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Vanderbilt’s probable starting QB, Patton Robinette, retires

QB Patton Robinette’s playing career coming to an end. http://t.co/1MfWoY5sUU pic.twitter.com/Gp8SONSmXl — VandyFootball (@VandyFootball) March 27, 2015 Less than a week after starting the Vanderbilt spring game, junior Patton Robinette is calling it a career. Last season, Robinette played in six games and compeleted 64% of his passes (which was far and away the best on the...
Via The Student Section
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s probable starting QB, Patton Robinette, retires

QB Patton Robinette’s playing career coming to an end. http://t.co/1MfWoY5sUU pic.twitter.com/Gp8SONSmXl — VandyFootball (@VandyFootball) March 27, 2015 Less than a week after starting the Vanderbilt spring game, junior Patton Robinette is calling it a career. Last season, Robinette played in six games and compeleted 64% of his passes (which was far and away the best on the...
Via Bloguin Best
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee snaps skid against Vanderbilt, earns first bowl berth since 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Before its regular-season finale against Vanderbilt, Tennessee football coach Butch Jones scheduled a team meeting for Monday with one of two eventualities topping the agenda. As they had done in three previous seasons, the Volunteers with a loss to their instate rival would receive off-season directives from their coach and bid adieu to another losing season...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee bowl eligible after beating Vandy 24-17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Joshua Dobbs ran for two touchdowns and 91 yards as Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 24-17 Saturday to become eligible for the Volunteers' first bowl since 2010. Tennessee's win also gives the Southeastern Conference a league-record 12 bowl-eligible teams. The Vols (6-6, 3-5) also snapped a two-game skid to their in-state rival that had been their longest since 1925...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt wants to spoil Tennessee's bowl hopes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores have had nothing like the season first-year coach Derek Mason targeted during Southeastern Conference media days, and now they have only one game left before a merciful end to their season. And as the old saying goes, misery loves company. The Commodores' best hope is beating an SEC team once and avoiding becoming the first team in...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy eager to play after worst loss in 20 years

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason seems to have gotten the attention of his Commodores coming off the program's worst loss in 20 years. Mason spent two weeks focusing on Mississippi State treating the game as a bowl, and his Commodores wound up being thumped 51-0. The Vanderbilt coach could be heard dressing down the Commodores in the locker room, and Mason said...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

With continuity, Commodores anxiously awaiting first SEC win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Considering they have been few and far between this season, Vanderbilt football can't be a snob about its victories. Vanderbilt is winless in five Southeastern Conference games, but it can hang its hat on going 3-1 against non-league opponents. The only non-SEC loss came in the season opener to visiting Temple, which is now 5-3 following last Saturday's win over...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt coach sticking with QB Johnny McCrary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt's quarterback carousel appears to have stopped once again with Johnny McCrary set to make his second straight start at quarterback against Old Dominion on Saturday night. Yet coach Derek Mason also says backup Patton Robinette could play as well. ''Patton is still our guy, but as we look right now Johnny is coming off a great week and we're going...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy QB Robinette medically cleared for Missouri

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has been cleared medically from a concussion he suffered Sept. 20, and he will be in uniform Saturday when the Commodores visit Missouri. The Commodores announced Robinette had been cleared Friday. Redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary still is set for his first career start, becoming the fourth different starting quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy takes SEC break, hosts Charleston Southern

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores are a young team trying to grow up in a hurry, playing with a freshman at quarterback while Patton Robinette heals up from a concussion. In other words, a team that can't take any game for granted. Not even if Saturday night is homecoming, and Charleston Southern comes from the Football Championship Subdivision. ''They are a 5-0 football...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt coach trying to refocus for second half

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is hitting the reset button for his Commodores halfway through the season. The Commodores are 1-5 and have lost three straight. Quarterback Patton Robinette still is recovering from a concussion suffered Sept. 20, keeping the Commodores on a signal-caller carousel that resulted in the wrong play being called in the 44-17 loss at...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 13 Georgia to face QB Freebeck, Vanderbilt

