"The thing that I'd be excited if I were a Vanderbilt fan under first-year Head Coach James Franklin is that for a team that's coming off a couple of two win seasons, they were able to capitalize on an opportunity in an SEC game. In the second quarter, they put that touchdown in by Larry Smith. Then they got a turnover and turned that into a touchdown. The next thing you know, it went from being, `Man, these teams are feeling each other out,' to `It's 21-0 at halftime.'
"And that to me, for Vanderbilt, is impressive. I don't care if Ole Miss is making the mistakes or self-destructing or whatever it was. That's an SEC opponent that Vanderbilt's doing to what people are suppose to do to Vanderbilt. Their attitude impressed me. I think this team has some confidence right now. And that's the best thing that can happen to a new head coach who brings in a new attitude and a new set of rules.
"You can say whatever you want about Elon, UConn and Ole Miss, but to me it's more about what's happening in (Vanderbilt's) locker room and more about this team starting to believe."