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Penn State coaching search ends with Vandy's James Franklin

The college football program that went the longest without a change at the head coaching spot now needs another one. Bill O'Brien left Penn State football much better than he found it two years ago, and now James Franklin will try to complete the rebuild.

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Don't underestimate James Franklin

Vanderbilt won a lot with new Penn State head coach James Franklin in charge, but it didn't set the world on fire. The thing we have to remember is how little the Dores won before Franklin took over.

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Franklin officially to Penn State

The Nittany Lions finally have their man, and it's time for Vanderbilt to find a replacement.

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Vanderbilt to make Franklin counter-offer

SB Nation has learned the school will attempt to re-structure the head coach's deal in order to keep him from leaving for Penn State.

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Franklin to Penn State reportedly final soon

James Franklin would replace Joe Paterno's replacement at Penn State, following an impressive three-year run at Vanderbilt.

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COACHWATCH: Penn State stands (almost) alone

With Texas and Louisville wrapped, Penn State is probably the last big domino to fall this year.

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Penn State interviewing 49ers OC Greg Roman

Roman has been a part of an impressive run of success in San Francisco.

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Vandy working to keep James Franklin

The Commodores are once again fighting to keep their football coach from heading elsewhere.

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Penn State reportedly down to Franklin, Munchak

And rumors of Greg Schiano being a Nittany Lions target appear to have fallen by the wayside.

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The com

Two of the biggest jobs in college football, and the two biggest vacant ones at the moment, require coaches who aren't just good at winning football games.

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Texans hire Bill O'Brien from Penn State

After just two seasons with Penn State, the former NFL coordinator is headed back to the professional ranks.

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Franklin would be Penn State's top target

If Bill O'Brien leaves Penn State, James Franklin would reportedly be one of the Nittany Lions' top targets.

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ESPN: Texans expect O'Brien hire soon

Bill O'Brien has been linked to NFL jobs before and is now closely tied to the Houston Texans.

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Bucs fire Greg Schiano

A late-season surge wasn't enough to counteract two years of mediocrity and off-field issues for Schiano.

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Franklin reportedly a target for NFL teams

Could Vanderbilt's star coach be headed to the professional ranks after three straight bowl games at one of the nation's toughest jobs?

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Report: PSU to pursue Schiano if O'Brien leaves

Nittany Lions athletic director Dave Joyner might already have his new coach picked out.

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COACHWATCH: Waiting on O'Brien and Texas

B.O'B. is interviewing in Houston, nothing is leaking at Texas, UMass is a mess, and option coaches are eyeing their options at Georgia Southern. But if Penn State joins the Longhorns in needing to pluck a coach, get ready for a very busy January.

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Lions reportedly interested in O'Brien

O'Brien could draw interest from a few NFL teams.

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Schiano denies interest in Penn State job

Despite being on the NFL hot seat, Greg Schiano has denied any interest in the Penn State coaching job.

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Three coaches reportedly interested in PSU job

James Franklin and two NFL head coaches are reportedly interested in the position.

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Bill O'Brien reportedly tried to ease path to NFL

Second-year Nittany Lions coach had buyout reduced by almost $13 million.

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