PHILADELPHIA (CBS)  – There is a new leader to be the next Penn State head football coach, according to a report.

Vanderbilt’s James Franklin is reportedly the “frontrunner” land the job, according to a report from Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.

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Franklin, 41 years old, was born in Langhorne and went to Neshaminy High School.

Franklin began at Vanderbilt in 2011, his first head coaching job. He was a quarterback at East Stroudsburg, and has coached in various capacities in college football and the NFL since 1995. He has a 24-15 record in three seasons as Vanderbilt head coach, and has gone to a bowl game in each year.

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Franklin is also considered a candidate for the Detroit Lions head coaching vacancy.

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