Franklin has steadily improved Vanderbilt scoring output since arriving on campus. In 2011 the 'Dores put up 26.7 point per game and Black & Gold fans were already dancing in the streets. In 2012 that number increased to 30 points a game. So far in 2013, even after a less than stellar offensive performance against Kentucky, the 'Dores are averaging 31.3 points a game.
Consider that it took just 36 games for Franklin to reach the 1,000 point mark which is the smallest number of games needed of the modern day Commodore coaches (since 1979). By contrast, Watson Brown- a well respected offensive tactician- needed 53 games to get to a thousand. Woody Widenhofer had only 579 points, 421 less than Franklin has now, after 36 games. Rule changes to shorten the game for television make this accomplishment even more impressive.
James Franklin just keeps on winning, even when the pundits project his demise. But after the program's upcoming third straight bowl appearance you can bet that Franklin will still be looking for new ways to score on the opposition. Whether it's a fake field goal, an offensive trick play or whatever, Franklin and his staff are always innovating methods to score in all three areas of the game.
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