James Franklin’s Penn State contract for 6 years, $27 million

Jan 4, 2014; Birmingham, AL, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores Coach James Franklin congratulates his players after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Cougars Coach during the 2014 Compass Bowl at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.


Topics: Football, James Franklin, Penn State Nittany Lions

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