When it comes to the USC head coaching rumors, one name continues to be brought up — Penn State coach James Franklin.

It seems he’s connected to the Trojans’ job every year, and every year so far, he’s turned them down. This year, though, he hasn’t outright said “no” when asked about the opening.

Why? Well, Franklin said on Wednesday after practice that he’s learned it doesn’t matter what he says, so he’s decided to handle the rumors with his team and recruits individually instead of going through the media:

Franklin said his biggest focus is getting the Nittany Lions ready for this weekend’s game against Auburn. It should be an impressive atmosphere, as ESPN’s College GameDay will be in town.

Here’s a video of what Franklin said on Wednesday after practice:

In case you missed it on Wednesday, Urban Meyer and Bob Stoops also weighed in on rumors connecting them to the USC opening.