Vanderbilt Students, Alumni, Fans, and Staff for James Franklin: Keep James Franklin!
  • Petitioned Coach James Franklin

This petition was delivered to:

Vanderbilt Football
Coach James Franklin
Vanderbilt University
Vice Chancellor David Williams

Vanderbilt Students, Alumni, Fans, and Staff for James Franklin: Keep James Franklin!

    1. Courtney Graziano
    2. Petition by

      Courtney Graziano

      Littleton, CO

Dear World of Football:

Many of us have waited years for Vanderbilt to have back-to-back 9 win seasons, 3 straight bowl games, to beat Florida, to beat TN a lot, to have recruits want to come to Vanderbilt, to watch our team be surrounded by devoted fans, and to watch the Commodore Nation emerge with Vs held high and black and gold abundant. 

James Franklin needs to stay at Vandy. Please don't take him. We've waited too long for him to build teams like this. We've waited too long to#anchordown. I know you want him to coach your team, but please he has the opportunity to be the greatest coach in Vanderbilt history. Buildings and stadiums could be named for him. 

To Coach Franklin: I beg you to stay a Commodore.

To Vanderbilt: Find a way to keep him. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Vanderbilt Matches offer?

      Courtney Graziano
      Petition Organizer

      "On Monday, Penn State thought James Franklin was a lock to be their next head coach. Franklin had given every indication that he was coming, and was expected to sign the offer PSU made to him over the weekend.

      The entire situation changed late Tuesday, when Vanderbilt came in with an offer that matched Penn State’s financially and also included guarantees about improvements to Vandy’s facilities."

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Article about Petition!

      Courtney Graziano
      Petition Organizer

      Well the petition has caught the eye of a Penn State area newspaper.

      I added a comment! I encourage everyone to keep sharing the petition! I can't post it all here (not enough characters allowed).


      Vanderbilt students and fans starting petition to keep James Franklin as their head football coach

      News of Penn State's interest in James Franklin is not lost on the students, faculty and alumni at Vanderbilt University. So much so that one Vanderbilt football fan has started a petition imploring Franklin not to consider any other coaching offers, such as the one at Penn State.

    5. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • bob blocks WYCKOFF, NJ
      • 9 months ago

      I love what franklin has done and respect his mission

    • Lindsay Miller SEATTLE, WA
      • 10 months ago


    • Kayla Bailey WASHINGTON, DC
      • 10 months ago

      I am a graduate of Vanderbilt. Coach Franklin, you have an opportunity to build a legacy at our university. Don't leave the dream of perception and community change at Vanderbilt so quickly! We are behind you 100%.

    • Liza Jarrett OWINGS MILLS, MD
      • 10 months ago


    • Laura Sullivan WAYNE, PA
      • 10 months ago

      I have been a Vandy fan for years and I hope that he stays to build a legacy.


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