I believe was done to accommodate the new SEC schedule. Franklin probably had little choice. This isn’t the first change that had to be made to accommodate conference realignment. If they go to a nine game schedule it will only get worse. As for sending the letter, I am sure the contract would require them to send a letter to cancel it. Vanderbilt’s AD is a lawyer. Seriously they sound like jilted lovers.
@sec_fan Gotta agree. The SEC jumped through some real hoops to make this season work, and the line "everybody had to give something up to make it happen" was heard at just about every school. UF WAS NOT HAPPY with having to go to Kyle Field as early as we did to face the Ags, but it was suck it up time. Every SEC program did something this year to make this happen. Every one I listened to on scheduling said the fall out would linger into the 2013 season. Well, its happened. Every program in every other conference knew things have to give, so I'm with you. This sounds like too much protesting about something everybody knew could happen.