Patrick Semansky
October 27, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Football coach James Franklin says he's staying at Penn State.

Franklin insisted he's not leaving despite a report by that he's interested in the Miami job after Al Golden was fired on Sunday.

Franklin says Tuesday that ''this is where I want to be.'' He added ''it causes a distraction for our team'' and he has ''no idea where it's coming from whatsoever.''

Franklin was hired in January 2014 to replace Bill O'Brien. The former Vanderbilt coach signed a six-year contract with a base pay of $1.3 million that escalates by $100,000 each season until 2019. With additional compensation outlined in the contract, Franklin will make $4.1 million this season.

If Franklin were to change his mind, he would owe a $5 million buyout, according to his contract.

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