According to the internet, which is never wrong, Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason is all set to become Vanderbilt’s next head football coach. Vanderbilt’s 247Sports website is one of the several websites reporting the hire with an announcement expected to come very soon. 247’s sources say Mason was Vandy’s first choice to replace James Franklin.
With all due respect to Mason, who I’m sure is a standup guy, I hope he fails miserably. We need the old Vanderbilt back. We need the cupcake Vanderbilt of yesteryear. The SEC slate is tough enough without Vanderbilt being competitive, so let’s revert back to the days of coasting to an easy victory every November. James Franklin ruined a good thing.