Chris Relf

Can Vanderbilt Sustain Success in the SEC?

The Commodores headline Athlon's Week 3 SEC Notebook
<p> Commodores headline Athlon's Week 3 SEC Notebook</p>

By Mitch Light

Vanderbilt’s hot start has made national news. The Commodores, fresh off a dominating 30–7 win over Ole Miss, are 3–0 under first-year head coach James Franklin.

But despite the epic struggles this program has endured over the past five decades, this is not uncharted territory for Vanderbilt football. In fact, this is the third time in the past seven years the Commodores have opened a season with a 3–0 mark — something that only 31 of the other 119 FBS programs can claim.