The Nittany Lions just locked up James Franklin.
Last season, James Franklin led Penn State to its first outright Big Ten title since 1994.
Now, he’s getting reward 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, Penn State’s compensation committee met on Friday and agreed to sign Franklin to a six-year extension.
SOURCES: James Franklin’s new deal approved w/ #PennState is for 6 YRs at an average of $5.8 million per. His buyout is $2 million this year
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 18, 2017
In 2014, Franklin signed a six-year deal worth $4.5 million per season. Today’s news mean Franklin will receive and additional $1.3 million per season.
An 11-3 season and a Big Ten championship did wonders for Franklin’s wallet, now we’ll see if the team can sustain the success it had in 2016.