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Penn State Football: Board Of Trustees Set To Discuss Franklin Contract Per Report

by on August 15, 2017 11:50 AM

The Penn State Board of Trustees compensation committee is set to meet this Friday via a teleconference to discuss James Franklin's contract extension according to Sports Illustrated.

According to a release by the Board of Trustees, the committee will meet in a private session on Friday from 11:30-11:45 am which will be immediately followed by a public session. That public meeting will be streamed at 

Penn State held a similar meeting when former coach Bill O'Brien's contract was extended, that extension agreed to and announced publicly not long after the conclusion of the meeting.

Franklin's current contract expires in 2019 with a base salary of $4.5 million. In 2017 Franklin will make a base salary of $4.3 million.

Both Penn State and Franklin have been extension talks for the better part of the past six months, although not necessarily rigorous talks that entire time. Whatever the hold up may have been, be it staff pay or facility commitments, it appears that Penn State and Franklin are just days away from officially putting pen to paper.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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