The Vanderbilt Commodores are clearly getting better under head coach James Franklin, but apparently not that much better.
After a very close loss to a very good South Carolina team in Week 1, there seemed to be some cause for optimism in Nashville.
Unfortunately, Vanderbilt squandered a fourth-quarter lead against Northwestern Saturday. Vanderbilt started the fourth up 10-6, but were outscored 17-3 in the final period.
The 'Dores now sit at 0-2 and have a gauntlet of games looming. Vanderbilt should notch its first win next week when Presbyterian comes calling. But the Commodores then have to travel to Georgia and Missouri before getting Florida and Auburn at home.
Vanderbilt is almost certainly going to have to win at least one of those games if they want to go bowling again this season.
This week's loss might just be the beginning of what looked like a promising season spiraling out of control for the Commodores.