Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vanderbilt HC James Franklin does his best sidestep in avoiding questions about USC coaching job.

James Franklin. Image via The Tennessean.

Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin did his best Charles Durning trying to avoid answering questions about the USC head coaching vacancy during a Monday press conference. Franklin's name has been thrown in the ring by more than one pundit to succeed the recently fired Lane Kiffin. 

Franklin was asked about the USC job, but deflected it by discussing the Commodores' 52-24 victory over Alabama-Brimingham, or next Saturday's game against SEC East division rival Missouri.

"My response is (I'm) really excited about talking about UAB, our last game; really excited about talking about Missouri this week," Franklin said as reported by The Tennessean. "I mean, for once I'd like to sit in this press conference and talk about either the game before or the game we're playing this week.

"Anything outside of that is outside of our control. This is something that we've been going through for three years here, and that's wonderful, but we're focused on Missouri this week."

Franklin continued his little sidestep throughout the press conference. The job of Texas governor will be up for grabs next year. Maybe he should try for that job.

(via AL.com)

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