A bowl berth in football, the first Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament title in 61 years and the league cross-country championship are just some of the accomplishments for the Vanderbilt Commodores this year.
For the man in charge of athletics at the SEC's only private university, the lengthy list of accomplishments is very nice. But Vice Chancellor David Williams said no one at Vanderbilt wants to get too relaxed or complacent, citing the Commodores' second bowl game in four seasons at the Liberty Bowl with helping drive expectations higher.
''Once you go to a bowl game and you experience it, you don't want to stop, so nobody, nobody wants to face the other now,'' Williams said Wednesday. ''It's kind of like they've tasted the best, and they don't want to go back to the other. So everyone's pulling hard, and everyone's experienced that.''
Vanderbilt's success may not measure up to all the national championships Alabama is racking up, but by Commodores' standards...