I like what I've seen from Franklin so far. He's a good recruiter and very professional. I hope he lands somewhere where he has the opportunity to win someday. Nothing against Vandy folks, but a long term career at Vandy is probably not good for your resume. It would take a miracle worker to win any kind of championship there.
Two weeks into the season, it’s gotta be time to reveal some rankings and report cards, right? Right.
CBSSports.com’s Brett McMurphy has given grades to the 24 new FBS coaches in the country. At the top of the list with an A+ grade is… Vanderbilt’s James Franklin:
“Franklin had never been a head coach at any level until this year and so far, so good. He’s already matched Vanderbilt’s win total each of the past two years with a 2-0 start. With remaining games against Ole Miss, Army, Kentucky and Wake Forest, Franklin might just be able to squeeze out the Commodores’ first bowl berth since 2008.”
The question is: When will Nashvillians start turning out to watch Franklin’s team play? The new coach has already said his team deserves support for it’s 2-0 start. (Which makes us wonder what he’ll be thinking a year or two into the job, because Vandy fans rarely turn out for football.)
Another question: How do Ole Miss and Kentucky fans like being drawn up as potential Vandy victims?