5 reasons James Franklin isn't a good fit for the Aggies

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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Penn State women's volleyball senior Haleigh Washington joined elite company on Monday afternoon when she was awarded her eighth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor as announced by the league office, after leading the Nittany Lions to a 2-0 weekend.

On Thursday, rumors surfaced that Penn State was preparing for Texas A&M to make a run at coach James Franklin if Kevin Sumlin is fired at the end of the season. The Nittany Lions are now undefeated and ranked third in the country.

Texas A&M has a big checkbook, but Franklin isn't exactly dealing with a mid-major at Penn State, either. Things are pretty cushy for Franklin in Happy Valley.

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The interest shouldn't come as a surprise to Nittany Lion fans.

Franklin signed a three-year contract, $19.75 million extension in August that goes on through the 2022 season. "I look forward to diligently working with President Barron and Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour on implementing a plan that puts our University and our student-athletes in the best position to compete on the field and in life".

Sumlin, whose 4-2 Aggies have finished with a record of 8-5 in each of the last three seasons was placed firmly on the hotseat this summer when Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward called out his football coach on "The Paul Finebaum Show".

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