Right before he takes the podium for the first time as the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, the details are now being released of the contract that James Franklin will receive under his new contract.
James Franklin’s Penn State deal: 6 years worth $27 million
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 11, 2014
This is exactly right where it was reported it would be with Franklin making $4.5 million per year, almost a million more than former head coach Bill O’Brien was making in Happy Valley.
There will be a press conference later today in State College to introduce Franklin to the Nittany Lion faithful, officially, after an entire week of uncertainty.
Franklin has been the head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores for the last three seasons, where he has guided the program to back-to-back nine-win seasons, including two straight bowl victories.
He beat out two other candidates for the position which included Penn State alums Mike Munchak and Al Golden, and will now look to be the man to lead Penn State out of the dark ages of the sanctions following the Sandusky scandal.