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Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin were both on hand Tuesday for Penn State WR Allen Robinson's pro day.

Both in-state coaches have a need at WR, so file this news away. Robinson reportedly impressed evaluators during the workout, with NFL.com's Gil Brandt tweeting that Robinson's "stock will be up." Robinson weighed in at 208 after tipping the scales at 220 in Indy, one possible reason that he improved on his numbers from a mediocre showing at the combine.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 8 - 10:33 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes that Penn State WR Allen Robinson's "stock will be up" after his pro day performance.

"WR Allen Robinson having big day at Penn State pro day. 42 Vertical jump, 11 Broad jump, sub-4.5 40. Stock will be up after today," Brandt tweeted. The two-time Big Ten receiver of the year may not have break away speed, but he does make up for it with size (6-foot-3, 220 pounds)and athleticism. Teams are impressed with his ability to dominate smaller defenders after the catch, as well as his versatility to play inside or outside, and win at the catch point. Robinson could hear his name called in the second round of the draft.
Apr 8 - 1:39 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah praised Penn State WR Allen Robinson for his yards after catch ability.

"Wish (Robinson) had more juice but I love the way he fights for every inch after the catch. Very physical," Jeremiah tweeted. According to Rotoworld contributor Greg Peshek, Robinson's yards after the catch averaged out to 7.56, a very solid number. He also has nice vision and block anticipation as a ball carrier.
Mar 11 - 9:53 AM

Penn State WR Allen Robinson ran an official 4.60 forty time and leaped to a 39-inch vertical.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound receiver's unofficial times were announced at 4.56 and 4.60, about as expected. Robinson displays good body control, run after the catch skill and foot speed to separate from defenders. He might not be a first-round pick, but the productive former Nittany Lions' star will likely be selected in the top-50.
Feb 23 - 5:13 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline ranked three wide receivers as sure-fire first round picks.

Clemson's Sammy Watkins, Texas A&M's Mike Evans, and USC's Marqise Lee all took home first-round grades from the evaluator. Penn State's Allen Robinson and Oregon State's Brandin Cooks landed on the 1-2 round bubble, while Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin and LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. received second-round grades.
Jan 30 - 5:58 PM

James Franklin's new contract at Penn State is worth up to $4.5 million annually, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

That would make Franklin the Big Ten's second-highest-paid coach behind Ohio State's Urban Meyer. Franklin will officially be announced as the Nittany Lions' new coach on Saturday, taking over for Bill O'Brien, who was named coach of the Houston Texans last week.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 10 - 11:26 PM

Vanderbilt's James Franklin will be Penn State's next head coach, according to CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman.

The two have been linked for quite some time, but there appeared to be some delay in the past few days. Franklin turned Vanderbilt into a winning program, and, despite inheriting restrictions at Penn State, he is expected to do the same with the Nittany Lions.
Jan 9 - 11:52 AM

Penn State has offered Vanderbilt's James Franklin their head coaching job, according to the Times-Tribune.

Franklin "was offered the head coaching position during an hours-long meeting with the university's search committee in Destin, Fla," The Times-Tribune writes. "Both sources, who spoke on conditions of anonymity because no official announcement had been made, said Franklin is expected to either accept or reject the job today." Frankline turned down an interview with the Washington Redskins, so he will likely be coaching at Vanderbilt or Penn State last year.
Jan 9 - 9:24 AM

Football Scoop reports that on Tuesday night Vanderbilt wanted to match the offer HC James Franklin received from Penn State.

According to the report, Penn State thought the move was a done deal until this happened. Football Scoop adds Vanderbilt officials "were not pleased." Apparently Penn State is now set to interview 49ers OC Greg Roman, who was a candidate for the Vandy job before it was offered to Franklin.
Jan 8 - 11:31 AM

Football Scoop reports Penn State will offer their head coaching position to Vanderbilt's James Franklin.

The same site expects Franklin to accept the offer. Penn State reportedly set their sights on Al Golden in the last week, but the Miami head coach is staying with the Hurricanes. Franklin has drawn plenty of buzz in the last few weeks and turned Vanderbilt into a winning program in short time.
Jan 7 - 12:04 PM

The Browns and Redskins have requested to interview Vanderbilt's James Franklin for the head coaching openings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

It was also reported that Franklin interviewed with the Texans, but the team kept the news under wraps. Franklin has done a great job at Vanderbilt, turning a lifeless program into a winning team. We doubt he gets an NFL job this year, but Franklin could emerge at a larger school shortly.
Jan 4 - 12:00 PM

Penn State junior WR Allen Robinson will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

Again, it is not a surprise, since every eligible receiver has decided to enter the draft rather than return to school. Robinson really turned it on this year while catching passes from Christian Hackenberg, displaying good body control and foot speed to separate. He might not be a first-round pick, but Robinson will likely be selected in the top-50.
Jan 2 - 2:57 PM

Vanderbilt's James Franklin is Penn State's top target for their HC vacancy, according to beat writer Ron Musselman.

Musselman adds that a "search committee (has) formed" and a "short list of coaching candidates" has been made. Franklin apparently tops the list, and this is the second time his name has been brought up in this capacity. Franklin is also drawing NFL attention, according to a number of reports.
Jan 1 - 1:15 PM

The Houston Texans will hire Penn State's Bill O'Brien as head coach, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson.

The hiring will be announced no later than Saturday. O'Brien, a Bill Belichick protégé, went 15-9 in two seasons at Penn State. He led the Nittany Lions to a pair of winning seasons coming off sanctions that included a bowl ban and relaxed transfer rules in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. Penn State will reportedly pursue Greg Schiano as O'Brien's replacement.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 10:29:00 PM

Vanderbilt HC James Franklin is Penn State's top target if Bill O'Brien jumps to the NFL, according to beat writer David Jones.

"Franklin is the young, vibrant head coach at Vanderbilt who carries strong Pennsylvania ties through his upbringing in the Philadelphia suburb of Langhorne," Jones writes. Athletic director Dave Joyner apparently has direct connections with Franklin through family members.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 05:29:00 PM


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