James Franklin calls Nick Saban

Updated: January 30, 2013, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt coach James Franklin has apologized to Alabama coach Nick Saban for calling him "Nicky Satan" at a high school banquet in Georgia.

School spokesman Larry Leathers confirmed Franklin called Saban on Wednesday afternoon to apologize.

The Vanderbilt coach spoke Monday night at the fall sports banquet for Central High in Macon, Ga., where linebacker Nigel Bowden is one of his top commitments.

According to videotape from WMAZ-TV, Franklin said, ...

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