly fits the mold of what we are looking for
here at Kansas State. As important as anything, though, James is a
man of integrity and I am very excited to announce his addition to
our staff."

Franklin is the second NFL coach hired by Prince. Former Tampa
Bay assistant Raheem Morris was previously tapped as Wildcats
defensive coordinator.