It's true, you know... Franklin's the only coach in the SEC who doesn't get to play Vandy! Reeks of unfairness, I say.(Go Dores).
This fall, Vanderbilt will have non-conference games against Northwestern, Presbyterian, UMass, and Wake Forest. James Franklin wishes the Dores’ schedule were even easier:
“Most people in this league are playing one BCS game or one tough game and then three games they should win. We’re playing two. We should just be playing one of those. I can make an argument, if you studied our schedule, that we have one of the toughest out-of-conference schedules, and we shouldn’t.”
Missouri is the only other SEC school scheduled to face two BCS-member teams this fall — Arizona State and Syracuse. The Tigers will also play Southeastern Louisiana and Central Florida.
Fans want wins and bowls, but for $50+ a ticket they also want to see something more than a glorified sparring session with a tomato can. Coaches would line up 12 such chumps if they could.