Penn State coach James Franklin has signed a contract extension that guarantees him $34.7 million through 2022. According to terms released by Penn State on Friday, the deal is worth an average of $5.78 million annually and contains up to $1 million in incentive bonuses each year.
We've posted the press conferences from Monday's Big Ten Football Media Day in the YouTube player at the top of this post as well as on our YouTube page. BTN coverage runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday.
James Franklin met the media Saturday to discuss numerous topics about his program, in particular player and coach turnaround this offseason. Fresh off a 7-6 season that ended with a 24-17 loss to Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl, there’s been no shortage of musical chairs following Franklin’s second campaign. Staff-wise, Franklin fired offensive coordinator John Donovan, replacing him with Fordham head coach Joe Moorhead, while defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and offensive line coach Herb Hand bolted to Tennessee and Auburn, respectively. “We’ve had some turnover in the program with coaches and players,” Franklin said. “I’m very appreciative of what Bob
James Franklin’s third Penn State team has some challenges with an altered coaching staff and a number of player transfers. Amid the turnover, Franklin will try to take the next step in State College after going 7-6 in each of his first two seasons and 6-10 overall in the Big Ten. This remains a young roster that teems with promising talent.
James Franklin says he's staying at Penn State. Franklin insisted he's not leaving despite a report by CBSSports.com that he's interested in the Miami job after Al Golden was fired on Sunday.
The Penn State football team got a funny surprise in a recent team meeting and it led to plenty of double-takes. Penn State Homecoming Grand Marshal Keegan-Michael Key, a Penn State alumnus, showed up to impersonate Penn State football coach James Franklin during squad meeting, and it’s hilarious. Watch it all unfold in this clip from Penn State. After getting a few tips from Franklin himself, Key donned his coaching gear and made the perfect entrance to the team’s meeting room. He nailed the quote of the day, the handshake, and the overall delivery, and the players laughed through the
What a week! The Red Land Little League World Series team won the U.S. title and visited the Penn State football team and Beaver Stadium. See what happened during its visit to practice inside.
Here’s Penn State football coach James Franklin’s full media conference from Big Ten Football Media Days. Also today on BTN/BTN2Go: Watch our four-hour “BTN Live” at 3 p.m. ET for more Big Ten football interviews and analysis. On Saturday, BTN will air a Kickoff Luncheon Special at 7 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine. Coaches will join BTN’s lead studio host to discuss the upcoming season. Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State’s Joshua Perry will speak on behalf of the players in attendance. BTN is the sports fan’s home for championship football in 2015, as Ohio State begins its title defense on
There's never a dull day at the Big Ten Network offices, even in the offseason. On Monday, BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman had the chance to catch up with Penn State head coach James Franklin.
The nation is abuzz over Jim Harbaugh’s arrival at Michigan. And Ohio State is coming off a national title behind Urban Meyer, while Michigan State has emerged as an elite program under Mark Dantonio. But keep an eye on Penn State and James Franklin in the uber-tough Big Ten East.