–On the impact of last year’s chippy game that ended with the James Franklin-Todd Grantham confrontation: “I think the big thing is to make sure we concentrate on playing football and not all the extracurricular because those things turn into penalties. I don’t want to take anything off of executing, take focus off of doing the right things fundamentally and knowing your job and taking care of your responsibilities. That’s what we’re going to focus on.”
–On the Commodore program: “I don’t think there’s any doubt that they’re the most talented Vanderbilt teams these last couple of years that we’ve played in a while. Coach Franklin’s really got them revved up and ready to go. They’ve got a lot of belief. They’re playing to win and they’re doing a good job of it I think.”That's one punter reference away from a Dooley 5-star presser right there. It's going to be a fun week.