Via NBC Sports:
“We are thrilled to have James as the head of our football program. We wanted to make a strong pledge to James and this program with this new contract,” said AD Sandy Barbour. “James came to Penn State with a very clear vision and we have seen that grow and prosper. What he has done to bring success to our program, both on and off the field, has been nothing short of spectacular.
“James is a true Penn Stater with a commitment to the complete experience for our students by developing them academically, socially and on the field. Even more, he has embraced and been a pillar of the Happy Valley community since his arrival. James has won many games at Penn State and will continue to win many more, but what is more impressive is the number of lives he has impacted in our program and in our community.”
Flip the Page to see Franklin’s response to the new contract: