Well, that’s one thing you’ll never get at Vanderbilt.
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Nothing to see here, please move along….
Hell, beating UT three years in a row is worth something.
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Expectations are low but woefully realistic. It’s both refreshing for the sport and sad for the ‘Dores but at least it ruins the hopes Florida fans had of hiring him to be their DC if Grantham is gone.
Just more bad news for Tennessee.
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Vanderbilt had a bad team this year, but one can certainly make the argument that he’s the second-most successful coach Vanderbilt has had in my lifetime. George MacIntyre in ’82 had a better season at 8-4 and 4-2 in the SEC, but that was his only bowl game. Mason’s led the team to two bowls and he was a win away in 2017. James Franklin obviously is the high-water mark at Vandy, but he took an awful lot with him when he left.
In short, who do the Vanderbilt people think they are? You’re Vanderbilt, guys, don’t hand a coach that stadium and that athletic department with that lack of commitment to athletics and then expect him to compete in the Southeastern Conference. Mason’s a good coach, they’d be fools to try to run him off.
They play tough, physical football and you don’t hear them complain about ‘academics’.
Unlike a bunch of idiots who hang out at a nerd site that shall not be named …
…if their admin cared then they’d have a fighting chance.
As long as he beats UT for the 4th year in a row, I’ll be happy.
There is no reason Vandy can’t be as competitive in football as they are in other sports (baseball, in particular) or Stanford is in football. The question is whether the administration is Nashville wants to become a football school.
Yes, there is. They can’t cook the books scholarship-wise in football the way they do in baseball. The sheer resources needed to win in the SEC doesn’t translate to football the way it does in most other conferences (Notre Dame is an Independent with zero accountability to anyone so they’re an outlier). To be honest, most private schools that end up winning big in football cheated to do it. Vandy wisely uses football as a loss leader to fund just about everything else. We should kick their asses out of the SEC (and all other private schools from all other conferences) since they get to withhold whatever information they want and never answer to local or state authority.
Tell me what difference Vandy has in football compared to Stanford, Northwestern, USC (it’s a private school), Miami, etc. These are all private schools that have some level of football tradition. Is Vandy ever going to become Bama, Georgia, FU or LSU? No. Should they be 2-8? No.
I specifically said the SEC vs other conferences is why Vandy suffers. No other conference boast more than half of their members being in the Top 10 revenue generators. No private school in the nation, except Notre Dame possesses a fraction of the brand and resource combination that the top SEC schools do. Those other private schools would go 2-8 in the SEC and be thankful to cash that yearly revenue check (B1G gets more gross $s but what they get doesn’t go as far in their states as SEC money does in the South). Additionally, the ones you listed are all in populous states that produce numerous in-state kids that can choose to go to those schools, unlike Tennessee. Also as I stated all of their “tradition,” (Northwestern doesn’t count and you damn well know it) came directly from cheating.
Kick Nashville out???? Damn!
Hire James Franklin. He did a great job for Vandy. If you would like to win come up with the money.
On the quote of the day, Fromm is as delusional as Kirby about the offense. Trust me no one is going to wave a magic wand over that offense and suddenly it becomes great. It ain’t gonna happen folks!!!!
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