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Penn State Football Coach James Franklin Doesn’t Sound Interested In The NFL

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Don’t expect to see Penn State football coach James Franklin leaving for the NFL anytime soon.

“I’ve kind of been through that when I took the Penn State job. I had four or five interviews in the NFL, one or two that I took, and three or so that I turned down once I took the Penn State job. This is an unbelievable situation for me and my family,” Franklin recently said when discussing the option of the NFL during a WIP interview, according to PennLive.com.

 

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I understand Franklin not wanting to leave for the NFL. Penn State is one of the best jobs in America, it has a legendary fanbase, it has an epic stadium and it competes in arguably the hardest division of football in the Big Ten East. (RELATED: Will Jack Coan Or Graham Mertz Start At Quarterback For The Wisconsin Badgers?)

He’s 45-21 through five seasons with the Nittany Lions, and he’s had them rolling these past few years. I’m not sure why he’d want to dip out at all.

 

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He’s also making just under $5 million a year. Again, he truly is in the perfect situation at Penn State, and he’s making a ton of money doing it.

Why would he want to leave? It doesn’t make sense at all for him to jump to the NFL unless the perfect situation arose.

In the meantime, he should keep building up Penn State. He’s doing a hell of a job so far.

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