Penn State Makes Offer to James Franklin

Now it's up to the Vandy coach to accept.

Penn State said they’d act swiftly to replace Bill O’Brien. That process could be wrapped up today if their top (apparent) top choice, James Franklin, accepts.

Two sources close to Penn State’s program confirmed to The Times-Tribune late Wednesday night that Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin was offered the head coaching position during an hours-long meeting with the university’s search committee in Destin, Fla. Both sources, who spoke on conditions of anonymity because no official announcement had been made, said Franklin is expected to either accept or reject the job today.

Vandy finished 9-4 this year in the SEC, and were ranked 24th overall. Franklin’s from Langhorne, PA and went to school at East Stroudsburg University. [Times-Tribune]