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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Penn State’s James Franklin plays down USC speculation

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin has been linked with the USC Trojans in rumors and experiences for years, and that continued Monday shortly after USC athletic director Mike Bohn confirmed the college had parted methods with head coach Clay Helton.

Franklin’s program started the season with back-to-back wins and is now making ready to face the No. 22 Auburn Tigers this Saturday night time, so the coach understandably did not need to talk about any job openings on Tuesday. 

“As you know, I can’t stand any form of distraction,” Franklin defined, per Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I’ll discuss this today with our leadership council so that we can make sure all of our energy is on our preparation for Auburn.” 

Franklin continued: “That’s how we’ll handle it. I’m going to talk to the leadership council today about it.” 

Penn State is ranked No. 10. 

Wilborn provides that Franklin, who holds a report of 62-28 with Penn State and is in his eighth yr with the college, is underneath contract by 2025, and that deal features a buyout price $4 million. It’s probably neither of these realities would stop the 49-year-old from pursuing a transfer to USC if he is eager on relocating to the West Coast, and his refusal to vehemently deny he is within the accessible gig might in the end sink his staff’s probabilities of engaging in one thing particular this fall if such tales develop into a distraction within the locker room.  

#Note-Author Name – Zac Wassink, Yardbarker

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