VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

Vanderbilt dismisses RB Seymour from team for rules violation

  Vanderbilt has dismissed running back Jerron Seymour for violating team rules. School spokesman Larry Leathers confirmed the dismissal on Wednesday. The Tennessean first reported the move. Seymour was on the depth chart released Tuesday but was not at practice Wednesday. Coach Derek Mason tells The Tennessean the fourth-year junior remains in school and is scheduled to graduate...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt dismisses RB Jerron Seymour from team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt has dismissed running back Jerron Seymour for violating team rules. School spokesman Larry Leathers confirmed the dismissal on Wednesday. The Tennessean first reported the move. Seymour was on the depth chart released Tuesday but was not at practice Wednesday. Coach Derek Mason tells The Tennessean the fourth-year junior remains in school and is...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jury selection starts in Vanderbilt rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Potential jurors in the case against two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of raping a student in a campus dorm were warned Monday that the trial will contain sexually graphic videos and photos. Davidson County Assistant District Attorney General Jan Norman also said that jurors would likely spend a great deal of time talking about different...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Player Hugs UMass Kicker After Missed Game-Tying Field Goal (Video)

UMass kicker Blake Lucas needed a hug after missing an opportunity to tie up the game against Vanderbilt and send it into overtime. He received one, but it probably wasn’t exactly what he was looking for. Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler gave Lucas a celebratory bear hug after he missed his 22-yard chance wide left to give Vandy a 34-31 victory. The Minutemen were up...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UMass Kicker Blake Lucas Miss Game-Tying Field Goal, Gets A Hug From Vanderbilt DL Adam Butler

Being a kicker can be tough. When you do something great, it doesn’t always receive the praise that other players receive when they do something awesome. When you fail at your job, you get a ton of criticism, and sometimes, all you want is a hug. Take for instance UMass kicker Blake Lucas, who had a 22-yard chip shot today against Vanderbilt that, if he made it, would have tied...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

After two blowout losses, Vandy fan buys FireDerekMason.com

The Derek Mason era is not off to a good start at Vanderbilt. After getting blown out out against Temple in their season opener, the Commodores followed that up with another blowout this time by Ole Miss. Vanderbilt is starting to look like the team that we were use to seeing getting blown out before James Franklin got there. And because of that after just two games, Commodores...
Via No Guts, No Glory
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Mason quickly putting his stamp on Vanderbilt program

HOOVER, Ala. -- It didn't take long for Vanderbilt football players to figure the difference between new coach Derek Mason and the previous coach, James Franklin. "I have heard a lot of times that Coach Franklin was considered a walking headline. He loves the cameras. He loves the media. He loves to be in the center of attention," Commodores sophomore defensive lineman...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Mason quickly putting his stamp on Vanderbilt program

HOOVER, Ala. -- It didn't take long for Vanderbilt football players to figure the difference between new coach Derek Mason and the previous coach, James Franklin. "I have heard a lot of times that Coach Franklin was considered a walking headline. He loves the cameras. He loves the media. He loves to be in the center of attention," Commodores sophomore defensive lineman...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen: Vanderbilt Defensive Lineman Adam Butler Sings George Strait On The Radio At SEC Media Days

Plenty of the questions at SEC Media Days are dry and football-specific, and are given very safe answers, as is expected. However, there are occasional moments during these four days when things get weird, and those moments are the best. We’ve already seen the reemergence of Alabama championship ring-hat guy, who has now made his way to two straight SEC Media Days. Now, we have...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 65 Vanderbilt Commodores season preview

The 2014 Vanderbilt Commodores and first-year head coach Derek Mason will look to build upon the success that former head coach James Franklin built in Nashville before leaving for Penn State during the offseason. Overall the Commodores return 13 starters from a season ago when they finished 9-4 and ended the year on a five-game winning streak that they hope to carry far into the...
Via College Football Universe
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt coach has awesome gold business card

