We've been quiet lately, mostly because there's not much to say before signing day. Several people have requested we analyze the assistant coaching staff, but I'm not too excited about doing that because you measure the success of a staff based on how well they complement the head coach and work together as a team, not by how big their names are. So while some of you understandably wanted to be wowed by the names of the assistant coaches and were a little bit disappointed when you weren't, we'd rather just wait and see the results, which will take a while.
The first test is signing day on Feb. 2. Looks like we won't be signing a hotshot quarterback. Franklin has visited verbal commitment Shaun White in Pensacola so he wants to keep at least one of our two QB verbals, while Damien Fleming has been waffling, perhaps because he's not wanted. Who knows. But I do know that most Vandy fans myself included are hoping Jordan Rodgers gets healthy and turns out to be half the quarterback his brother is. If he can establish himself as our leader the next two seasons, we should have a decent team — we're young, with lots of young linemen and receivers — and Franklin would buy himself some time to sign a talented quarterback in 2012 and then develop him.
Franklin has lured a bunch of impressive recruits to campus for a visit, including four-star running back Bishop Sankey, so that's a good sign even if nothing pans out this year. He doesn't have many scholarships to dole out anyway.
Just a few thoughts. I'll have something tomorrow.