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A&M in pursuit of Penn State's Franklin?

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Does anyone leave happy valley for college station? 

I think it’s a lateral move. If you are Coach Franklin, you can’t live up to Bear Bryant or Joe Parerno, so if you bail where can you create a legacy? 

Not sure the timing is right. Unless someone dangles 10m+ per year then all bets are off. 

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Personally, I've never been sold on Franklin.  Some questionable character issues have dogged him, especially at Vandy.

His predecessor at PSU left for the NFL.  Penn State will always be in the shadow of Ohio State and Michigan, and he will be in the shadows of Meyer and Harbaugh.

A&M has a lot to offer.  Saban wont be around forever.  And Franklin probably feels like he matches up favorably on the recruiting trail with Tom Herman.  

 

 

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I think Franklin is right where he wants to be. He's a Western PA so I'm sure PSU has always been a dream job for him. Penn State won the East last year and look to be the best of the east year.

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2 hours ago, DrivenT said:

Personally, I've never been sold on Franklin.  Some questionable character issues have dogged him, especially at Vandy.

His predecessor at PSU left for the NFL.  Penn State will always be in the shadow of Ohio State and Michigan, and he will be in the shadows of Meyer and Harbaugh.

A&M has a lot to offer.  Saban wont be around forever.  And Franklin probably feels like he matches up favorably on the recruiting trail with Tom Herman.  

 

 

I don't think Harbaugh will be around for ever either at UM. Meyer. That is hard to tell. Isn't he an Ohio guy?

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1 minute ago, Coach Ellenwood said:

I don't think Harbaugh will be around for ever either at UM. Meyer. That is hard to tell. Isn't he an Ohio guy?

I dont see Meyer going to the NFL.  Harbaugh - yes.

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3 minutes ago, DrivenT said:

I dont see Meyer going to the NFL.  Harbaugh - yes.

But would Meyer go to another university?  That is difficult. I am 50/50. 

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8 hours ago, Coach Ellenwood said:

I don't think Harbaugh will be around for ever either at UM. Meyer. That is hard to tell. Isn't he an Ohio guy?

Meyer is an Ohio guy: Ashatabula.

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1 hour ago, Gipper said:

Meyer is an Ohio guy: Ashatabula.

Yeah Meyer ain't leaving Ohio State until he retires. Notre Dame is a lateral move at best.

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22 minutes ago, Footballking16 said:

Yeah Meyer ain't leaving Ohio State until he retires. Notre Dame is a lateral move at best.

Complete agreement.  You also have to consider the geographical aspect as Franklin is from Pennsylvania which is a world away from Tejas.  Ask Baylor's coach, one time Temple coach.  The Irish, indeed, are a lateral move.  Gone are the days of the Four Horseman, Joe Montana, even Rocket Ishamil.  I don't know if they'd best to get up and comer (not their style, though) or a respected name.  It's not like they're not sitting on piles of cash in South Bend.

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Everybody has a 'dream job" in their profession.  For Meyer, it's Notre Dame.

It could be the crowning achievement of a great career.  Leading the Irish back to the National Championship.  Looking at his track record, he might be nearing his final years at OSU.

 

 

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Year School G W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Bowl Notes
16 Yrs Overall 200 170 30 0 .850 16.03 2.73       10-3  
2 Yrs Bowling Green State 23 17 6 0 .739 3.64 -6.19       0-0  
2 Yrs Utah 24 22 2 0 .917 15.88 0.38       2-0  
6 Yrs Florida 80 65 15 0 .813 17.64 5.45       5-1  
6 Yrs Ohio State 73 66 7 0 .904 18.60 3.76
2001 Bowling Green State 11 8 3 0 .727 4.58 -4.42          
2002 Bowling Green State 12 9 3 0 .750 2.70 -7.96   20      
2003 Utah 12 10 2 0 .833 10.01 0.34   21 21 Liberty Bowl-W  
2004 Utah 12 12 0 0 1.000 21.76 0.43 20 4 4 Fiesta Bowl-W Co-coach with Kyle Whittingham for Fiesta Bowl
2005 Florida 12 9 3 0 .750 12.32 3.82 10 5 12 Outback Bowl-W  
2006 Florida 14 13 1 0 .929 19.66 6.95 7 1 1 BCS Championship-W  
2007 Florida 13 9 4 0 .692 18.06 6.83 6 3 13 Capital One Bowl-L  
2008 Florida 14 13 1 0 .929 25.37 5.59 5 1 1 BCS Championship-W  
2009 Florida 14 13 1 0 .929 21.15 5.43 1 1 3 Sugar Bowl-W  
2010 Florida 13 8 5 0 .615 9.30 4.07 4 4   Outback Bowl-W  
2012 Ohio State 12 12 0 0 1.000 13.81 0.89 18 3 3    
2013 Ohio State 14 12 2 0 .857 15.65 1.43 2 2 12 Orange Bowl-L  
2014 Ohio State 15 14 1 0 .933 20.44 5.17 5 1 1 Sugar Bowl-W, College Football Championship-W  
2015 Ohio State 13 12 1 0 .923 20.73 3.81 1 1 4 Fiesta Bowl-W  
2016 Ohio State 13 11 2 0 .846 18.82 6.59 6 2 6 Fiesta Bowl-L  
2017 Ohio State 6 5 1 0 .833 22.19 4.69 2 2      

 

 

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Franklin AND Meyer aren't going anywhere, anytime soon.  Notre Dame is Meyer's "dream job"?  How do these rumors get started?  Meyer will retire from Ohio State.   Franklin is in the beginnings of building a national contender at Penn State.  Whether A & M throws big money at him or not, he's going to stay and see that through.  Look at what Penn State was before he got there and where they are now.  Maybe if Penn State wins a national title, but not before.  

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43 minutes ago, itiswhatitis said:

Franklin AND Meyer aren't going anywhere, anytime soon.  Notre Dame is Meyer's "dream job"?  How do these rumors get started?  Meyer will retire from Ohio State. .  

The ND job was Meyer’s for the asking before Brian Kelly got the job and before Meyer went to OSU. He’s not willing to deal with some of the restrictions in recruiting that come with the ND job. Never happen.

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2 hours ago, itiswhatitis said:

Franklin AND Meyer aren't going anywhere, anytime soon.  Notre Dame is Meyer's "dream job"?  How do these rumors get started?  Meyer will retire from Ohio State.   Franklin is in the beginnings of building a national contender at Penn State.  Whether A & M throws big money at him or not, he's going to stay and see that through.  Look at what Penn State was before he got there and where they are now.  Maybe if Penn State wins a national title, but not before.  

Sometimes, the job is "done," and guys want a new challenge.  Work becomes repetitive.  For some , its more about the process of building than it is about collecting titles.  Meyer seems to be one of those guys.  

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4 hours ago, DrivenT said:

Sometimes, the job is "done," and guys want a new challenge.  Work becomes repetitive.  For some , its more about the process of building than it is about collecting titles.  Meyer seems to be one of those guys.  

You are entitled to your opinion, but with the information I have, he's not leaving.  His "job" is far from done.

5 hours ago, bobref said:

The ND job was Meyer’s for the asking before Brian Kelly got the job and before Meyer went to OSU. He’s not willing to deal with some of the restrictions in recruiting that come with the ND job. Never happen.

He took the job he "wanted" and that was to go back home and coach at OSU.

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