VANDERBILT RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: reVealed: Tennessee 2016

Go behind the scenes of the Commodores 45-34 victory over rival Tennessee as the Dores reach bowl eligibility.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt football recruiting snapshot: Derek Mason riding momentum

Breaking down Vanderbilt’s 2017 recruiting class. Where Vanderbilt’s 2017 recruiting class is ranked Vanderbilt currently ranks No. 57 in the nation behind No. 56 Wake Forest and one ahead of the South Florida Bulls. Derek Mason’s incoming class, however, doesn’t bring up the rear in the SEC. At No. 13 in the conference — courtesy of a 145.4 composite ranking per 247Sports...
Via SEC Country
18 hours ago

Coaching Rumors: Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig ‘strong candidate’ at Nevada

Derek Mason led Vanderbilt to bowl eligibility in 2016, and that success has one Mountain West team eyeing a Commodores’ coordinator. According to Football Scoop, offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig is a “strong candidate” for the Nevada head coaching vacancy. Ludwig is in his second year at Vanderbilt after spending 2013-14 as Wisconsin’s offensive coordinator. The Commodores...
Via SEC Country
19 hours ago

Vanderbilt AD expects Derek Mason to coach Commodores for a long time

What a difference two weeks can make in the volatile world of college football. On Nov. 12, Vanderbilt suffered a disappointing defeat against SEC cellar-dweller Missouri. On Saturday, the Commodores completed their second upset in a row — a 45-34 victory over Tennessee, following a 38-17 beatdown of Ole Miss — to become bowl-eligible at 6-6. The late turnaround has to make...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

ESPN: Vanderbilt, Derek Mason Negotiating Contract Extension

The move comes just days after Vanderbilt beat Tennessee to finish 6-6 and ensure a bowl bid in Mason’s third year. So, time to answer the question that was on everyone’s mind... This seemed like a fait accompli after the last two weeks, as the Commodores beat Ole Miss and Tennessee to finish the season at 6-6 and ensure the eighth bowl bid in program history. As a private...
Via Anchor of Gold
2 days ago

Late gains prove Derek Mason is turning tide at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason established credibility during the 2016 offseason, and it took him just a few games to lose it. The South Carolina loss in Week 1 was disappointing, especially considering the talent gap between the two teams. Inserting backup Wade Freebeck and killing his team’s offensive rhythm might have cost the Commodores the game. After a fairly impressive win...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Vanderbilt 83, Tennessee State 59: Turnovers didn’t matter here, but they might later

A 24-point win is nice, but some of this sloppiness is going to need to be cleaned up. Yeah, a 28.8% turnover rate isn’t ideal. It didn’t hurt Vanderbilt in this game because the Commodores shot the crap out of the ball (65.2% effective FG percentage) and rebounded more than half of their own misses, but when those things aren’t so strongly in Vanderbilt’s favor... this...
Via Anchor of Gold
2 days ago

Coaching rumors: Vanderbilt considering raise, extension for Derek Mason

Earning a trip to a bowl game at Vanderbilt is no easy feat. It’s happened only seven times in the program’s history, which dates back to the 1890s. After closing the regular season with wins against Ole Miss and Tennessee to move its record to 6-6, Vanderbilt is eligible to play in its first bowl game under Coach Derek Mason. It will be the Commodores’ eighth bowl game...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Vanderbilt cruises past Tennessee State, 83-59

A 14-0 run to end the first half erased all doubt in this one. A hot shooting performance carried the Vanderbilt Commodores past the previously-undefeated Tennessee State Tigers by a score of 83-59 at Memorial Gym on Tuesday night. Vanderbilt used a 14-0 run at the end of the first half to turn what had been a fairly competitive game into a rout. The Commodores led 43-22 at the...
Via Anchor of Gold
3 days ago

Bowl Projections: No Keeping Vanderbilt Out Now

So, do you like Shreveport or Birmingham? There will be no NCAA waiver needed; Vanderbilt is going bowling. The Commodores beat arch-rival Tennessee on Saturday to clinch win No. 6 on the season and punch their ticket to the postseason. While Vandy would have received a bowl bid even with a five-win season thanks to the program’s high APR scores, the inherent sweetness of rallying...
Via Anchor of Gold
3 days ago

WATCH: Vanderbilt Football with Derek Mason - Tennessee

Head Coach Derek Mason talks with the Voice of the Commodores Joe Fisher about the Dores win over Tennessee.

WATCH: Vanderbilt Post Game Press Conference - Off SAs - Tennessee - 11.26.16

Vanderbilt's Ralph Webb, Kyle Shurmur, and Trent Sherfield address the media following the Commodores 45-34 win over Tennessee on November 26, 2016.

WATCH: Vanderbilt Post Game Press Conference - Tennessee - 11.26.16

Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham, Adam Butler, and LaDarius Wiley address the media following Vanderbilt's 45-34 win over Tennessee on November 26, 2016.

Six Wins GIF Thread

Vanderbilt is going bowling, and not even thanks to APR-related shenanigans. The Vanderbilt Commodores won their sixth game of the season tonight. Also, Vanderbilt defeated Tennessee for the third time in the last five years, or as many wins over Tennessee as the Commodores had for 47 years before that. Also, Vanderbilt scored 45 points in an SEC game for the first time since...
Via Anchor of Gold
6 days ago

Coach wants Vanderbilt to grow up, beat Vols for 6th win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Coach Derek Mason is embracing what a win Saturday night would mean both to his Vanderbilt Commodores and the program he's been building for three seasons. No clich�s about trying to go 1-0, though his Commodores proved Tuesday they've learned that talking point well from their coach. No, when talking Tuesday about the game in both teams' regular season...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ralph Webb runs for 3 TDs as Vanderbilt routs Ole Miss 38-17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ralph Webb ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns, and Vanderbilt scored 31 straight points in beating Mississippi 38-17 Saturday night to snap a three-game skid to the Rebels. With the win, Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) assured coach Derek Mason his best record yet in his third season. The Commodores now need a win in their regular season...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Vandy’s Zach Cunningham blocks field goal in spectacular fashion

The Vanderbilt Commodores fell to the Auburn Tigers on Saturday afternoon but Vandy linebacker Zach Cunningham had one of the highlights of the season. Cunningham perfectly timed the snap on the field goal attempt and leap frogged the offensive line and he was in front of the kicker before the poor guy knew what was going on…..
Via The Student Section
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Auburn RB Pettway's game-winning TD thwarted by hamstring pull

Normally one definitive play can make or break a game. When the powerhouse Auburn Tigers faced off the normally weak Vanderbilt Commodores, many believed they knew the outcome of the game before it even started. The play started off like every other game clinching touchdown, running to the goal line and he unfortunately came up limp. Watching it live, it was unbelievably sad...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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