USC head coaching rumors: James Franklin asked again about Trojans job
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 he’ll have conversations with his team and recruits.
“I’m concerned about my team.”
— Onward Sports (@OnwardStSports) September 15, 2021
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:
James Franklin on USC and why he doesn’t just say “no” right now to any of the speculation. pic.twitter.com/yBRiMJwXRX
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) September 15, 2021