James Franklin to Texas A&M? Franklin, Penn State say no way

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State officials have begun internally preparing for Texas A&M to pursue head football coach James Franklin if Kevin Sumlin departs the university after this season. This year, Penn State is now ranked No. 3 in the country and could well be headed for a College Football Playoff berth.

Of course, that doesn't mean Penn State is in danger of Franklin leaving.

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.

Supposedly, A&M had expressed interest in Franklin, whose Penn State team is ranked No. 3 in the nation, in the event the Aggies let go of Sumlin. Franklin has established recruiting connections throughout the state and region, and after two mediocre seasons he has found top-5 success with the Nittany Lions.

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A Penn State spokesman has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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.

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. Sumlin hasn't exactly been treated with much dignity on what many think is his way out of College Station, despite a 48-23 overall record (23-20 in SEC play).

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