Matt Terl
Monday November 28th, 2011

First-year Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin will be receiving a pay raise and an extension on his contract, according to Clay Travis of Outkick The Coverage.

Vanderbilt Vice-Chancellor David Williams confirmed the existence of a deal to Travis, and said, "We'll do everything that we can to keep him here. We have to make this a place that our coaches want to be and that they have the opportunity to be successful."

Fraklin rose to prominence at the University of Maryland, leaving the school for an opportunity in the NFL and another at Kansas State before returning to the Terrapins as offensive coordinator.  Despite reports that he was the official head-coach-in-waiting at Maryland, Franklin elected to take the Vanderbilt job in December of 2010. This season, Franklin led Vanderbilt to a bowl eligible 6-6 record; according to Travis, Franklin has experienced tremendous success in building his recruiting class  as well.

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