Vandy fans should be ecstatic.
The Dores completed their first nine-win season in almost a century, forcing five turnovers in a 38-24 victory against North Carolina State.
But the best part for the Black and Gold has been their leader, James Franklin.
On Monday during the post game Music City Bowl press conference, Franklin was thanked by a long time Vanderbilt follower for all he has done to the program.
Franklin then thanked him.
There is no question that Franklin has single-handedly changed the culture of Commodores football. With his personality, leadership, and even the way he has embraced social media, players want to play for him.
In college football it is all about getting recruits to buy into your program and in this fast paced technology driven world that we live in, players want a coach who can win and someone who they can relate to.
Fans want the same thing.
By just giving a hug to a long time Dores fan, it shows that this Vanderbilt coach really cares about the program and understands what it has been through.
Hugs don’t count for wins but 15 victories in two seasons at Vanderbilt is a great starting point for a program that has been synonymous with something other than winning for the last hundred years.
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