Massive news has come out of Penn State on Thursday afternoon, with the Nittany Lions signing James Franklin to a 10-year extension.
With all the college head coaching openings, Penn State’s James Franklin has been constantly getting linked to new jobs. Was he really going to leave Penn State for LSU, Florida or somewhere else? Well, Penn State has decided to shut down all the rumors once and for all.
That’s because Franklin isn’t going anywhere for a long time. Franklin and Penn State have agreed to a 10-year extension for him to remain in Happy Valley for the long haul.
Penn State signing James Franklin through 2031 sends quite a statement
This is indeed monstrous news for the Big Ten and college football as a whole. It also comes after it was reported that Michigan State was also handing Mel Tucker his huge 10-year deal.
For the Nittany Lions administration, it was clear that they were seeing all the the reports linking Franklin with the openings across the country. Franklin is clearly happy at Penn State and the university wanted to reward him for his hard work over the years.
With that said, 2021 has been a bit of a disappointment for Penn State football, as the team is 7-4 on the year and 4-4 in Big Ten action. Penn State is 2-2 in its last four games, beating Maryland and Rutgers, but falling short in the rivalry games going up against Ohio State and Michigan.
Despite that, it’s clear everyone at Penn State has the utmost confidence in Franklin to get this team back competing for conference championships in the near future.