This is pretty special for people here in Nashville.
While, I never met the guy, Frank's such a positive influence in the community here. I heard a story that he was at a Nashville Predators hockey game after the Music City Miracle and people kept coming up to him and he signed autographs for over two hours. He's known to never turn down an autograph request.
I sincerely hope he gets some Hall Of Fame consideration in 5 years.
Compared to other tight ends Frank has Hall of Fame numbers, but I don't think he will make it. He caught more than four touchdowns in a season only once, and got over 700 yards only twice. He was a very good player for some time, but I don't think he has much national recognition at all. At least not as a great player, and that is what the Hall of Fame is for.
Hmmmm, their own personal tv deal, special consideration making it easier to be a BCS team, extra coverage from every mag and network because they are who they are even in years they suck....yeah nope. Not feeling very sorry for Notre Dame at all. :)