VANDERBILT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Coaching rumors: Former Vanderbilt FB Clark Lea becomes Notre Dame’s linebackers coach

Former Vanderbilt fullback Clark Lea reportedly will be Notre Dame’s linebackers coach. As reported by Mike Organ of The Tennessean, Lea is on his way to South Bend, Ind., after spending last season as linebackers coach at Wake Forest with new Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko. Elko replaces Brian VanGorder, who was fired last September. Greg Hudson served as the Fighting...
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WATCH: Bryce Drew Post Game Press Conference at Georgia - 1/17/17

Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew addressed the media following Georgia's 76-68 win over the Commodores in Athens, Ga., on January 17, 2017.

David Williams discusses the possibility of sharing a stadium with an MLS team

It is possible to come up with a worse idea than continuing to play in Vanderbilt Stadium with no renovations. If you ask most people who are remotely familiar with the Vanderbilt Commodores football program, they’ll agree that Vanderbilt Stadium is in need of major renovations, if not a complete rebuild (though perhaps some of them will be a bit hyperbolic about the necessity...
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1 day ago

Georgia 76, Vanderbilt 68: When you live and die by the three, sometimes you die

Also, Vanderbilt strangely didn’t get to the foul line. Georgia’s FT Rate in the chart above is a bit misleading: the Bulldogs attempted 14 free throws in the final two minutes of the game, when Vanderbilt was essentially trying to foul them. Of course, Vanderbilt’s FT Rate isn’t misleading at all: Vanderbilt only got to the line six times. Inasmuch as that Georgia...
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1 day ago

Georgia hands Vanderbilt its fourth straight loss, 76-68

This game was actually painful to watch. The Vanderbilt Commodores came into Stegeman Coliseum having lost three in a row, and the Commodores couldn’t overcome a slow start in Athens as the Georgia Bulldogs sent them to their fourth straight loss by a score of 76-68. With leading scorer Matthew Fisher-Davis coming off the bench for the first time this season, Vanderbilt started...
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1 day ago

Zach Cunningham: “I will always be a Commodore”

This will probably be better received than James Franklin’s ad in the Hustler. Vanderbilt Commodores linebacker Zach Cunningham may be leaving for the NFL Draft, but he’s not leaving Vanderbilt behind. Cunningham penned an open letter to fans on Tuesday in which he discusses the difficulty of his decision to declare for the draft, as well as thanking the Vanderbilt family for...
Via Anchor of Gold
2 days ago

Outgoing Vanderbilt LB Zach Cunningham to fans: ‘I will always be a Commodore’

Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham is coming off a standout year in which he led the SEC with 125 tackles. He also had 16.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles on his way to becoming the first player in team history to earn unanimous First Team All-America. Cunningham will skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. But he will leave with some fantastic memories from...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

WATCH: David Williams on The Paul Finebaum Show (Jan. 16, 2017)

Vice Chancellor/AD David Williams joined Paul Finebaum to discuss the Commodores' trip to Washington D.C. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham entering NFL draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham is bypassing his final year of eligibility and entering the NFL draft. Cunningham confirmed his decision Sunday after first announcing his plans Saturday night at an event in Connecticut. The fourth-year junior was named an All-American after leading the Southeastern Conference with 125 tackles and third with 16 + tackles...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Mason on NFL-bound Zach Cunningham: ‘Vanderbilt is indebted to Zach’

Saturday, Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham made his decision to head to the NFL official, leaving the Commodores without their best player. While the loss is sure to sting the defense next season, coach Derek Mason had nothing but great things to say about one of the best players in the school’s history. “We could not be more proud of Zach Cunningham and what he has accomplished...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

Tennessee 87, Vanderbilt 75: Sometimes, the box score tells you everything you need to know

Tennessee scored 1.43 points per possession. That’s all I really need to know. Sometimes, I really hate it when I have to write this post after I didn’t watch the game (either because **** you CBS Sports Network or, like last night, I was out seeing The Book of Mormon instead, which... turned out to be a good decision, probably.) Granted, I could watch the game on replay...
Via Anchor of Gold
4 days ago

WATCH: Vanderbilt Tennessee Post Game Press Conference - Kornet and Cressler

Luke Kornet and Nolan Cressler speak to the media following Vanderbilt's 87-75 loss to Tennessee.

Vanderbilt recruiting snapchat: Commodores narrowing targets as signing day nears

Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason nixed rumors this week that he’s leaving the Commodores for California. Instead, Mason is committed to filling out his 2017 recruiting class and filling several needs as National Signing Day rapidly approaches on Feb. 1. The Cal job opened with the firing of Sonny Dykes. As reports popped about his interest, Mason put them to rest. Regarding...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Coaching rumors: Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason responds directly to Cal rumors

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason found himself caught in the coaching rumor circuit on Wednesday. And it didn’t take him long to clear the air. The third-year Commodores coach was mentioned by FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman as someone that Cal may have interest in hiring to replace the recently fired Sonny Dykes. Mason took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to alleviate any concerns the...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

WATCH: Luke Kornet Interview 1-9

Luke Kornet speaks to the media Monday afternoon to preview the Commodores next game against Kentucky.

WATCH: Bryce Drew Post Game Press Conference

Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew addresses the media after the Commodores' 80-61 win over Auburn on January 4, 2017 at Memorial Gym.

Five reasons to watch the Independence Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. Food and football — they're a match made...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State, Vanderbilt meet in Independence Bowl after upsets

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) There were times this season that Vanderbilt and North Carolina State looked like bad teams. But November arrived and both programs improved, leading to some upset wins and bowl eligibility. Now the Commodores and the Wolfpack meet in the Independence Bowl on Monday. Vanderbilt (6-6) appeared headed for a lost season in the Southeastern Conference until back...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State, Vanderbilt meet in Independence Bowl

Vanderbilt (6-6, SEC) vs. North Carolina State (6-6, ACC), 5 p.m. EST (ESPN2). Line: N.C. State by 5+. Series Record: Vanderbilt leads 2-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Vanderbilt wants to keep momentum from an impressive late-season surge that included victories over Mississippi and Tennessee. N.C. State is in a similar position after an upset win in the regular-season finale over rival...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt hoping QB Kyle Shurmur picks up where he left off

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kyle Shurmur is happy doing whatever it takes to help Vanderbilt win whether that is handing the ball off or throwing down the field. The way the quarterback has grown this season, coach Derek Mason believes the best is yet to come. ''He wants to be great, he doesn't want to be good,'' Mason said Tuesday. ''He challenges himself every day. We talk about football...
Via Associated Press
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina St, Vanderbilt meet in Independence Bowl

North Carolina State (6-6, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6, Southeastern Conference), Dec. 26, 5 p.m. EST LOCATION: Shreveport, Louisiana. TOP PLAYERS North Carolina State: DL Bradley Chubb finished second in the ACC with 20+ tackles for a loss and also had 9+ sacks. Vanderbilt: QB Kyle Shurmur has played his best football over the past two weeks. He led the Commodores...
Via Associated Press
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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