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James Franklin Denies 'Tampering' With Maryland Transfers

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Former Maryland Terrapins quarterback Danny O'Brien will reportedly appeal Randy Edsall's decree that he be unable to transfer to play for the Vanderbilt Commodores. While O'Brien isn't a sure thing to transfer to Vandy if the NCAA does rule in his favor, he would at least have the option of playing for former offensive coordinator James Franklin, who's now the head coach in Nashville.

During an appearance on 104.5 The Zone, Franklin denied trying to woo Maryland players onto his team in an inappropriate fashion, but did appear to acknowledge he's stayed in touch with his former players:

"But the fact that people would make accusations that we tampered or did this or did that, again, I'm just going to defend our program and defend our character and how we do things. But I think it's ridiculous to think that I'm not going to have relationships with these kids after I leave places."

I wasn't aware Franklin had been accused of doing anything frowned-upon here, but apparently he has?

For more on Vandy football, visit Vanderbilt blog Anchor Of Gold, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.