Vandy fan stuck at work for the opener, so James Franklin is calling his boss
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Wednesday August 14, 2013
James Franklin has an uncanny ability to connect with fans.
Late Tuesday night, a Vanderbilt alum @jrdavis75 tweeted, “What would you do if your boss told you that you had to work the night of the Vanderbilt opener against Ole Miss? Discuss...”
The Commodores are set to host Ole Miss on Thursday night, August 29 on ESPN.
Franklin was informed about the tweet, so he later responded directly to @jrdavis by tweeting, “@jrdavis75 I really will call ur boss.”
He added, “@jrdavis75 & give me all pertinent info,what u do,where he graduated from,what part of the US is he from,who can fill in 4 u #AlwaysPrepared.”
It’s a little thing, but that’s part of the reason why the city of Nashville enjoys James Franklin and has rallied around the Vanderbilt program like no other time in recent memory.
Coincidentally, Franklin’s tweet came hours after his post-practice comments about how much he enjoys connecting with local fans.
Franklin allowed a local youth football team, the Brentwood Blaze, to watch practice on Tuesday. Afterwards, Franklin said, “They were fired up. Whenever we have a chance to connect with the community and also support this great game of football, it’s awesome. Not only did they break us down to end practice, but they also broke into their position groups. I’m looking forward to getting over and meeting some parents.”