I mentioned this to MF4L yesterday, but what has Franklin accomplished before now that makes him so attractive? Yes he won games in the SEC at a tradional bottom-feeder school, I get that. However, in his 9 win seasons they hardly beat anyone worth writing home about. Let's take a look:
2013: Austin Peay, Umass, UAB, Georgia (big win despite Georgia injuries), Florida (also lost to Georgia Southern in 2013, so), Kentucky, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and Houston
2012: Presbyterian, Mizzou (not 2013 Mizzou), Auburn (fired coach), UMass, Kentucky (fired coach), Ole Miss, Tennessee (fired coach), Wake Forest, and NC State
So in two years he had one (1!) noteworthy win. Once again I realize beating anyone while at Vandy is an accomplishment, but I still don't see why there is all the hoopla around him as a "great" coach.