Here is our look at Vandy football for the upcoming 2012 SEC football season. Pay attention to this one as this is our first SEC foe...Coach: James Franklin (6-7), 2nd year
Team Nickname: Commodores
2011 recap: What seemed to be a "ho-hum" typical Vanderbilt hire turned out to be a coup of sorts for the beleaguered Commodores. When, at the time, high profile Gus Malzahn passed on the VU job, the Commodores turned to Maryland assistant James Franklin. Many were surprised to see the young, energetic, and outspoken Franklin jump start a long stagnant program to a 6-6 (fantastic by Vandy standards) record and a bowl bid (24-31 loss to Cincinnati).
Franklin got off to a fast start beating Elon and Connecticut at home. Ole Miss tripped to Nashville in week 3 and Franklin hung a 30-7 whipping on the Rebels in what ended up being a nightmare season in Oxford. Vandy would drop the next three to South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia though Franklin and Co still had plenty of fight...