Doane College Sports
- Published on 19 June 2012
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Franzen, who took over the Tiger reins in 2007, compiled a 19-26 mark through his first four seasons while rebuilding the program before recording a breakout season with the Tigers in 2011.
Doane finished 8-2, tying for second place in the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings, attaining a No. 19 ranking in the final NAIA poll and narrowly missing an NAIA playoff berth.
The Journal Star’s Ken Hambleton pointed out that the 8-2 mark was the best record for a Nebraska GPAC team in 2011 and the second-place finish was tops for a Nebraska school in the conference over the past 10 seasons.