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Thursday Coaching Search Update and Open Thread

A week after the official announcement of the coaching search, and it looks like the committee may have their guy.

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Well, that was fun, wasn't it?

After a night of planegate, or whatever clever nickname is out there, we ended up with this:

Later last night, though, Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune reported that Vanderbilt Head Coach James Franklin had been extended an official offer. On the heels of multiple reports earlier in the week that Franklin would likely accept if offered (along with conventional wisdom that suggests that Penn State wouldn't likely offer him the position were it not confident that he'd accept), today may very well be the day.

As for that plane? Well, former BSD staffer and current writer (and current internet pariah) Ben Jones has a theory:

Don't plan on getting any work done yet, guys.