I don’t think the level of disinterest is solely Franklin though I think a lot of it is the dumpster fire that CFB has become.The pressures, and the influence, of internal politics will be enough to force Franklin out the door. And how will Franklin react when he keeps seeing his name pop-up in the Most Overrated Coaches category. One thing that is obvious is that Coach Franklin does not deal well with stress or uncontrollable pressures, which he admitted back in 2020 during COVID-19.
If you read this site and the other site, you will see that the general interest in Penn State's Football program has diminished over the last couple of years. If you think a few more years of underperformance are going to convince Coach Franklin to stay, then I'm not sure what else to say. I know several lifelong Penn State fans who have said they have never felt so disinterested in the Football program as they do right now, and these are Penn State fans who suffered through the 2000-2004 spat.