James Franklin was at Vanderbilt and then made the change to Penn State. He went from what was a bottom-dwelling SEC school to what could potentially be a high-end Big Ten job.

The job he has done in Happy Valley has been great. Although, one can argue, he hasn’t taken Penn State over the top yet. That would involve winning the Big Ten, getting to a College Football Playoff and being a legitimate contender. That’s what’s next for Franklin if he does want to take Penn State to the next level.

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On Tuesday, during his weekly press conference, Franklin got into closing the gap with Ohio State — after losing to the Buckeyes last weekend — and the importance of consistency:

Franklin and the Nittany Lions close their regular season with a home matchup against Rutgers on Saturday, Nov. 30.