(NEW YORK) — According to the Scranton-Times Tribune, Penn State extended an offer to James Franklin on Wednesday to become the next head football coach. Franklin currently holds the same position at Vanderbilt University and will reportedly make his decision on Thursday.
While there has been no official word from the university, there have been a number of conflicting reports regarding the position. The Nittany Lions are coming off a 7-5 season under Bill O’Brien, who recently left to take over the NFL’s Houston Texans.
Franklin, who is a Pennsylvania native, has won 24 games in the last three seasons at Vanderbilt. The Commodores earned bowl bids in each of the three seasons, winning back-to-back bowl games, both of which were firsts in school history.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN