James Franklin responds to Texas A&M rumor: ‘People will do anything to create drama’

James Franklin responded Friday morning to a report that said Texas A&M was eyeing to make a hiring push for the Penn State head coach.

In a tweet, Franklin said “recruiting is a crazy business, people will do anything to create drama.” Then the fourth-year Nittany Lion coach and Langhorne, Pa. native pointed out three reasons he would not leave Penn State: He’s from the Keystone State, Penn State is ranked third in the nation and the program has a great 2018 recruiting class.

Thursday afternoon, Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports published a report that said Penn State was “preparing” for Texas A&M to make a run for Franklin if the Aggies part ways with head coach Kevin Sumlin.

Franklin agreed to a contract extension with Penn State in August. He’s set to make an average of $5.8 million per year and is signed through the 2022 season. Franklin’s buyout is $2 million following the 2017 season.

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