As he announced yesterday that he is leaving Penn State before his senior year, quarterback Christian Hackenberg thanked a video coordinator, a trainer and former coach Bill O’Brian, but not the team’s current coach, James Franklin.

Hackenberg earned Big Ten Freshman Of The Year, but stagnated under Franklin, as did the Nittany Lions. Franklin let Hackenberg get sacked a ton after sustaining a “knee gash” against Ohio State this year, and he’s been generally blamed for letting Hackenberg plateau in his last two years with the team.

Clearly, Hackenberg couldn’t wait to get out of State College and head to the NFL.