Penn State coach James Franklin is on a bye week preparing his No. 3 Nittany Lions for a huge three-game stretch against Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State in consecutive games. However, he’s been dealing with something else on Friday.
Franklin’s attention has been diverted to a report by CBS Sports that Penn State officials are getting ready for Texas A&M to make a push for Franklin as a head coach if it turns out Kevin Sumlin is fired.
On Friday morning, Franklin tweeted this out in what seems to be a response to the rumors, although he mentions “recruiting,” which may imply that other coaches are using this news as negative recruiting.
Recruiting is a crazy business, people will do anything to create drama
1. From PA
2. #3 Ranked Team
3. #3 Ranked recruiting Class #WeAre
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) October 13, 2017
On top of that, Penn State’s athletic department felt compelled to release this statement on Friday.
“Nothing has changed from the commitment that we made to Coach Franklin and the commitment James made to Penn State just before this season started,” the statement said.
Franklin signed a contract extension that would keep him in Happy Valley through the 2022 season at an average of $5.8 million per year. According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, Sumlin is due the remainder of his contract if fired while Franklin has a $2 million buyout.
Franklin coached Vanderbilt from 2011-13, leading the Commodores to two bowl victories.
The post James Franklin seemingly shoots down Texas A&M rumors via subtweet appeared first on SEC Country.