Penn State preparing to keep James Franklin if other schools pursue him

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 preparing to keep James Franklin if other schools pursue him

That said, though, Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com writes that "Penn State officials are preparing for Texas A&M to make a run at hiring James Franklin should Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies part ways".

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.

If Texas A&M moves on from Kevin Sumlin as many expect, could the school go after James Franklin?

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Franklin now leads the No. 3 Nittany Lions as they make a run at a second consecutive Big Ten championship and potential berth in the College Football Playoff. The Aggies are 4-2 and a week removed from a one-score loss to Alabama; Sumlin's fate is not almost as precarious as it seemed after their opening-week collapse against UCLA.

As we hit the midway point of October in this college football season, there is much to still be decided.

This past summer Franklin signed a three-year contract extension worth almost $20 million that would keep him in Happy Valley through 2022. Against teams from the West division, he was just 9-15 prior to this season.

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It's too early to make a judgment either way, but perhaps Penn State might be worrying over nothing - for now.

Sumlin still has the Aggies a respectable 4-2 this season.

Franklin previously coached at Vanderbilt, so this would be something of an SEC homecoming if he were to have interest in the job.

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If A&M wants to poach Franklin from Penn State, the Aggies would have to pay a $2 million buyout for the Langhorne, Pennsylvania native and pay Sumlin the remainder of his six-year, $30 million dollar contract that he signed in 2013.

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