Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, August 25, 2014

James Franklin went 24-15 and advanced to three bowls in his three seasons at Vanderbilt. He turned around the program that gave him his first head coaching job, and the new Penn State coach is forever grateful for the opportunity. On Monday, Franklin tweeted best wishes to Vanderbilt and new coach Derek Mason.

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This isn't the first time Franklin has supported Vandy since he left for Penn State. He also cheered on the baseball team at the College World Series.

Vanderbilt opens the season Thursday night vs. Temple.

Here's a look at Vandy's new helmet:

About Brent Yarina senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature "Clothes Call," which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.