Re: SEC Football discussion thread #2
Yeah, I hated to see that stuff at Vanderbilt. Even though experience tells me I'm probably being hopelessly naive, I still like believing that a football program with real students and decent human beings can compete, and I think that's what Vanderbilt wants and Franklin's trying to do that.
The thing to ponder is, if Franklin was given some additional leeway to recruit players that Vanderbilt would not have normally considered, and these are some of those guys, then... well, as the old saying goes, sometimes you're given enough rope to hang yourself. I don't think one incident with a suitably emphatic response is going to change anything. Vandy wants to be competitive and I think they really mean it, not just lip service. But if "stuff" keeps happening then eventually they'll have to decide how much bad press they're willing to take in pursuit of winning. Not as much as most BCS schools, I'd wager.
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