Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin is expected to be named head coach at Vanderbilt, ESPN's Joe Schad is reporting.
“I’m anticipating that,” Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said. “I talked to him this morning, but it hadn’t been finalized. Life goes on. I wish him the best of luck. I think he did a great job for us. I congratulated him. I’ve got to see what the fallout is and go from there.”
Friedgen was on a home visit when I called him this evening, so I didn't get to talk to him more than a minute. He didn't say if Franklin would coach the Terps against East Carolina in the Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman. It's important to remember that both Vanderbilt and Maryland have said that this hasn't been finalized yet. I'll have more on this if and when it becomes official.