The possibility arose with a coaching change at Penn State, but it appears a local three-star recruit will again bypass Maryland after flipping to an ACC school.
James Franklin used part of first Penn State press conference to mention a man he called 'a genius'--former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen.
They were once colleagues at Maryland. Now they're successor and predecessor. But that doesn't mean James Franklin can't crack a joke.
There is one major flaw in the James Franklin/Maryland argument. Would he really have been isolated from other suitors if he stayed at Maryland? Exploring it here.
Former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin will meet Maryland again in conference play, reportedly agreeing to become Penn State's next head coach.