James Franklin On Whether He Will Leave Penn State For USC
James Franklin spoke out on Tuesday regarding whether he will leave Penn State for USC.
Early this week rumors began to circulate that Penn State head coach James Franklin may leave for a head coaching gig at either USC or Florida State.
The interest on the part of either or both schools in Franklin is completely understandable.
He is 53-21 as Penn State’s head coach and they have registered eight wins and zero losses so far this season.
The man is a quality coach.
What was a bit surprising about the rumors, though, particularly the USC one, is the fact that up to this point Franklin’s name had not been floated there.
For the vast majority of the year the popular assumption around college football circles was that Urban Meyer would land the USC gig.
Whether or not that has actually changed or is merely a negotiating ploy it debatable, but what is not up for debate is the fact that fans all over the nation suddenly became very curious as to whether Franklin would actually want to leave Penn State.
He addressed those rumors pretty definitively on Tuesday.
Every year, it seems, James Franklin has to address job openings.
This year’s no different, and, once again, his answer’s the same.
“We love it here. I really enjoy coaching these guys, and I don’t really see that changing anytime soon.” pic.twitter.com/8RAzTAmNIs
— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) November 5, 2019
“We love it here,” Franklin said.
“I really enjoy coaching these guys, and I don’t really see that changing anytime soon. Looking forward to playing Minnesota.”
While anything can happen in the future, obviously, Franklin seems pretty adamant about not jumping ship at this point.
All that being said, until USC and FSU find new coaches, expect to keep hearing Franklin’s name being thrown into the mix.