Originally Posted by WMR
You gotta be pretty damn happy with how things are going football-wise in Nashville. After Georgia, I think Vandy might be our toughest game remaining.
It's better. I've thought that before, though, so I'm not drawing any firm conclusions just yet.
Franklin may be the right guy for the job, but if he is, he's also the right guy for a bigger job and won't stick around very long. I do love some of the stuff he says, though.
“We are not going to sit back and take stuff from anybody – anybody. No one," an emotional Franklin said immediately after the loss. "Those days are long gone, and they are never coming back – ever."
On Monday, at his weekly press conference, he didn’t back down from those sentiments, which came after Franklin was involved in a postgame verbal altercation with Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.
“Things have changed. So we are going to represent Vanderbilt the right way and we’re going to do it with class and we’re going to do it with dignity but we’re not going to be pushed around. We’re not going to be intimidated,” Franklin said. “... That is not really in response to what happened [with] Georgia. That is just in general. That is a blanket statement. We are going to compete and be aggressive with everything we do. If some people don’t like that, I’m sorry. Things are changing here.”
As much as I liked and respected Bobby Johnson, he never would have thought that, much less said it... Or acted on it.