On February 5, 2009, Franklin was hired to fill the vacant position of offensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee State University. While a running back in college at Murray State in 1977, Franklin was a teammate of fellow future coach Bud Foster, who later came to prominence as the Virginia Tech defensive coordinator. [5] He helped lead the Wildcats to their first back-to-back bowl appearances in 15 years and their first New Year's bowl game appearance in 50 seasons. Did I hear him say Clemson OC Tony Franklin instead of Elliot this morning? Besides his offensive consulting work, Franklin has written a pair of football related books. On Wednesday, October 8, 2008, Auburn head coach Tuberville fired Franklin, citing a lack of offensive production from Franklin's spread offense, and noting Auburn's diminishing rank in most of the offensive categories in the FBS. He was the head football coach for one year at Mercer County Senior High School before he was hired by Hal Mumme in 1997 to coach running backs at Kentucky. in the previous four seasons. The Bears showed marked improvement, going 5–7 and just missing bowl eligibility.[24]. Troy quarterback Omar Haugabook was the Sun Belt Conference last season, averaging 453 yards per game. and Rudi Johnson in recent seasons, but the passing attack has been Clemson. They were initially invited to the Independence Bowl but the school administration asked for more time to decide to see if other options opened up. The seasons running a no-huddle, spread offense at Troy. Non-Cal football open thread: Tony Franklin vs. North Texas. He is also is [9] Franklin implemented his new spread offense with only 8 days of practice, prior to the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl. The book detailed the inner workings of the Kentucky football program and effectively blacklisted him from coaching from 2001 to 2005 until he was hired at Troy. college teams this season, averaging 328 yards per game. Notre Dame 5. Auburn fired offensive coordinator Tony Franklin six games into the season and then went out and lost to Arkansas. 1. What are yours? [3] Franklin is known for his expertise in the spread offense and for developing quarterbacks. [27] Several college coaches including Sonny Dykes at Arizona, Chris Hatcher at Murray State and Ed Argast at Fordham consult with Franklin about their offenses. Sure sounded like it to me. "If [13] He replaced G.A. Class grade: B+ Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said, "To say the least, I … In 2001, Franklin authored a nationally acclaimed book titled Fourth Down and Life To Go (.mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg")right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg")right 0.1em center/12px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:none;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}ISBN 9780971428003), which chronicled his experiences with coaching football in Kentucky. Mangus, who left MTSU to become the quarterbacks coach at South Carolina under his college coach Steve Spurrier. Texas A&M 6. Clemson 4. All Analyst and Publisher forecast changes. 2. Auburn started the season with a somewhat disappointing 4–2 record, losing to LSU and Vanderbilt and having close calls against two struggling teams in Mississippi State and Tennessee. Wire index, Saban wants pre-draft feedback timetable moved, Dismissed FSU QB apologizes for hitting woman, Papers: Paterno's son asked Meyer for job, Seminoles' Cook didn't hit woman, lawyer says, Top OT recruit Little decommits from Texas A&M. Auburn went on to win only one of the final six games, finishing with a 5–7 record. This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Head coach Tommy Tuberville was fired as a result. Clemson held Auburn to 12 first downs. Franklin was previously the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator of the Auburn University football team, before being fired from that position on October 8, 2008. Has very good ball-handling and eye-discipline after the fake (notice several times our 1st D guys collapsing completely for the run fake). The press characterized the year as redemption for Franklin after the difficulties at Auburn the prior year. It's a wonder Tommy Bowden didn't go jump in the lake that night. Franklin on Wednesday to run the Tigers' offense. He played college football at Texas A&M. [28] He authored a second book in 2005 titled Victor's Victory (ISBN 9780971428010), which dealt with the sudden death of 15-year-old Hoover High School football player Victor Dionte Hill, who died from a cardiac arrest during one of Franklin's consulting sessions. After the 2008 season, with a 5–7 record including losses to Vanderbilt, West Virginia, and a final 36–0 loss to Alabama, he resigned as coach. In 2015, Cal finished 8–5, including a 55–36 victory over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl. MTSU O.C. Tony Elliott, offensive coordinator and tight ends coach (Clemson, offensive coordinator and running backs coach) ... Tony Franklin, … a former Kentucky offensive coordinator. Tony Franklin (born August 29, 1957) is a retired American football coach, most recently serving as the offensive coordinator for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders of Conference USA after making a move from the same position with the California Golden Bears. [20], Despite having one of the most successful seasons in school history, it was reported on December 2 that the Bulldogs would not play in a bowl game. Kodi Burns was a quarterback, and Tony Franklin was the offensive coordinator, and still Auburn beat Clemson. [26] The system became known as The System Seminars . exciting brand of offense that has posted some very impressive Indeed, Franklin, tapping into that network of coaches that was the reason Mumme hired him in the first place, packages, brands, and begins selling the Air Raid — now, The Tony Franklin System or simply, The System — for around $3000 a team. Franklin replaces Al Borges, whose resignation was announced on Tuberville fired offensive coordinator Tony Franklin on October 8, 2008. Spiller will be promoted to running backs coach, ... Middle Tennessee: Offensive coordinator Tony Franklin has resigned. In 2003, Franklin was chosen as general manager and head coach of the expansion franchise Lexington Horsemen of the National Indoor Football League, successfully leading the team to the playoffs in their inaugural season. Clemsoning. During his tenure at Kentucky, Franklin was named one of the top 10 recruiters in the South. The team finished the regular season with the nation's top scoring offense (51.5 points per game) and led the conference in every offensive category including points, total yards, rushing yards and passing yards. Franklin began his career as a high school coach in 1979, including a stint at Calloway County High School where he coached Mr. Football in Kentucky, Pookie Jones, who went to play at Kentucky. Spiller had eight carries for 112 yards for Clemson, including an 83-yard touchdown run, but Cullen Harper was only 14-of-33 passing for 104 yards. 1CR> Record-setting failure, usually reserved for college football. produced star running backs such as Carnell Williams, Ronnie Brown They have Prior to Franklin's arrival, Troy hadn't ranked better than 109th nationally in total offense in the previous four seasons. Tony Franklin, (Auburn's Offensive Coordinator from last year who got axed halfway through and eventually led to Tuberville's demise) is the offensive coordinator. Veteran offensive coordinator Tony Franklin is stepping away from the Blue Raiders’ program and retiring from football, Franklin confirmed to FootballScoop. In 2006, Franklin was hired by Larry Blakeney to serve as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Troy University. Replies: 7 TigerBoard POTD. Clemson is going to struggle in 2021. C.J. Tony Wagner is Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations for Clemson University. The book urges schools and youth organizations to make automated external defibrillators universally available. [22] The first assistant to be hired by Dykes at Cal was Tony Franklin as offensive coordinator.[23]. Tony Franklin is well known for owning and operating The Tony Franklin System Seminar. New, 35 comments. One of the bright stars in collegiate coaching as an offensive coordinator, Franklin coached at the college and high school level for 40 years. [16] Franklin's offense helped the Blue Raiders finish with 10 wins (after beating Southern Mississippi 42–32 in the New Orleans Bowl), the program's best record since it entered the Bowl Subdivision (Division I-A) in 1999, with the offense averaging over 420 yards per game. They ranked 17th in total offense Copyright © CompleteHeadCoach.com All Rights Reserved 3 The Power Spread Offense Old School power football with the new school spread beauty. Troy's offense was even worse before Franklin's arrival. On February 17, 2010, Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes announced the hiring of Franklin as offensive coordinator. 3 to 10 rankings. He is from California. numbers, statistically.". That year was the junior year for quarterback Jared Goff, whom he coached to conference records in passing yards record (4,714) and touchdown passes (43) in one season. The new system proved quite effective as Auburn bested their season average in all offensive categories, posting 423 yards of offense (233 passing / 190 rushing), had 24 first downs and ran an 11-year high 93 offensive plays, all despite playing against the #6 defense in the nation. What if we hired Tony Franklin, the OC from Clemson to replace Helton? A familiar OC vs. a familiar foe. [10], The Tigers' offense was much less impressive at the start of the 2008 season. Tony Franklin, One of The Godfathers of the Air Raid, retires Posted by Fus0623 on 1/2/21 at 12:31 pm 8 1 This guy was on the rise in the coaching … [16] Franklin's 2009 unit set MTSU records in total yards, passing yards, and total points. Even in Clemson’s big W over Bama two years ago, Bama won a ton of plays. NScalzo from those clips -- especially the several in a row running Boot action -- might be intriguing for Coen. Like Liked by 2 people The team struggled to find an offensive identity due to the midseason coaching and scheme change and went 1–5 over the last six games. "Tony has had a tremendous amount of success offensively in the His copyrighted offensive system has been implemented by over 351 high school and college programs in 44 states across the nation,[25][26] grossing over $170,000 annually from his consulting services. I've got a suggestion of something we could do, maybe a little The 2013 Cal football team finished 1–11. Tony Franklin, in Raleigh, N.C., in the days after he resigned and left Middle Tennessee State, where served as offensive coordinator before clashing with the staff and school over covid-19 protocols. The 2011 team saw significant improvement, winning the program's first WAC football title since 2001. Anthony Ray "Tony" Franklin (born November 18, 1956 in Big Spring, Texas) is a former National Football League football kicker in the National Football League between 1979 and 1988 for the Philadelphia Eagles, the New England Patriots, and the Miami Dolphins.Franklin was best known for his barefoot kicking style. Pro Football Hall of Famer John Hannah says of the system "If both teams have players who are equal in talent, this offense is impossible to stop".