Andy Staples got his hand on Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason’s business card, and it is wildly ridiculous. Check out the image which Andy Tweeted out today and tell me that isn’t a huge power move by coach. I guess if you are going to take over for James Franklin you want to show you aren’t here to mess around? Apparently all his contact is on the other side of the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy carries out Mason's competitive vision at spring game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Before spring practice started, new Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason used an analogy for how philosophical changes on both sides of the ball would be implemented. He likened it to having his players drink water out of a fire hose, as the offense changed from a read-option attack to pro style and defensively from a 4-3 alignment to a 3-4 look. "Spring...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason ramping up tempo, competition at Vandy practices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Don't expect the Vanderbilt football team to take baby steps into learning the systems of new head coach Derek Mason -- on both sides of the ball. Instead, Mason will force-feed the information to the Commodores, who open spring practice trying to build on consecutive nine-win seasons and three straight bowl berths under former coach James Franklin. Offensively...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

James Franklin moves on from Vandy in enormous Penn St. truck

It looks like Penn State paid for James Franklin's moving expenses because he packed up from Vandy in an enormous Nittany Lions truck.
Via Gamedayr
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Football: Strong recruiting class is a start, but ‘Dores still look up to UT

With a coaching turnover so close to the recruiting deadline, Vanderbilt had no shot of landing a top recruiting class. High school players would be scared away by the uncertainty in the program, and too many top players would simply follow Franklin to Penn State. That was the way it was supposed to go down. Too bad nobody told that to Derek Mason. Just 19 days after stepping in...
Via isportsweb.com
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Football: Life as a stepping stone

This past Friday, Vanderbilt University hired the 27th football coach in program history, Derek Mason. Mason comes to Nashville with some big shoes to fill. He takes the reigns from James Franklin, a coach who has virtually transformed the Vanderbilt football program over the course of three whirlwind seasons. Franklin has left an indelible stamp on the Vanderbilt program. He’s...
Via isportsweb.com
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt NFL Draft Breakdown

CLICK ABOVE Produced one of the most productive receiving seasons in Southeastern Conference and Vanderbilt history... Concluded career as the most prolific receiver in SEC history... Named First Team All-America WR by USA Today and Athlons as a senior... Also earned All-America honors from the Associated Press, SI.com and CBSSports.com, and consensus First Team All-SEC recognition fro...
Via College2Pro.com
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

James Franklin places ad in Tennessean thanking Vanderbilt

James Franklin placed a newspaper ad in Thursday's edition of the Tennessean, thanking Vanderbilt.
Via Gamedayr
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

10 candidates to replace James Franklin at Vanderbilt

After a successful three-year stint in Nashville, James Franklin has left Vanderbilt for Penn State. With less than a month before Signing Day,...
Via Athlon Sports
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

James Franklin officially new coach at Penn State coach

The speculation and reports are done with, as Penn State announced (USA TODAY) on Saturday morning that James Franklin has agreed to become the next head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions. For the past couple of days, it…Read more →
Via The Victory Formation
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy AD: James Franklin is still our coach

While various media outlets continue to report that James Franklin will leave Vanderbilt and accept the head coaching position at Penn State University. However, according to Vanderbilt AD, there is zero change from the coaching staff in Nashville: Per Vandy…Read more →
Via The Victory Formation
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt's Matthews makes one-handed catch in Compass Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jordan Matthews already owns the SEC records for career receptions and yardage. He's also set a single-season conference mark for catches in this, his senior season. We've come to except the unexpected from the Vanderbilt wide out, who arrived in Nashville as a two-star recruit -- but he's put on a show in the BBVA Compass Bowl. With Houston's...
Via Fox Sports South
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt's Matthews makes one-handed catch in Compass Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jordan Matthews already owns the SEC records for career receptions and yardage. He's also set a single-season conference mark for catches in this, his senior season. We've come to except the unexpected from the Vanderbilt wide out, who arrived in Nashville as a two-star recruit -- but he's put on a show in the BBVA Compass Bowl. With Houston's...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt preps for bowl as Franklin draws interest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As his name swirls as a possible candidate to fill various college football and NFL coaching vacancies, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin and the Commodores have stayed the course. It comes with the rarefied air of playing in a bowl game three consecutive seasons when Vanderbilt (8-4) faces Houston (8-4) on Saturday at noon in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt preps for bowl as Franklin draws interest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As his name swirls as a possible candidate to fill various college football and NFL coaching vacancies, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin and the Commodores have stayed the course. It comes with the rarefied air of playing in a bowl game three consecutive seasons when Vanderbilt (8-4) faces Houston (8-4) on Saturday at noon in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham...
Via Fox Sports South
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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