Penn State and coach James Franklin say they remain committed to each other amid reports that Texas A&M could be interested in the Nittany Lions coach.

"Nothing has changed from the commitment that we made to Coach Franklin and the commitment James made to Penn State just before this season started," the Penn State athletic department said in a statement Friday.

Penn State was responding to reports that Texas A&M would consider Franklin should they part ways with current coach Kevin Sumlin after the season.

Franklin sent out a tweet Friday morning suggesting the reports were meant to cripple Penn State's recruiting efforts.