Penn State agrees to 10-year contract with head coach James Franklin; Howard Eskin disapproves


James Franklin is staying in Happy Valley for a long time.

Penn State announced on Tuesday that it agreed to a 10-year contract extension with the head football coach through the 2031 season.

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“We are excited to have James Franklin lead our football program for a long time,” Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour said in a statement. “We will continue our collective efforts to constantly improve in all aspects of our program. We have made, and will need to continue to make, significant investment in our football program because we believe we have a very bright future under James. With this contract, we are signaling our sustained commitment to being one of the premier programs in the history of college football.”

94WIP's Howard Eskin criticized the decision by PSU.