Franklin has a “good shot” to be hired as the head coach at Penn State and it’s not clear if his meeting with the Redskins will occur, according to one person familiar with the situation.
The meeting between the Redskins and Franklin, if it does happen, could occur as soon as Thursday, that person said, adding that the Cleveland Browns also could be in the mix if Franklin doesn’t land at Penn State. The former University of Maryland offensive coordinator would be replacing Bill O’Brien at the school. O’Brien left Penn State to become the head coach of the Houston Texans.
The Redskins are interviewing Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on Wednesday amid some sentiment around the league that he has emerged as the front-runner to replace the fired Mike Shanahan.
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● Jay Gruden, by the numbers.
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