Before the 2012 season, a new video board and hillside seating area in the south end zone were added to Vanderbilt Stadium.
Additionally, new stadium lights enhanced the gameday experience and an artificial surface improved playing conditions on Dudley Field.
In the last 20 games, Franklin is 16-4, a record that is only surpassed in the SEC by Alabama.
In all three seasons under Franklin, the Commodores have accomplished highs not achieved since decades earlier, or ever before.
An exceptional motivator and tireless worker, Franklin exudes an unmatched passion for his program in everything he does.
In short time, he has completely changed the team's internal culture, as well as its regional and national reputation, through his strong leadership, infectious personality and on-field results.
Houston (USATSI) 01/04/2014 01/04/2014 01/03/2014 01/02/2014 Rogue Tavern in downtown Birmingham hosted Coach Franklin's radio call-in show on Thursday night.
Born: February 2, 1972 Hometown: Langhorne, Pennsylvania Alma Mater: East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University (B.
Vanderbilt has four seasons of nine wins in its history and two have come under Franklin the last two years.
And with each, year the accomplishments have only exceeded those from the previous season.
In 2011, he inherited a team that had finished 2-10 in two consecutive seasons and directed them to an appearance in the Liberty Bowl.
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A relentless salesman and cheerleader for everything that represents the Star V, Franklin has backed up his words by guiding the Commodores to three straight bowl games and racking up as many wins over a three-year span as any coach in school history.