Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin is easy to root for. He's feverishly energetic, and an incredible motivator. Heck, he just led the Commodores to a 9-4 record, and a win in the Music City Bowl.

With national signing day tomorrow, Vanderbilt is listed among the top 20 class ranking on most recruiting websites. Read that last sentence again. VANDERBILT is getting top 20 recruiting classes! That was unheard of before James Franklin arrived in Nashville. The man can do no wrong...or can he?

Speaking at Central Fall Sports Banquet in Macon, Georgia, Franklin went all "message board trash talker."James mentions Alabama head coach Nick Saban, and not in a complimentary manner.

Watching the clip below, it's clear to me that Franklin sounds a bit too much like a bitter SEC fan on a message board, rather than the promising head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodore football team. Oh well, nobody's perfect.