Press Conference Scheduled for Saturday at 4:15 to Announce New Coach

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When athletic director Dave Joyner said the coaching search would be over in a matter of days, he meant it — nine days, to be exact.

Penn State announced a press conference for tomorrow at 4:15 in the Beaver Stadium media room with Dave Joyner and Rodney Erickson to make a “special announcement.” It doesn’t take a genius to take a guess as to what that announcement might be.

Soon-to-be-former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin is expected to be the third man up on the podium with Joyner and Erickson tomorrow. If Penn State has announced a press conference time, it likely means that Franklin and the university have reached a contract agreement. That contract is expected to become finalized tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at a special Board of Trustees compensation meeting.

We’ll have full coverage of the new coach here and on our Twitter feed throughout the rest of the day and tomorrow.

Photo By: Eric Weiss

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Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014, and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is a director of the Nittany Valley Society 501(c)(3) and is involved in student government.

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