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Vanderbilt and No. 13 Georgia bring different quarterback questions into Saturday's game. Vanderbilt freshman Wade Freebeck is expected to make his third start as Patton Robinette misses his second straight game with a concussion. Meanwhile, Georgia coach Mark Richt has fielded questions this week about the possibility senior starter Hutson Mason could share snaps...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt quarterback recovering from concussion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette is recovering from a concussion and is questionable for the Commodores' first road game this season at Kentucky. Coach Derek Mason said Tuesday that a quarterback playing in the Southeastern Conference needs to be 100 percent and someone dealing with a concussion needs to be fully past the injury to return. The coach...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina rallies past Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There's something distinctly missing from the impressive run South Carolina has put together in nine-plus seasons under veteran coach Steve Spurrier. Sure, the Gamecocks have posted three straight 11-win seasons and, as a result, finished with a final top 10 national ranking each year, both school bests, including last year's No. 4 final ranking. That might have...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt comes back to beat UMass for first win of season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Ralph Webb scored on a 4-yard run with 1:08 remaining to give Vanderbilt a come-from-behind 34-31 win over Massachusetts on Saturday. The winning score was set up on a 36-yard completion from Patton Robinette to C.J. Duncan. Robinette, a sophomore, entered the game in the second quarter after true freshman Wade Freebeck started the game. Freebeck was the...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hugs all around: Vandy holds on vs. UMass for much-needed win

It's come to this for Vanderbilt. After losing the first two games under Derek Mason by a combined score of 78-10, the Commodores were a 22-yard field goal by UMass from going to overtime Saturday in Nashville. But Blake Lucas' attempt went wide left, and as the Minutemen just stood, he received a hug from Vandy's Adam Butler. The 34-31 victory saw the Commodores (1-2) fall behind...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Stoic Vandy coach plans to be more demonstrative

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt first-year coach Derek Mason has studied the tape of the Commodores disappointing loss to open the season. He's found plenty of mistakes to correct, including how he acts on the sideline. So expect to see a more demonstrative Mason on the sidelines this week. Mason said Tuesday he kept his usual energy hidden while trying a stoic approach for his...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt searching for solutions after Temple blowout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nothing cooperated with Vanderbilt as it opened a new era under coach Derek Mason. A nearly two-hour delay because of thunderstorms greeted players and fans alike for the already late starting time. For Vandy fans who stayed for a game that didn't until after 1 a.m. locally, they saw a Temple team defiant of being a two-touchdown underdog. Even the Commodores...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Commodores eager to win with new coach in opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores have a new coach and are ready to start proving that their winning ways didn't leave when their last one departed. Derek Mason makes his coaching debut against Temple on Thursday in the nightcap game on the new SEC Network With James Franklin leading them, the Commodores went 9-4 and finished in the Top 25 rankings each of the past...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt coach plans low-key approach for debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Derek Mason knows exactly where he will be when it's time for his Vanderbilt Commodores to run onto the field Thursday night. Bringing up the rear, letting his captains lead their teammates through the tunnel. ''That's their football team,'' Mason said Tuesday. ''We are Vanderbilt. Our captains will come out, they'll lead that team out the tunnel. I'll be in...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Scripted Vandy ready to ride QB Robinette in season opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Head coach Derek Mason has been a one-quarterback coach since Day 1 of his new tenure at Vanderbilt. That's why he and offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell were very particular in their months-long scrutiny and ultimate declaration that sophomore Patton Robinette start on Thursday, with Vanderbilt hosting Temple. After beating out redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Scripted Vandy ready to ride QB Robinette in season opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Head coach Derek Mason has been a one-quarterback coach since Day 1 of his new tenure at Vanderbilt. That's why he and offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell were very particular in their months-long scrutiny and ultimate declaration that sophomore Patton Robinette start on Thursday, with Vanderbilt hosting Temple. After beating out redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt names Robinette as starting quarterback

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has named Patton Robinette as his starting quarterback a week before the Commodores' season opener against Temple. Mason announced his decision Thursday night. "I'm excited for Patton as we prepare this team for the season opener next Thursday," Mason said in a statement. "Patton has really made strides and consistently improved from...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason names Robinette as Vanderbilt's starting QB

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has named Patton Robinette as his starting quarterback a week before the Commodores' season opener against Temple. Mason announced his decision Thursday night. Robinette, the only quarterback with any starting experience at Vanderbilt, beat out Johnny McCrary and Steven Rivers, the younger brother of Philip who's quarterback for...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt coach Mason leaving QB battle wide open

HOOVER, Ala. -- Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason will not only avoid announcing a starting quarterback until the season opener, but he's also labeling it a six-player race. That declaration came from the first-year Commodores coach during SEC Media Days when asked who would replace graduated starter Austyn Carta-Samuels. But whomever it is among six candidates, it will be his...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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