Franklin article now up
I know many of you have read Josh Moon's fine story on Tony Franklin. If you haven't, here is your chance.
LINK: The full Tony Franklin story
Interesting quotes? You betcha.
"That's all they do is pray -- and talk about praying and religion," Franklin said. "It's a constant thing with them, and it's just overwhelming at times. A lot of people use religion as a crutch, and I think that's the case there. Every word coming out of their mouths is something about religion, and most of it is just a joke.
"There were two factions butting heads -- the new guys around Tommy and those who supported him and the old-school Auburn guys who wanted something different -- you know, the people with all the money," Franklin said. "I guess those (money) guys eventually won out. They say a coach loses 10 percent of his popularity every year. Tommy was there 10 years, so I guess that's about right."
Big deal? Your call. I don't think it's exactly ground-breaking, but Franklin's comments provide an unusually clear view into the Auburn world.
ALSO: Misidentifying the story as "tabloid journalism" doesn't hurt my feelings. If the Advertiser is so anti-Auburn with its bias, why didn't you all discuss this with me before now? The blog has been active since 2006, we've held approximately 15 campfires, we have a Facebook group, many of you are my Facebook friends and I answer email pretty promptly.
I lead the industry in accessibility. Why hasn't this been discussed before?