Hot seat or warm seat I would tend to disagree. While some "fans" were annoyed at the 7 win seasons, Franklin's superiors (the AD and president) did not seem to be turning up the heat given the situation that they were in. I give coach Franklin credit for coming into a situation wanting to run an RPO offense and having a protege drop back passer entrenched as the starting QB. Credit him for keeping Hackenburg at Penn State (there were talks of him transferring, which would have left PSU without a QB who was a good soldier for the school at the time even if the styles of play and scheme were not so much compatible).
The UT thing is fun to watch (as long as it doesn't happen to YOUR school). Shoop is a weasel and if "intolerable working conditions" means that your spouses don't get along, I suppose there will always be jobs for ambulance chaser lawyers to argue that out for. He agreed to a contract and when he went to UT, it was widely understood that UT was not paying his buyout and he wasn't making much more than he was making at PSU. He's a loser and is getting what is deserved. I am sure he can find a job at Slippery Rock or something like that.