James Franklin had held the head football coaching job at Penn State University for eight years now.
He’s taken over a program that was in hot water after a couple of years of turmoil after the Jerry Sandusky findings and has brought a decent level of respect back to it that hadn’t been present since the days of Joe Paterno.
But lately, his future at Penn State has been in question. Not because of on-field performance or him being in trouble for misconduct off the field, but due to him being linked with two other prestigious football programs that are both coincidentally in need of a head coach to help move the program moving forward.
USC fired Clay Helton after poor play turned the once-dominant football program into a laughingstock. LSU has already agreed with current head coach Ed Orgeron that he’d step down as the face of the program after this season concludes.
Franklin has been linked to both of these jobs as a potential candidate, but he says he’s committed to Penn State and its future moving forward.
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