Video: Former Terps coordinator James Franklin goes bowling

August 22, 2011|By Matt Vensel

One-time Maryland "coach in waiting" James Franklin is now the head football coach at Vanderbilt, where he recently decided to give his team a break from practice by taking them bowling. When he announced it, the team went crazy. No one went more bonkers than Franklin himself. Thankfully, we have video of it.

Unreliable sources tell me that Maryland football coach Randy Edsall tried a similar motivational ploy, but “Let’s go get crew cuts!” didn’t have the same appeal as “Let’s go bowling!” did with the Commodores.

(Yes, I made that last part up.)

Franklin, Ralph Friedgen’s former offensive coordinator, has his hands full at Vanderbilt. The Commodores went a combined 1-15 in the SEC the past two years, and Franklin is their third coach in three seasons.

They’re off to a good start, though. Franklin has already taken them bowling before even coaching a game.

[via The Big Lead]

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