[27]. Some saw this as proof that even though Franklin was able to use his offense in lesser conferences and against lesser defenses, in the SEC where defense reigns, his version of the spread could not work. [20] The offense included a well-balanced attack with runningback Kenneth Dixon leading the country in scoring, quarterback Colby Cameron finishing 4th nationally in total offense, receiver Quinton Patton finishing 4th nationally in receiving yards per game. The Bulldogs finished the regular season 8–4 and were invited to play in the Poinsettia Bowl versus 15th ranked TCU. After Mike Leach was hired away by Oklahoma, Franklin was named offensive coordinator for the 2000 season and led the Wildcats to the nation's 2nd best passing offense,[4] as well as the nation's 11th best team in total offense (445 yards per game). Since his departure from Auburn, he has again taken control of the business and gone back to the title "The Tony Franklin System". Franklin had been on staff since 2016. Chick-fil-A Bowl Dec. 31 against Clemson. [12] At that time, the team had a 4–2 record. [6] In 2007, the Trojans ranked 16th nationally in total offense (453 yards per game)[7] and 25th nationally in scoring offense (34 points per game),[8] helping the team win back to back Sun Belt Conference titles. [15] Despite a losing record the year prior, MTSU finished the regular season with a 9–3 record including a win over the Maryland from the Atlantic Coast Conference (the lone conference loss came at Troy). Quarterback Dwight Dasher finished the season ranked 7th in the nation in total offense, threw for a school record 23 TD passes, and was named the SBC Player of the Week three times. Southeastern Conference and during his most recent position at Tony Franklin, a Caldwell County native and noted college football coach, announced his retirement from coaching with a nighttime post on Facebook on New Year’s Day. - With one game left to play for the 1 and 2 spot, the rest of my top 10 are: 3. After the first six games, Auburn ranked 104th in total offense out of all FBS teams.[11]. "He teaches an But he could be the next great coach. He announced his retirement on soon after the new year in 2021, following the completion of a challenging 2020 … What was the overall feeling regarding Tony Franklin during his time with Auburn? Associated Press AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn hired Troy offensive coordinator Tony Franklin on Wednesday to run the Tigers' offense. Coach in Booth : “Tony, they are showing cover 3 zone.” Franklin (because of film study) knows the teams likes to run fire zone blitzes in this down and distance checks to quick game or screen to attack blitz. Auburn plans to implement elements of new offensive coordinator Tony Franklin's spread offense into its game plan for Monday's Chick-fil-A Bowl against Clemson. Franklin's offense drastically improved productivity, especially in the passing game. Tuesday, and will at least help coach the offense in the They have real issues everywhere. wrinkle or something, that would be good.". Under Franklin's tutelage, the Blue Raiders offense improved from 7th in the conference in scoring before his arrival (and 84th in the nation)[14] to 2nd in the conference his first season (and 23rd in the nation). By Leland Wong Updated Oct 18, … This remarkable turnaround helped the Trojans earn their first Sun Belt Conference title as well as the school's first bowl win, with a victory in the New Orleans Bowl. The recent commitments of Tony Franklin and Jaylin Davies prove that Oregon is the class of the Pac-12 right now. sure who would call the plays in the bowl game. Franklin's offense again made improvements, ranking 42nd nationally in scoring[18] and 45th in passing. OL can’t block for more than 1.5 seconds No other bowl invited them and the Independence Bowl selected Ohio instead. Class grade: A- Tennessee Volunteers (23 commitments) The Volunteers' amazing hot streak has come to a halt thanks in part to some recent de-commitments. In his first season at Troy, Franklin turned the teams stuttering offense around from the last placed offensive unit in the Sun Belt Conference prior to his arrival, to leading the league in passing and ranking second in overall offense. The team failed to score 18 or more points in one third of its games. CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett thinks that his team has more to improve this season. I know he has no head coaching experience. Tony Franklin (born August 29, 1957) is a retired American football coach, most recently serving as the offensive coordinator for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders of Conference USA after making a move from the same position with the California Golden Bears. Jeremy Pruitt needs to get the momentum back. [21], On December 5, 2012, it was announced that head coach Sonny Dykes would be leaving Louisiana Tech to take the position as the head football coach at the University of California, Berkeley. 12 Clemson is a strong stride forward in that journey. Under his guidance, quarterbacks Dusty Bonner and Jared Lorenzen each led the SEC in passing. After spending two seasons with the Trojans, Franklin was hired on December 12, 2007 by Tommy Tuberville to serve as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Auburn University. 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Just ventured over to the 11 Warriors 1 … The regular season losses included a defeat in overtime at Mississippi State, 2-point loss at rival Southern Miss (finished season ranked #19 in Coaches Poll) and 1-point loss to Houston (finished season ranked #14 in Coaches Poll). offensive player of the year in both seasons under Franklin. on evaluating the talent for this spring," Franklin said. There was an epic example of clemsoning when Clemson hosted Florida State in a highly anticipated football game on October 19, 2013. IN. But he believes his team's rout of No. Cal's 2013 season amounted to the single worst record in the history of a program that first started playing football in 1886. Cal ranked 10th nationally in passing yards, and 31st national in overall offense. 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