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Franklin Defends His Decision To Swing Vandy Commits To Penn State

gfx - they said itYesterday, James Franklin appeared on Dan Patrick’s national radio show.  He was asked about his decision to try and lure a number of Vanderbilt commits into following him to Penn State.  His response?

 

“I don’t know what the rules are, there.  I know that I’ve been sitting in living rooms with families and kids and selling them on a dream and selling them on a vision and our relationship.  A lot of people say that the kids should commit to a school, not a coach, but the reality is, they do (commit to coaches).  Families and kids want to make sure their kids is being taken care of.  It’s about the relationship aspect.

My responsibility is to do everything in my power to make sure I put a team together that can help Penn State be successful.  The people I’ve been recruiting for the last two years that I know inside and out, know the type of men they are, type of families they come from, that’s going to happen.  My job right now is to everything I possibly can to help Penn State be successful.”

 

In other words, “Thanks for the millions; now kiss off, Vandy.”  Hey, at least he’s honest.

Those comments remind this writer of all the times Vanderbilt fans defended Franklin against our charges that he was a loudmouth and that he could be jerkish, even Kiffinesque at times.  I remember the many times an email or comment came in this site’s direction claiming that we “must be fans of some school that’s scared of Franklin.”

Uh, no, we just thought Franklin — a great recruiter and a good coach — was all about Franklin and not Vanderbilt.  Now those who defended him so vociferously simply because he was wearing their school colors at the time are beginning to understand what we saw from an objective point of view.  Great recruiter, good coach, jerkish.

 


8 comments
photontorpedotube
photontorpedotube

Something tells me the Vandy fans would not be upset if their new coach brings a few good recruits with him.

vandyfan1
vandyfan1

Someone needs to point out that when he visited these kids and built those relationships he was employed by Vanderbilt. Vandy was paying for the trip, paying him to recruit them to Vanderbilt, and that he has a class of recruits waiting for him at Penn St. Also he should not be discouraging players he is not targeting from decommitting to Vandy. 

WillieT
WillieT

Coaches are mercenaries. Seriously, they are loyal to the university that is paying them. Until they are not. When they accept what they perceive as a better deal, they're gone & will pillage and plunder their previous employer for assistants, staff, and yes players. Why? because they can and as Mr Franklin stated, their job is to produce wins for their current employer, not the one they just bolted from.


Saban, Kiffin, Spurrier, Franklin, name any coach who hasn't picked up his playbook and skeedadled to another gig, bringing with him people he knew. Love your current coach or hate him, his job is to bring wins to your school. Wins means more money, and every university wants Mo Money.


So, don't go gaga over your coach (my fellow Bama fans included) 'cause if the right opportunity comes along, he'll be gone and will crush your spirit.


I am an Alabama fan. Win, Loose, good season, bad season, Through the end of The Bears' run to the night at the FlorBama lounge and through Mike Shula's turmulus tenure, Never wavering, never doubting. And even with the man considered the greatest college coach in America at this time, Forbes most powerful, Nick Saban at the helm, It is Alabama I pull for, not the head coach. 


Roll Tide!

Leon Despair
Leon Despair

He'd have seemed a lot less jerkish to some if Vandy hadn't beaten Tennessee two years straight.

bpa_kc
bpa_kc

I feel for Vandy in that they had a really good thing going there with Franklin... even if everybody knew it would  probably come to an end sooner rather than later.  I'm sure a lot of SEC fans of other programs are very happy to see him go. 

sojourner
sojourner

@Leon DespairHe was fortunate to play them when the program was hitting rock bottom (for that matter, the great majority of his wins came against teams with losing records).  Vandy fans ought to enjoy that streak.  It isn't likely to happen again this century (or roughly, until they get another bowl invite).

Leon Despair
Leon Despair

Is there some circular logic involved here? Did Vandy beat UT because the Vols had hit good old rockybottom, or did they hit rockybottom because good old Vandy beat them?

Maybe Letterman (or MrSEC) should do a top ten list of excuses teams gave for losing to the Commies in 2014.

Clockwatcher
Clockwatcher

@Leon Despair No circular logic at all...Vandy beat UT because the Vols had hit good old rockybottom with a 3rd string true freshmen QB.

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