We speak with recently retired (from Middle Tennessee State) Offensive Coach Tony Franklin and touch on many topics, including which programs got it right in putting community and player health first, against the backdrop of broader disregard in the profession for caution in group settings; and re-imagining the concept of patriotism as applies to leadership in a pandemic . Further, Coach Franklin looks back on his vocational and personal life, what shaped his guiding principles, and how he applied them within the militaristic command structure of football, sometimes in the face of resistance and threats to his livelihood, and even his own shortcomings.
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Art Design-Nouh El-Aidi
Original Music by Bobby Quinn
Additional music by Kammerer "Another Deep Breath" copyright 2009 Jamendo Creative Commons license