He’s firing them as fast as he can.

Holy crap.  Derek Mason has now fired almost half his staff, including both coordinators.  After one season.

That should be a solid recipe for getting quality hires as replacements.

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16 responses to “He’s firing them as fast as he can.

  1. PatinDC

    Vandy’s strength coach seems to be available 😉

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  2. Bright Idea

    Who in the world will work for this guy when he fired two longtime friends after one year? Maybe the Vandy AD gave him an ultimatum. Coaches must hire people they trust but hiring friends seems not to work.

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  3. Cousin Eddie

    Revolving door at OC worked well for UF.
    First year under a new staff with new schemes and the team struggles so burn the house down and start over. Most of the experienced talent the previous staff brought in left so I would have expected a struggle, not as much as they had but still.

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  4. Debby Balcer

    Not a formula for success.

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    • AusDawg85

      Not true! Hiring & Firing until you win a championship is the only way to have a “commitment to excellence” while “daring to be great”. Plus, Mason should not earn a penny until he wins a championship, then paid $25million for the accomplishment…that’s motivation!

      C’mon, Debby…aren’t you learning anything here at GTP?

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  5. Uglydawg

    He should look in the mirror and fire whoever is looking back at him. I’ve seen this Mason coach (we all have) and it’s not’s good.

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  6. Mayor

    Vandy should have kept the assistants and fired Derek Mason.

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    • Pellini is available. Heck that’s a proven 9 games a year right there. Pretty good for Vandy, Franklin left a mess and stole recruits.

      What Franklin does speaks so loudly that can’t hear what he says.

      Derek Mason. The anti-Ray Goff.

      Ray woulda fired a couple – he would have been around for another couple years.

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  7. Seems like a real reactionary. But then, it’s good that Vandy is back to being Vandy. Their comedic footballing ways are comforting for the league at large.

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  8. DawgByte

    Derek Mason was a bad hire from Day 1. He’ll be out within 3 seasons.

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    • Mayor

      Yep. Vandy squandered all the progress the program made under Franklin and has fallen below where it was pre-Frankin. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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      • In fairness, Jimmy F. swiped away like half of Vandy’s recruiting class, not that that explains the 4 quarterback shuffle that ensued.

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        • Mayor

          I don’t think the frosh would have made any difference this season Stranger. Besides, in the US people have the right to attend any school they want. Is Franklin supposed to tell a blue chip prospect “no” just because he started recruiting the kid while Franklin was HC at Vandy? It’s supposed to be up to the player where he decides to go, isn’t it?

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  9. There’s a toll booth attendant in Kissimmee with ties to the program currently available.

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  10. Hank Williams Jr.

    Has he fired Jerry Rivers?

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