Remember Tony Franklin, Auburn fans?

Surely Auburn fans recall the disastrous 2008 season when Tony Franklin served a half-season as Tommy Tuberville’s offensive coordinator. But there is a lot more to Franklin, who worked at Middle Tennessee and Louisiana Tech prior to his current stop at California, where he has served as offensive coordinator for the last two years.

Franklin coached in the South for three decades, but he finally seems to be at home in Berkeley, where he says he’d be willing to participate in a protest over a cause if he felt strongly enough. Clearly that’s nothing like serving as an assistant coach in his previous stop, where that would not be a reasonable possibility.