CFS Daily Hot Reads: Thursday, March 14, 2013

CFS Daily Hot Reads: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin.

James Franklin says his Wednesday night tweets weren’t directed at Jalen Hurd. (Photo: VU)

  • When Jalen Hurd, a 5-star 2014 running back from Beech High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., committed to Tennessee on Thursday, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin surely wasn’t happy. After all, Hurd had told at least one media outlet that Vanderbilt was recruiting him harder than any other school. But was he upset enough to tweet about it? Franklin sent out a couple of tweets Wednesday that some have speculated were a reaction to the news that Hurd was headed elsewhere.

     

    Vol fans, naturally, think the tweets were directed at Hurd. Franklin told Steven Godfrey of SB Nation that isn’t the case. “I don’t tweet when I’m angry or upset,” Franklin said. “What that tweet was about, was that this place isn’t for everybody. It takes somebody special and unique to come here, and that wasn’t about any specific player. We’re simply talking about the strength of our own program.” Franklin said the whole thing is much ado about nothing. “This is another instance of people trying to make a controversy where there isn’t.”

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