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Football: Franklin takes scenic route to top coaching job (Bucks County Courier)
"I've recruited the West," Franklin said. "I've been to BCS bowl games, I've coached in the South, I've coached in the NFL, I have a master's degree, so there's nothing that could be on my resume that somebody could say, 'Oh we're an academic school, we need someone with a master's degree.' Well, I have that. I took opportunities and ran with them."
COMMODORES AROUND THE WEB
Men's Basketball: Dores prepare to face Georgia (The Tennessean)
"It's not panic time at all. If we do that, we're going to be in bad shape," John Jenkins said.Men's Basketball: Vandy players size up Georgia (The Tennessean)
"It's going to be a good game for us," Festus Ezeli said. "From a toughness aspect, they rebound very well and their big men are pretty good. So it's going to be a good inside-outside matchup for us."Men's Basketball: Fox has done well, but pieces were in place (The Tennessean)
Men's Basketball: VU's athleticism faces stern test (The City Paper)
"(Georgia's) pretty athletic," Lance Goulbourne said. "Travis Leslie is obviously a highlight reel. People know who he is. Trey Thompkins is a real good player. He was the preseason SEC player of the year. We are just looking forward to a challenge, getting back on the winning track and doing our best and coming out fighting."Men's Basketball: Joe Duffy Blog- Living Like the Pros (New York Times)
Men's Basketball: Bulldogs bus it to Nashville (OnlineAthens.com)
Football: VU introduced new coach on Facebook (InsideVandy.com)
IN THE PROS
NFL: Bears realize running game more important in playoffs (Chicago Tribune)
NFL: Bears feel they've made great strides (ChicagoBears.com)
Football: James Franklin- Leading mentor of quarterbacks
"Coach (Franklin) truly knows the position, and really taught me how to be a college quarterback and what it meant to have that role," Maryland QB Danny O'Brien said. "Everything from watching film the proper way and leading our team to how I should carry myself, on and off the field."Men's Basketball: VU welcomes Georgia for SEC home opener
Women's Basketball: VU looks for road win at Alabama
Women's Basketball: Angela's Angle - Jan. 11
Joe Fisher: Tuesday's 97.1 Update
Commodore Nation Magazine: Swimming into the record books
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Men's Basketball: Stallings previews Georgia game
SONG OF THE DAY
This song was the only good thing about Ghostbusters II.
I remember waiting for the video to come on MTV every day as a kid.
Nice cameos by Rick Moranis and Donald Trump.
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