Anchor down, baby.
If you’ve been following the (randomly on hold because I am lazy) uniform number countdown in the morning Anchor Drop, you’ve probably frequently seen the comment whenever I run across a number that doesn’t have a player attached to it that freshmen haven’t been assigned jersey numbers yet.
Vanderbilt updated the football team’s official roster this week and, uh, it turns out that no one has a jersey number right now.
Now, we heard about this in the spring when confused reporters showed up for spring practice and had no idea who was on the field because nobody was wearing a number. Clark Lea explained it thusly:
“We are going to earn everything in this program,” Lea shared when asked why his players didn’t have numbers on their jerseys. “Until we understand that we rent those numbers, we don’t own them, until we are ready to work within them, leave them better for the next person to wear them, that will come. I don’t want to put a timeline on it.
What happens if they don’t have enough players ready to show up with numbers by the season opener? I mean, it’s not like Vandy hasn’t had issues showing up before.