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Penn State Football: Major Announcement Set For Saturday Afternoon

by on January 10, 2014 2:38 PM

Penn State President Rodney Erickson and Director of Athletics Dave Joyner are scheduled make a major announcement on Saturday, January 11 at 4:15 p.m according to a university press release.

While the topic of the press conference is unknown at this time, it is believed that Penn State will announce the hiring of Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin, as the 16th head coach of Penn State football. Franklin and Penn State have been in talks for a better part of a week, Penn State officials event visiting Franklin while at his second home in Destin Florida earlier this week.

Franklin is reportedly meeting with Vanderbilt AD David Williams this afternoon.

A Penn State Board of Trustees committee is set to meet early Saturday to approve the contract. ESPN reports Franklin is expected to receive a contract worth up to $4.5 million per year.

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