James Franklin: Death Threats and Racial Slurs After Ranking Notre Dame 4th in Country
This is the first time Franklin has discussed the death threats, part of a general decline in civility in Twitter mentions that Outkick the Coverage wrote about earlier this week.
At that time Franklin told the Nashville Tennessean, of his Notre Dame ranking, "This is what you have to understand: it's an opinion," Franklin said. "But it's an educated opinion. I've coached in the ACC. I've coached in the Big 12. I've coached in the Pac-10. I've coached in the SEC. I've coached in the NFL. So I think I have a pretty good understanding of what these conferences are like and what our conference is like..."So I've studied all these teams on film, and that's my opinion. I don't mean it to be disrespectful to anybody else. I have tremendous respect for Notre Dame, what they've done this year — great year. They can prove me wrong the day after, but that's just how I feel."
Notre Dame was crushed by Alabama in the BCS title game, vindicating Franklin's opinion of the team's ranking. In fact, fourth may have proven to be too generous.
For those of you working hard on Easter weekend, focus on the opening few minutes of the interview, Franklin made just $26,200 the first four years he coached football.
That's an average of $6,550 a year.
If you love something, don't be afraid to work as hard as you can without much in the way of monetary reward.
Hope y'all have great Easters.