James Franklin is leaving his head coaching gig at Vanderbilt to take over the same role for the Penn State football program. Apparently he doesn’t care too much about improving his golf game.
After leading the Commodores to a 9-4 record and concluding this past season at No. 24 in the AP poll, rumors have been rampant about Franklin’s possible departure. He was linked to jobs in both college football and the NFL.
So Vanderbilt alum Brandt Snedeker did what he could to keep the coach in Nashville:
— Brandt Snedeker (@BrandtSnedeker) January 8, 2014
— Brandt Snedeker (@BrandtSnedeker) January 9, 2014
That’s quite the offer, and one that should be taken seriously. Then again, it might have been tough for Sneds to actually follow through, considering he spends most of his time not in Nashville.
But not everyone may realize that. Maybe Vanderbilt can use Snedeker’s offer to lure in a quality coach and keep the Commodores competitive in the SEC? Which would be more likely: a pro golfer giving free lessons to a football coach, or Vanderbilt becoming an annual football powerhouse?
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