Originally Posted by fade route
Franklin is right up there with Kiffin in terms of how bad I want a coach to fail. He's being given way too much credit for being the new "it" coach in sports media. Just an absolute tool.
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James Franklin's, so called success is due to Vanderbilt having a President/ Athletic Director, who has decided to make an effort to get Vanderbilt competitive.
David Williams, did not give that type of support to the coach from two seasons ago, nor did he give it to the one that at Vandy prior to that, even though, that coach took them to a bowl game and a victory in the bowl game.
It seems coincidental that David Williams, who is black, has now decided to get serious about Vandy athletics, when a black coach is hired. Seems to me that Franklin is NOT doing anything that any other college football coach would be able to do, when they have the support of the athletic director.
Any coach can accomplish what Franklin has done, when the past football coach recruited franklin's first team and when the university has decided to get serious about football. Of course, you would look good as a coach.
I am not impressed!!!! There is a reason that Maryland didn't fight very hard to retain Franklin, when Vandy came calling..... In due time, we will find out what Maryland already knows.