Vandy Coach James Franklin takes a dive
After video of James Franklin jumping off a cliff into Chickamauga Lake surfaced, the Vanderbilt football coach played it off as no big deal on Friday.
“We were on a staff retreat and half our staff was golfing in the afternoon and the other half was on a pontoon boat,” Franklin said. “We were just trying to have some fun and blow off some steam before the season got started.”
Franklin said he was not the first man off the cliff, admitting that he made sure that the landing spot in the water below was safe before taking the plunge himself.
“Guys (on the staff) were jumping and they kind of kept on me to do it,” Franklin said. “I let them go first and once I made sure that the water was deep enough and no one got hurt, I decided to get up there and do it myself.”
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