Unless something changes, quickly, down in Nashville, Derek Mason’s job as the head coach of Vanderbilt’s football team is in serious jeopardy. Mason hasn’t had a winning season with the Commodores, and this current two-win team would have to win out to give him his first in six years. But let’s assume that doesn’t happen and Mason is removed from his position this winter, who would be on the list to replace him?
According to one ESPN reporter, Jeff Fisher.
In a new insider story over at ESPN.com, Adam Rittenberg writes, “I’m told former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher is a potential target for Vanderbilt. Fisher remains popular in Nashville, and new Vanderbilt athletic director Malcolm Turner wouldn’t hesitate to make a nontraditional hire.”
Fisher was adored for most of his time in Nashville where he coached the Titans from the inaugural season in 1999 all the way through 2010. He then spent five seasons with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, but was fired prior to the 2016 season. He hasn’t coached anywhere since.
The hire would be a big one, in my opinion, but you should take that with a grain of salt because Jeff Fisher is a god to me. I’d consider leaving this gig for VSR if he is Vanderbilt’s next football coach.
Then again, how can Vandy fire this guy?