Last night - via WSMV-TV in Nashville - I posted video from the postgame, on-field exchange between Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin and Georgia Coach Mark Richt.
During the heated, essentially one-way conversation, Franklin slammed UGA Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham in attempting to explain the ensuing altercation between the two teams following Georgia’s 33-28 win over the Commodores in Nashville.
WSMV has since released more of the exchange between Franklin and Richt - and Franklin and another Georgia assistant coach.
The video includes subtitles to identify what Franklin and Richt said in real time. Transcript:
Franklin: ”36 [Shawn Williams] comes up, after a tough game, talking — to me!”
Franklin: ”Rubbing our face in it right after the game!”
Richt: “He’s a dumb—.”
Franklin: “And then your coach when I tell him about it, then he goes after me and the fight starts.”
Richt: “That’s what I thought happened, I apologize. It’s horse —- horse —-.”
After complaining to Richt, Franklin then vented his spleen to a Georgia assistant coach:
Franklin: “Hey, 36 after a tough game, come over and going to talk —- in my face after the game. That’s not how my guys do it!”
While Franklin has a point about the behavior of Williams, if that’s in fact what happened between the Georgia player and Vanderbilt Coach, perhaps his enthusiasm for making accusations to the Georgia coaching staff should’ve instead been channeled into avoiding a further altercation by getting his team off the field.