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Penn State Reportedly Seeking To Extend James Franklin’s Contract

Dan Wolken, a college football writer for USA Today, reported on Thanksgiving night that Penn State is “aggressively” trying to extend James Franklin’s contract.

Franklin’s original contract signed in 2014 was for six years and about $4.5 million per year. Athletic director Sandy Barbour has pledged her support for Franklin repeatedly and hopes to keep the three-year coach around even longer. Franklin is 23-14 all time at Penn State including two bowl trips, one of which was a victory in the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

This comes in the middle of one of Penn State’s most successful seasons in recent memory, and certainly James Franklin’s most successful at Penn State. This year Franklin seems to have turned things around after his mediocre first two seasons, leading Penn State to a 9-2 start and competing for first place in the Big Ten East. He also led Penn State in its shocking upset of No. 2 Ohio State giving it the chance to go to the Big Ten title game and maybe even the college football playoff.

After the news broke, Franklin’s response was more than predictable:

 

 

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Robbie Rockwell

Robbie is a sophomore from Frederick, Maryland majoring in History and minoring in Spanish. He was born and raised a Penn Stater and cares way too much about Penn State football. He's also die hard Pittsburgh sports fan despite living in Maryland. In his free time he enjoys watching basically any sport and loves to play soccer.

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