Vanderbilt Commodores

Vanderbilt Commodores

Top Articles

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the SEC For 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 hours ago
The SEC couldn’t close the BCS era with an eighth consecutive national championship, but the conference is still the best in the nation. With a conference deep in playoff contenders and top 25 teams, there’s no shortage of individual talent on all 14 rosters. In order to rank the top 15 players in the SEC for 2014, Athlon Sports sought the insight of several experts from the...

SEC Football Breakout Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a player on the roster that’s finally ready to assume a starting job, predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task. The...

SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the SEC to talk anonymously about their...

Ranking the SEC's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple.  Every college football program in the nation has an...

10 Position Groups Under Pressure in the SEC for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 hours ago
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. Despite most of the preseason focus on other positions, the battles in the trenches, at cornerback or in the receiving corps are just as important to any team...

Setting First-Year Expectations for Vanderbilt's Derek Mason

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Vanderbilt is coming off one of the best three-year stretches in program history. The Commodores won 24 games under James Franklin, including back-to-back bowl victories and top-25 finishes in the Associated Press poll for the 2012-13 seasons. Franklin left for Penn State after Vanderbilt’s win over Houston in the BBVA Compass Bowl and was replaced by Derek Mason. Mason arrives at...

The SEC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap the race for the 2014 stiff-armed trophy. First, quarterbacks have won the award four straight years and 12 of the last 14. Mark Ingram (2009) and...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Complete SEC Network Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 days ago
  SEC Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Hoover, Ala., to talk every team around the league. With the launch of the much-anticipated SEC Network right around the corner, the guys caught up with some of the biggest names involved in the launch.  Braden Gall and David Fox were joined by lead sideline reporter Maria Taylor, studio host extraordinaire Dari...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt from Media Day

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 6 days ago
SEC Media Day is here, and Athlon Sports is live from Hoover, Ala., to talk every team around the league. Day 1 started with comments from commissioner Mike Slive plus Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt. On the docket for the first day was Mike Slive's push for autonomy, the absence of Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall, Florida's hot seat coach and new offense and higher expectations for...

The SEC's Best College Football Traditions

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
SEC Media Days kicks off today in Hoover, Alabama. While it can be quite burdensome to cover and navigate for the novice journalist — and is probably too big for its own good — SEC Media Days has become a tradition in and of itself down South. No real news happens in Hoover. Coaches aren’t ripping apart the Playoff Committee or honestly...