Coach wants sellout for Vanderbilt vs Austin Peay
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - James Franklin often talks about "Vanderbuild" when tweeting away as Vanderbilt's biggest salesman in addition to his job as coach. Now he's pushing Commodores' fans for another big step for this program.
Sell out the stadium Saturday night against Austin Peay.
Filling the Southeastern Conference's smallest stadium has been an issue for Vanderbilt, though the Commodores did sell out their season opener against Mississippi last week. That was their first sellout of the season opener since 1999 against Alabama and only the fourth sellout since Franklin was hired in December 2010.
Franklin noted Vanderbilt had only one sellout the entire decade before he arrived on campus. The coach says they could make a strong statement to the region, the SEC and nationally selling out against Austin Peay.