Here’s an interesting story about new Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin and his long wait to return to football. You might remember the name because Franklin was once a coach under Hal Mumme and wrote a book detailing the corrupt operation that the Kentucky football program had become under him. Because of the book and the tenure under Mumme, Franklin was basically black-listed in the coaching profession despite the fact that UK sent a letter to every single athletic director, head coach and university president in Division I-A to say that Franklin was legit.
Since stepping away from UK, Franklin has spent time as the coach and GM of the Horsemen, selling yet another book he wrote and traveling around the country leading seminars on his offense. I’ll admit it’s nothing fantastic, but it’s still an interesting read on a slow news day.