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Franklin Gets The Same Ol’ Tempo Question, But Provides A New Answer

VANDERBILT MEDIA DAYSJames Franklin wouldn’t allow himself to be dragged into the “Are hurry-up offenses safe” debate.  He did, however, provide a brand new answer when hit with what’s become the go-to question for SEC Media Days:

 

“The only thing that I have an issue with is I want to make sure that we’re all playing by the same rules.  What I notice time and again when you’re watching film is that the officials are not in position to officiate the game.  You watch time and time again not everybody’s set.  Not everybody is set when the ball is snapped and they can’t officiate that because they can’t keep up with the pace of the game.

I don’t really have a concern with the styles… I just want to make sure that the officials have the ability and are put in position to officiate the game all by the same rules for all of us…

Besides that I have no other issue with what coaches are doing to allow their guys to be successful.”

 

Franklin said he didn’t care what kinds of tactical decisions coaches make to put their players in a position to win… be that a hurry-up, a wishbone offense, or some other system.

 


4 comments
TravisRussell
TravisRussell

I've never understood why coaches say they can't comment. Is he part of the investigation? If not, it would seem he could talk about it.


Just seems like a cop-out.

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

@TravisRussell 

In most cases, it is indeed a complete cop-out.  James Franklin could have discussed the dismissal of the players without discussing anything from a legal perspective.  Just as Les Miles could decide right now whether or not to dismiss Jeremy Hill from his squad.

Coaches hide behind these types of things all the time.  

Thanks for reading the site,

John

TravisRussell
TravisRussell

@John at MrSECI just wonder why no one in the media acknowledges they're copping-out during their questions and puts the pressure on them to respond. Seems that would be their job.

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

@TravisRussell @John at MrSEC 

Media folks know that once a coach says "I'm not talking," there will be no changing that.  The guys in the room today asked Franklin in three different ways about the rape episode.  So they did their job.  And he did what most coaches do. 

John



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