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Penn State's James Franklin Addresses Miami Opening: "This Is Where I Want To Be"

On Sunday, CBS Sports writer Dennis Dodd put together a list of possible coaches for the Miami opening. Most of the common names—Mario Cristobal, Butch Davis, Rob Chudzinski—are included, along with a pretty surprising coach: Penn State's James Franklin. Here's what Dodd has to say about it:

James Franklin, Penn State coach: You keep hearing rumblings that Franklin would be interested. Franklin has no ties to Miami but probably would have a better chance to win in the ACC Coastal rather than an increasingly brutal Big Ten East.

Franklin was asked about the Miami opening, and had this to say. Unsurprisingly, he denied all interest.

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Franklin, a Pennsylvania guy making a reported $4.4 million per year at Penn State, seems extremely unlikely to bolt for Miami. It is unlikely that Miami would be able to match his PSU salary. Franklin has also never coached in the state of Florida, which is likely something that a candidate for the Miami job will have on his resume. This doesn't seem like a likely fit.