Vanderbilt making push to keep James Franklin from Penn State

Nov 16, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin waves to fans as he walks off the field after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 22-6 at Vanderbilt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin is expected to leave the school to accept the head coaching gig with the Penn State Nittany Lions, but there is no certainty that he will be taking the job.

As it turns out, Franklin is going to meet with Vanderbilt officials — including athletic director David Williams — at some point over the next 48 hours in a final attempt to keep Franklin from bolting for State College.

The news comes from Pete Volk of SB Nation.

Vanderbilt is expected to make a counter offer to Franklin in hopes of re-structuring his current contract.

Franklin is one of the top coaching candidates in football with offers from Penn State and the NFL. Franklin has decided to stay at Vanderbilt despite some quality offers over the past few seasons, so it will be interesting to see whether or not they will be able to keep him in Nashville for at least one more year.

Topics: Football, James Franklin, Penn State Nittany Lions, Vanderbilt Commodores

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