Despite the fact that James Franklin has yet to announce his decision on the Penn State job, all signs point to a matter of “when” and not “if.” The move will not only land him at one of America’s highest-profile coaching jobs, but Franklin’s bank account will also receive a nice boost. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy is reporting that his contract could be up to $4.5 million per year.
James Franklin expected to receive contract worth up to $4.5M/year at Penn State, source told @ESPN. Bill O’Brien made $3.82M
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 10, 2014
Franklin was believed to make in the $3 million dollar range while at Vanderbilt; as a private university, Vandy does not have to disclose coaching contracts.
The 41-year-old Langhorne, Pennsylvania native will bring three years of head coaching experience and a 24-15 overall record with him to Happy Valley.