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Gallery: Penn State football coach James Franklin

Vanderbilt’s James Franklin is Penn State’s new football coach, and he will be introduced in a press conference at 3:15 p.m. ET on BTN2Go. Franklin replaces Bill O’Brien, who left after two seasons to coach the Houston Texans. View a USA TODAY Sports photo gallery of Franklin in this post. [ MORE: Dienhart: Franklin a ‘home-run hire’ for Penn State ]

Video: James Franklin greets young Penn State fans

New Penn State football coach James Franklin has landed and is ready for his introductory press conference, which will air live at 4:15 p.m. ET on BTN2Go. After touching down at the University Park Airport, Franklin met media and fans who were awaiting his arrival. He even stopped to introduce himself to a couple young fans. Watch the video in this post. [ MORE: Dienhart: Franklin a ‘home run’ hire for Penn State ] Here’s the video from @ESPNJoshMoyer. Notice the Penn State umbrella and Penn State-themed tie? Yeah, Franklin is ready for his new job. We also have this

It's official! James Franklin named Penn State coach

The Pennsylvania State University has selected James Franklin, a Pennsylvania native who is one of the nation’s most successful and dynamic coaches, as the 16th head football coach in its storied 127-year history. [ MORE: Dienhart: Franklin a ‘home run hire’ for Penn State ] Penn State President Rodney Erickson and Director of Athletics Dave Joyner announced Franklin’s appointment today. The enthusiastic and passionate Franklin led Vanderbilt University to unprecedented success in his three years as head coach, winning nine games in each of the past two years, and finishing in the Top 25 in consecutive seasons, both for the

Nov 23, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Vanderbilt won 14 to 10.

Dienhart: Franklin a 'home-run hire' for Penn State

Penn State acting athletic director Dave Joyner said the school was going to move quickly to fill its coaching vacancy, and he wasn’t kidding. The school will hold a 4:15 p.m. ET press conference on Saturday to introduce Vanderbilt’s James Franklin as the next Nittany Lions head football coach. This is a home-run hire. Less than two weeks after Bill O’Brien bolted to coach the Houston Texans in a long-anticipated move, Penn State will have grabbed one of the hottest young coaches in America. The school apparently grabbed Franklin over ex-Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak, long-time assistant Larry Johnson and

Live video: Watch Penn State name coach Saturday

BTN2Go and the Big Ten Digital Network will offer a free live stream of Penn State’s 4:15 p.m. ET Saturday press conference where the school is reportedly set to announce Vanderbilt’s James Franklin as the new football coach. You can watch the entire event live online Saturday via or the Big Ten Digital Network. What’s the difference between those two links? The event will be the same on both. BTN2Go delivers live and on-demand BTN programming to BTN subscribers via the web, mobile phone and tablet, and it’s available to subscribers of participating TV providers. Learn more at, or

Hackenberg introduces new TD dance on Vine

Celebratory dances appear to be the new trend taking over college football headlines as of late.  We have seen Michigan State’s locker room celebration, dancing to Rich Homie Quan’s hit song, “Type of Way,” following victories. We have seen Melvin Gordon and James White bust out a touchdown dance, which became a huge hit on YouTube this season. But this one could take the cake. Penn State freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg was recently featured in a Vine video doing his own version of a celebratory touchdown dance. Hackenberg Touchdown Dance #Ballin #OoooKillEm #HannahMontana #Migos #ShowOut #HackenbergUniversity — Josh Barringer

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Daily links: 10 Big Ten stories to know Thursday

This just in on the Penn State coaching search: San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman reportedly interviewed for the post on Monday. Wow, he’s a busy guy, as the 49ers have a playoff game at Carolina this weekend. So, if you are keeping track, James Franklin, Mike Munchak and Larry Johnson are in the mix. Oh, and it looks like Franklin has an offer on the table. This thing may end soon. Very soon. *** The big news that hit yesterday was the firing of Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges. But, really, it wasn’t news. I think we all

How much is your Big Ten football team worth? A lot!

How much is your Big Ten football team worth? Thanks to a recent study by Ryan Brewer, an assistant professor of finance at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, we have an idea. Let’s state the obvious: every Big Ten program is worth a lot. But, Michigan ($688.5 million) and Ohio State ($674.8) lead the Big Ten and only trail Texas ($875) and Notre Dame ($811.5). Editor’s note: In the first version of this story, we incorrectly used last year’s study and numbers. The error has been fixed. [ MORE: View the total value of top college football teams ] According to

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Why each B1G team should feel good about 2014

It’s not too early to start thinking about the 2014 season, right? Right. Others already are in on the action, with super-early top 25 polls. So, here’s why you should be excited about your team’s prospects for next season. Smiles, everyone! [ MORE: View the final 2013 college football polls ] ILLINOIS Fans are jacked out of their mind to see Oklahoma State transfer quarterback Wes Lunt, who could take this improving offense to another level. Don’t forget about Aaron Bailey, too. RB Josh Ferguson is a special jack-of-all-trades. All of the young talent on defense that took its bumps

Penn State expects to have new coach in 'matter of days'

Penn State Director of Athletics Dave Joyner released a statement Tuesday regarding the school’s football head coaching search. Read the full release in this post. [ MORE: AP: Interim coach Larry Johnson eyes full-time job ] Here is Joyner’s release: “The search for the new leader of the Penn State football program is progressing very well. We are on schedule and I anticipate having the new head coach in place in a matter of days. The search is robust as we anticipated it would be and we have an excellent pool of candidates. I have heard from many coaches, or