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A lot can come from college football preseason team meetings, but a full ride? That's a new one. On Wednesday, fourth-year Vanderbilt walk-on Marc Panu was surprised with a full scholarship during a film session. Check out the video below.
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What began as a routine team meeting turned into a surreal moment for one Vanderbilt football player.
After praising fullback Marc Panu for his effort in practice the day before, coach James Franklin stunned his fourth-year walk-on by awarding him a full scholarship on Wednesday.
Immediately, the packed auditorium erupted into cheers as Panu's teammates rose to congratulate...
I am a few days late on this, but this is pretty amazing and a great feel good story for the weekend. Vanderbilt fourth-year walk-on Marc Panu was awarded a scholarship at a preseason team meeting, which he had no clue was coming his way. The look on his face when it happened was absolutely priceless.
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My time is short, so let me say this. F-in. Great.
Coach James Franklin is trying to do some things with the Vanderbilt football program. It’s been obvious and impressive for anyone who’s been paying attention. It shows in how they carry themselves, the culture he’s trying to instill…heck, even their new uniforms. There’s a much bigger message behind everything. Franklin...
Vanderbilt awarded fourth-year walk-on Marc Panu a scholarship. This is fairly standard this time of the year, but most schools don’t turn it into a great YouTube video.
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This is making the rounds, but we're posting it anyway to show just how coll the moment below actually is...
Vandy Head Coach James Franklin is trying to do anything and everything possible to change the culture in and around the Vanderbilt athletic program.
He doesn't take any guff from the other Ess-E-Cee coaches who...