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Report: James Franklin Reportedly To Accept Vanderbilt Head Coaching Job, According To Report

Yep, went triple-reportedly on that one, because the report that Vanderbilt is expected to hire Maryland Terrapins offensive coordinator is coming from The Washington Post, which has already gotten this story wrong once. Just a couple days ago they reported Gus Malzahn had accepted Vandy’s offer, setting both Vandy football fans up for disappointment.

Still, it’s at least more realistic-sounding than that Malzahn flight of fancy, which was kind of a crazy idea by Vandy itself in the first place. Not to say we weren’t all rooting for it to happen, but still.

WaPo says Franklin could be announced tomorrow, and negotiations are underway today. Franklin would be the second coach-in-waiting to join the SEC in the past week, after Texas Longhorns defensive coordinator Will Muschamp gave up said position to become Florida Gators head coach.

Franklin has coached at Kansas State, Green Bay, Idaho State, Washington State, and various other spots in addition to Maryland.

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