Dear James Franklin,
We know you are busy trying to go 1-0 this week, but the college football world is not going to let you focus solely on Penn State beating Illinois. Sure, you have a top-10 team, you’re in the thick of the Big Ten East race and there is a realistic path to the College Football Playoff should quarterback Sean Clifford come back healthy.
But you know how things work nowadays. We're always spinning things forward, forward, forward. We have to look to the future. The next game, the next season, the next job. Speaking of which …
The USC job is open. The LSU job is open. You are an attractive candidate for both. USC is going to call. LSU is going to call after Jimbo Fisher turns it down. At either place, you can get a big fat raise, a new honeymoon period with a swooning fan base and a consensus top-10 job in the profession. So where should you go?