2011 Record: 6-7 (2-6 in SEC)
Head Coach: James Franklin
Last Bowl Game: 2011 season Liberty Bowl: lost to Cincinnati 31-24
Returning Starters: (Offense: 8; Defense: 7)
Key Offensive Returnees: QB Jordan Rodgers (9 TD, 10 INT), RB Zac Stacy (1193 yards rush, 14 TD), WR Jordan Matthews (41 rec, 5 TD), WR Chris Boyd (31 rec, 8 TD)
Key Defensive Returnees: LB Archibald Barnes (58 tackles), S Kenny Ladler (53 tackles), LB Chase Garnham (51 tackles), CB Trey Wilson (3 INT), DT Rob Lohr (4.5 sacks)
Top Recruits: RB Brian Kimbrow (Scout.com’s #27 RB), MLBHarding Harper (#32 MLB), QB Patton Robinette (#38 QB), OT Andrew Jelks (#43 OT)
For the first time since the Jay Cutler era, Vandy has some offensive firepower. The offense became much better when Jordan Rodgers took over at quarterback midway through the season in 2011. His efficiency wasn’t the best last season, but it is expected to improve as a full-time starter.
“I thought (Rodgers) did a lot of ...