Franklin cashes in at Penn State as coaching salaries get sillier
With Penn State showing signs of slippage, coach James Franklin probably felt his bargaining leverage slide. The Nittany Lions are 7-4 this season and just 11-9 since the start of 2020.
So he cheerfully signed a new 10-year deal with a base pay of $7.5 million plus goodies to stay in Happy Valley and stay off the coaching carousel during this offseason.
That sort of coin goes a long way in Central Pennsylvania. It also reminds us how insane the bidding for good college football coaches has become.
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