Penn State Will Lose James Franklin To NFL, Says ESPN
Penn State will lose James Franklin to the NFL, says ESPN.
Franklin, 47, is in the midst of a very solid year with the Nittany Lions that saw them be a surprising contender for the Big Ten crown.
Prior to doing what he has done with Penn State, Franklin had a very successful run with Vanderbilt from 2011 to 2013.
According to ESPN analyst Domonique Foxworth, Franklin will get very real NFL interest in the coming months.
“He went to Vanderbilt and won. That’s a tough situation,” Foxworth said on ESPN’s Get Up.
“Then went in the shadow of Joe Paterno and all of the issues they’ve had at Penn State in one of the toughest divisions in a conference in all of college football.
“He’s had a perpetually top 10 team. What he’s done is very impressive. While he’s not revolutionizing an offense, you can guarantee that he’s going to come in and instill a culture that’s going to elevate the best schemes and the best players.”
The NFL will likely have a lot of openings in the next few weeks, with a lot of franchises underperforming this year. It would not at all be surprising to see one of them take a swing at arguably the best head coach in the Big Ten.