Penn State football chat, coach James Franklin edition

Penn State promised a quick search for its next coach, and that’s what it delivered. The Nittany Lions hired James Franklin on Saturday, ending the search after roughly nine or 10 days.

And Franklin appears to be getting right down to business. Reports surfaced late Saturday night and early Sunday morning that at least two Vanderbilt recruits were flipping their commitment to follow Franklin to Penn State.

Plenty of questions remain. What does Franklin’s hiring mean for longtime PSU assistant Larry Johnson and other staffers who currently remain at Penn State? What does Franklin’s arrival mean to Penn State’s crop of 2014 recruits — who at this point have only verbally committed, and who committed to Bill O’Brien? What about the impact of the Vanderbilt rape case?

Bring your questions and comments to Frank Bodani’s weekly Penn State football chat. He’ll field your questions for at least an hour starting at 8 p.m. Monday.

In the meantime, be sure to check out some more coverage from Penn State’s coaching hire:

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5 Responses to Penn State football chat, coach James Franklin edition

  1. Eric says:

    What do you think the James Franklin slogan shirts will say?

  2. Eric says:

    NCAA was talking about lifting the bowl band even as early as this year. What are your thoughts on that and how likely is that?

    • Frank Bodani says:

      I still believe the bowl ban will be lifted, but the timing is difficult to predict. I heard where Bill O’Brien had been pushing for it to happen before spring practice started in March.
      But the NCAA could wait until another George Mitchell report in September.

  3. maxin md says:

    Bob Flounders is reporting that LJ was offered the D-line job but chose to turn it down.

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