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Texas A&M potentially looking at Penn State's James Franklin

14 October, 2017, 00:47 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Penn State coach James Franklin right shows Ohio State coach Urban Meyer the student section of Beaver Stadium before an NCAA college football game in State College Pa. Saturday Oct. 25 2014

Penn State and coach James Franklin say they remain committed to each other amid reports that Texas A&M could be interested in the Nittany Lions coach. Penn State is the No. 3 team in the AP Poll and looks like one of the favorites to win the Big Ten title.

But there is far more reason to believe Franklin would simply use A&M as a bargaining chip to force Penn State into giving him another raise.

A&M has devoted huge resources to football since it moved to the SEC, but Franklin, a Pennsylvania native, has Penn State rolling at a high level on the field and in recruiting.

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Yes, Sumlin still has his job at the moment, but the pressure continues to mount for the A&M leader. The 2016 season started a bit shaky with losses to Pitt and MI before the Nittany Lions rattled off nine straight wins, including a dramatic decision over Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. Things are pretty cushy for Franklin in Happy Valley.

The festivities kick off with a 3 p.m. visit by the Nittany Lion, who'll get the crowed pumped up and pose for photos.

"My family and I are very thankful to be a part of the Penn State community", Franklin said in a written statement after the contract announcement.

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Franklin guided the Nittany Lions to the Rose Bowl last season, and he was handsomely rewarded for doing so-in August, he signed a six-year contract extension worth almost $20 million. He's an attractive candidate for the Aggies, who'd have to pay Penn State a modest $2 million buyout.

The Nittany Lions followed that up with a pair of comfortable wins over IN (45-14 on September 30) and Northwestern (31-7 on October 7). It's worth keeping an eye on, but don't expect this to be the last time a major program is after Franklin.

He does lack some of the luster he once had. Sumlin has a 48-23 record in five-plus seasons with the school but has failed to do better than an 8-5 record each of the previous three years.

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