James Franklin reportedly offered Penn State job

Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, a former Maryland assistant, reportedly has been offered the Penn State job (Butch Dill/Associated Press)

Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin reportedly has been offered the coaching job at Penn State, likely ending the possibility that he will interview with the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins had planned to meet with Franklin, formerly the offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland, this week, perhaps as soon as Thursday. But that meeting apparently won’t happen.

The Scranton Times-Tribune reported that Franklin was offered the Penn State job and is expected to accept or reject it Thursday. He would replace Bill O’Brien, who left the school to become the head coach of the Houston Texans.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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