James Franklin Repsonds To Contract Extension: "I Love Penn State"

By Nick Polak on December 6, 2019 at 4:09 pm
Sep 7, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin reacts to offensive linesmen Mike Miranda (73) during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bulls at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Buffalo 45-13.
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On the heels of having his new contract extension approved by the Board of Trustees on Friday, Penn State head coach James Franklin took to Twitter to respond to the news.

The note reads as follows –

It's not often a coach gets an opportunity to move back to their home state and coach the team they grew up watching. It's even more rare that it's a school as rich in history and tradition as Penn State. It's been an honor and privilege to be the head coach of the Penn State Football program for the last six years.

It's gratifying to work at a university where the administration cares as much about what happens in the classroom and community as it does about wins and losses. I love Penn State, our players and our dedicated coaches and staff. I'm proud to continue this journey with them and grateful that President Barron, Sandy Barbour and the Board of Trustees share my vision for continuing our pursuit of excellence!

The new contract will run for six years, with more terms being released in the near future.