Jan 4, 2014; Birmingham, AL, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores Coach James Franklin during the 2014 Compass Bowl at Legion Field. The Commodores defeated the Cougars 41-24. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State to offer James Franklin head coaching job according to report

According to Football Scoop, the Penn State Nittany Lions are preparing to offer their head coaching job to Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin.  Franklin interviewed for the position on Sunday a day after leading to the Commodores to their ninth win of the season against the University of Houston in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

Franklin also interviewed with the Houston Texans before they hired Bill O’Brien and currently has requests from the Cleveland Browns and Washington.  Much of this decision seems to come down to what Franklin ultimately wants to do.  If he wants to stay in college, Penn State is a great job.  Should he have NFL ambitions, he has a few options right now with possibly more on the horizon.

The Nittany Lions are also reportedly to be interested in now former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak.  The Big Ten as a whole would like to see Penn State get a big time coach as it continues to push its schools to pay up and get better coaches in the conference to improve the quality of football they are playing.  They make a ton of money, have the most lucrative media deals, but are not getting the quality product.

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