Former Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin had some parting words for his former university in an ad Thursday in The Tennessean. The half-page ad in the Sports section read: His words: “THANK YOU VANDERBILT. IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL. ANCHOR DOWN, JAMES FRANKLIN."
PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2014 – James Franklin is just weeks away from signing his first recruiting class as the head coach at Penn State. Franklin was named the 16th head coach in program history on Saturday. He replaces Bill O'Brien, who did a remarkable job of keeping the program competitive after the Jerry Sandusky scandal rocked the university back in 2011.