PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Vanderbilt’s James Franklin will be the new head coach of the Penn State football team, according to a report from Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.
Feldman sent out the following tweet Thursday morning.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 9, 2014
Franklin, 41, was born in Langhorne, Pa. and went to Neshaminy High School.
Franklin began at Vanderbilt in 2011, his first head coaching job. He was a quarterback at East Stroudsburg, and has coached in various capacities in college football and the NFL since 1995.
He has a 24-15 record in three seasons as Vanderbilt head coach, and has gone to a bowl game in each year.
Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports talks about the James Franklin acquisition: