Penn State offers job to Franklin

James Franklin has been offered the Penn State job.
James Franklin has been offered the Penn State job.

According to ESPN Penn State has offered Vanderbilt’s James Franklin its head coaching position Wednesday after a long meeting with the search committee in Florida, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune.

Franklin is expected to either accept or reject the job Thursday, according to the report.

There have been many conflicting reports regarding the Nittany Lions’ coaching position. The Penn State beat writer for the Centre Daily Times tweeted after the Times-Tribune story that a high-ranking PSU official said nobody had been offered the job yet.

Franklin, a Pennsylvania native, has become one of the hottest coaching names with his success with the Commodores, winning 24 games over the past three seasons.

He led the Vanderbilt program to bowl games during all three seasons and posted back-to-back bowl victories, both firsts in school history.