Cleveland Browns have requested permission to interview Vanderbilt’s James Franklin for head coach job, per report http://t.co/yMjUOuaBjY
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 4, 2014
The Cleveland Browns are requesting permission to interview Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin, according to a report. The team had been linked to the Commodore head man before in this process, but this would be the first concrete link. Franklin had worked with the Philadelphia Eagles when Joe Banner was there, so he is familiar with Franklin. He has two years of experience in the NFL.
Today, the Commodores play the BBVA Compass Bowl against the University of Houston and there have been reports that Franklin will be interviewing for the vacancy at Penn State tomorrow. It is unclear where Franklin ultimately wants to go, but at this point, the one thing that seems to be a good bet is his days in Nashville are numbered. It just seems to be a matter of where Franklin wants to go and whether he wants to stay in college or make the move to the NFL.