James Franklin Formally Announced As Vanderbilt Head Coach, Says Facebook

James Franklin, noted former Ron Prince OC and ex-head-coach-in-waiting at Maryland, has been formally presented as the new skipper of Vanderbilt Commodores football, a development the rest of the internet has known for four days but that Vandy was determined to announce via Facebook. The press release is quite saucy, even starting off with a dig at the ACC:

Nashville, Tenn. — James Franklin, one of the nation's top offensive coordinators and recruiters, is a head coach-in-waiting no longer.

How's that social media announcement going for them? Well, Franklin's been compared unfavorably to two Bowden brothers so far, so you tell us:

This would be a great time for a disklike button.

Why not go for Terry Bowden????????

So is RonP going to pop out of James Franklin's chest like that scene in Total Recall or just walkout to "The Final Countdown" as usual.

So if Florida hit a home run with Muschamp, did Vandy just hit a slow roller back to the pitcher's mound?

FAIL....Tommy Bowden and Tommy Tuberville BOTH wanted the job...PROVEN winners..But you choose a coach that led the 85th ranked offense in 2010...NOT an improvement....More complacency from West End

Yeah, we've got a coach!!!

Ah, that old Maryland coaching pipeline! It's no so much a pipeline as it is an unmarked duffel bag flung five states south, but you know, PIPELINE!

went from almost hiring gus malzon to this?how far down the list was this guy?wonder we always suck each year.where is the did like button

Franklin's inaugural press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. EST. For more Vandy athletics news, visit SB Nation's Anchor Of Gold.

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