The University of Maryland’s coach-in-waiting may not hold that title for much longer. Offensive coordinator James Franklin, according to reports from ESPN, has been offered the head coach position at Vanderbilt University.
If Franklin decides to leave and take the head coaching job, Maryland will have to take immediate action.
Maryland will have to hire an offensive coordinator, strong recruiter and quarterbacks coach. Franklin handles all of these responsibilities.
Of course another option is to promote from within.
The bigger question, if Franklin takes the gig, is will Maryland extend the contract of Ralph Friedgen. Friedgen’s contract expires after next season, but if Franklin leaves, there’s no clear head coach for the program.
What do you think? Who should the Terps hire if Franklin leaves and what roles should the new coach take on?