April 25, 2013
Listen to Interview
A new radio show in Music City premiered Wednesday night with an awesome hour focusing on Vanderbilt Athletics and headlining Commodore personalities.
The show, 360 Golf on 104.5 The Zone, kicked off with former Commodore golfer Ned Michaels as the host. Michaels, a 2000 Vanderbilt graduate, hit a pair of aces with his first two guests. Former Commodore All-American and 2012 PGA Tour FedEx champion Brandt Snedeker spent the entire hour in studio with Michaels. Later, Commodore Head Coach James Franklin joined in for a 15-minute segment.
Show topics ranged from Snedeker's recent performance at the Masters and 2012 accomplishments, Snedeker's belief in Zac Stacy's NFL abilities, Franklin's expectations for the upcoming season, and both guests' talking about their emphasis on the mental aspect of athletics.
The segment with Michaels, Snedeker and Franklin provided lots of laughs and insight. Franklin offered to have Snedeker join the team on the sideline during the Ole Miss opener. Snedeker wondered if Franklin would be interested in joining him as a celebrity caddy so he could hear all the "Anchor Down" shouts he gets on tour.
When asked a golf question from Snedeker, Franklin lamented, "Unfortunately, you're talking to the worst golfer on the planet."
Both men emphasized the importance of the mental aspect of sports. Franklin talked about his focus on playing football "six seconds at a time." After hearing Franklin talk about the subject, Snedeker added, "You're exactly right, Coach. I've found that when I do the small stuff really well, everything else takes care of itself."
Franklin even had fun at the host's expense. Michaels, who was impressed two years ago after hearing Franklin speak at a golf banquet, offered to join the team as walk-on if he still had eligibility. The coach quickly shot back, "Ned, I remember meeting you too, and I've got to say your body type probably isn't what we're looking for."
Franklin praised Snedeker, saying he's a tremendous credit to Commodore Athletics, Vanderbilt University and the local community. "All of us are proud of what Brandt's accomplishing, but more importantly, he's doing it with unbelievable character and charisma."
The entire interview is linked here. Franklin joins in at the 24:00 mark.