James Franklin has turned Penn State into a national title contender over the course of the last year. And now it appears some other programs could try to turn Franklin into their coach.
Penn State is “preparing” for Texas A&M to make a run to hire Franklin if the Aggies fire current head coach Kevin Sumlin, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd.
Penn St preparing for Texas A&M to make a run at James Franklin if Kevin Sumlin is not retained. https://t.co/jmGzitw4pR
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) October 12, 2017
Franklin, currently in his fourth season in Happy Valley, signed a contract extension in August to keep him at Penn State through the 2022 season. Franklin will make an average of $5.8 million per season with the new deal and has a $2 million buyout if he leaves after this season.
Sumlin is in his sixth season at Texas A&M but is on the hot seat after three consecutive 8-5 seasons. The Aggies are off to a 4-2 start in 2017.