COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Penn State and Maryland don't share much other than a border and a coach that could have been the head man at one school, but wound up at the other.
That coach would be James Franklin, who has guided No. 10 Penn State (9-2, 6-2) to another great season after winning the Big Ten in 2016. But back in 2010, he was in his second stint as a Maryland assistant and was named the "coach in waiting" behind Ralph Friedgen.
Then the Maryland athletic leadership changed, Friedgen was fired and Franklin wasn't hired, moving on to a head coaching job at Vanderbilt. And now he's back for the first time at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, looking to put the nail in the Terrapin's 2017 season.