OK, so Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin said something when he was asked Thursday about interviewing for the head coaching position at Vanderbilt.
It's just that he didn't say anything particularly illuminating or insightful.
"I'm gonna give you guys my standard answer, which I've been giving you all year long whenever you asked me a question outside my role as the offensoive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Maryland," said Franklin, the Terrapins' head coach in waiting. "That's my focus is to be to be the best offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach I possibly can for the University of Maryland and that's my focus. We've got 18 recruits coming in here this weekend and I'm excited about that, and bowl practice is going very well."
Franklin won't end up in a Coors Light commercial or in a viral YouTube clip with those comments, and his reticence to discuss his professional future is understandable. Still, the parlor game of figuring out what the future of the Maryland football program is beyond the end of the 2011 season will continue until the futures of Franklin and coach Ralph Friedgen are determined.
And so the wait will continue.