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Vanderbilt is close to naming its next football coach

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.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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16 Comments for Vanderbilt is close to naming its next football coach



  1. DT in DC
    11:53 am January 17, 2014 Permalink

    Looking at the photo quickly without reading the story first, I wondered, “Why is Jodie Meeks” sitting at a table with a football helmet on it?”



    • Seriously?
      11:57 am January 17, 2014 Permalink

      There’s no resemblance at all except for the fact that they’re both black and their hair is short.



    • DT in DC
      7:49 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

      To each their own, but I still say he looks like Jodie Meeks.



  2. Big Bear
    12:03 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    This is going to be interesting. Louisville had an opportunity to hire This coach. This will be an interesting comparison to Petrino.



  3. Grammer Police
    12:15 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    You don’t revert back, you simply revert.



    • RevertingInAForwardManner
      12:30 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

      Words are the only thing there is plenty of in this economy. Let ’em have fun.



    • lol
      2:21 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

      It is actually Grammar smart ass…



  4. Bubba
    12:43 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    This is a great hire…. That whole Stanford coaching tree is very good. Harbaugh–Shaw—Mason…..just good football coaching/



  5. STEVE!
    12:57 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    How about hoping our team is able to beat Vanderbilt by getting better, instead of hoping they will drop back down to our level.



    • Beavis
      4:47 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

      Just what I was thinking when I read the post. Drew wants Vandy to get worse so we can beat them ??? Please,,how about Uk getting much better so we can compete with Vandy.



  6. Blue Jesus
    12:58 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    Seems like a good hire, Stanford is similar in its academic requirements, and it seems like that coaching tree doesn’t produce many duds.



  7. doesntmatter
    1:21 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    Vanderbilt is slowly becoming a football school. Who’d a thunk it?



  8. Blue To The Bone...
    1:24 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    Drew…With all due respect man you are wrong…It won’t hurt for the old Vandy to come back , but we MUST have the same old KENTUCKY go away!!…Let’s beat teams because we are good and getting better ourselves….



  9. bluebloodtoo
    2:20 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    I disagree with the request for “old Vandy” to come back. If we want cupcakes to schedule, we should just move to another conference. We want to play good teams AND beat them.



  10. TE
    3:59 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    I see Drew’s point. While we need to get better as a team, we also need to get at least a conference win. If this was an overrated conference like the Big 10, I’d say we’d want Vandy to still be good. But our conf. schedule is a killer, and getting one breathing room game in there wouldn’t hurt in between playing an Alabama and Auburn.



  11. njCat
    4:59 pm January 17, 2014 Permalink

    Best thing about this hire from KY’s perspective is that he probably doesn’t have recruiting connections in this part of the country. Less competition for recruits means better players for KY.