James Franklin received a 10-year contract from Penn State today at $8.5 million per season. The school buyout is his full remaining salary plus a loan. His buyout if he leaves this year is $12 million this year, $8 million next year and $6 million in 2023.
Translation: Franklin wanted the USC or LSU jobs but knew he wasn’t getting them. So he went for the 10-year deal.
USC can stay focused on Luke Fickell, Dave Aranda and Matt Campbell.