The Nittany Lions might try to lock up James Franklin.
Last season, James Franklin led Penn State to its first outright Big Ten title since 1994.
Now, he might get rewarded for that success.
After posting consecutive 7-6 records in his first two seasons, the jury was still out on the former Vanderbilt head coach. Known as a great recruiter, Franklin wasn’t getting it done on the football field, until the 2016 season.
After an 11-3 showing, and a Big Ten Championship, Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated reported that Penn State’s compensation committee will meet on Friday to discuss a contract extension.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 15, 2017
This might just be a formality to approve a contract that has already been agreed upon. In 2014, Franklin signed a six-year deal worth $4.5 million per season, and it looks like he’s in for a raise.