Six-time PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2004. (Credit: Getty Images)
Despite efforts by at least one Commodore fan to keep Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin in Nashville, Bruce Feldman of CBS reports that Franklin will become the next head coach at Penn State.
Brandt Snedeker -- a 2004 Vanderbilt graduate who has since become one of the PGA Tour's top putters -- had promised an unparalleled golf instruction package to the 41-year-old coach in return for his renewed commitment to the Black and Gold, but the allure of Happy Valley proved too strong for the Pennsylvania native.
Sweetening the offer to keep @jamesfranklinvu here.. Free golf lessons for life if he stays.. Impossible to turn down!! #bestcoachanywhere
— Brandt Snedeker (@BrandtSnedeker) January 8, 2014
After a remarkable three-year run with Franklin at the helm that included 24 wins, back-to-back-to-back bowl appearances and two season finishes in the Top 25 after decades of SEC bottom-feeding, Vanderbilt's gridiron future is uncertain, as several top recruits told the Tennessean they would consider reopening their recruitment should Franklin leave the program.
Sorry, Sneds. At least you can share your SEC heartbreak with Auburn superfan Jason Dufner. Looks like he could use that putting lesson anyway.
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