1. Starting Fast the Key For Vanderbilt Against Connecticut

    A big part of defeating favored Connecticut this Saturday will be starting fast, something Vanderbilt has been woeful at the past two years...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 4 years ago 171 reads 1 comments

  2. Vanderbilt Returns To Form in Decisive Victory Over Ole Miss

    Robbie Caldwell called Vanderbilt's game against Ole Miss a business trip. The Commodores left from Nashville on a bus the morning of the game, rolled into Oxford at 9 a.m...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 4 years ago 385 reads 5 comments

  3. Vanderbilt Commodores Continue To Be Plagued by Fourth Quarter Woes

    A couple years back, when the third quarter ended during games at Vanderbilt Stadium, a Commodore football player would appear on the big screen to get the crowd energized. "It's the fourth quarter, Commodore fans!" he said...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 4 years ago 266 reads 1 comments

  4. Bobby Johnson Redefined Winning at Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson was never one to say, "I told you so." He didn't make headlines for recruiting violations or scandals. He made them for banning his players from swearing...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about 4 years ago 395 reads 2 comments

  5. Power Rankings: College Football Spread Offenses

    Shoot 'em up. Run-and-gun. Defenses left breathless. Points galore. It's the spread offense, and it's taken the world of college football by storm over the past decade...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about over 4 years ago 3,057 reads 21 comments

  6. Jeremiah Masoli and the Top Collegians Who Won't Play in 2010

    Every college football fan knows that much of what happens on the field is dictated by what happens off of it...

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  7. A.J. Ogilvy Declares for NBA Draft: What Will Be His Legacy?

    Center A.J. Ogilvy ended weeks of speculation among Vanderbilt fans Thursday by announcing he would forgo his senior season to enter the NBA Draft and would hire an agent. His time with the Commodores, just like that, has ended...

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  8. Myron Lewis of Vanderbilt U. Impresses at NFL Combine

    Looks like Commodore cornerback Myron Lewis paid attention to last year's NFL Combine. After watching fellow corner D.J...

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  9. Rajaan Bennett Killed: Vanderbilt Football Recruit Shot, Mourned as Great Person

    Rajaan Bennett will never make a cut on Vanderbilt Stadium's grass. He'll never score a touchdown, rumble for a first down, or catch a screen pass for the Commodores...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about over 4 years ago 4,894 reads 4 comments

  10. National Signing Day: Vanderbilt Still Signs Best Class Yet, Despite 2-10 Record

    How's that for strange? Lose eight games in a row, don't beat a single quality opponent, be surrounded by many more talented teams, and still ink your best class ever...

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  11. If Recruits Appreciate Integrity They Should Consider Vanderbilt

    Coward. Liar. Scumbag.  Those are some of the more polite words used in the past 24 hours to describe Lane Kiffin, who stunned the world yesterday with the news that he was resigning his head ...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about over 4 years ago 273 reads 2 comments

  12. Former Vanderbilt Players Shine in Chicago Victory Over Vikings

    Quarterback Jay Cutler had spent much of the 2009 season steadily losing the support and confidence of the famously fickle members of Bears Nation. He did quite a bit to halt that trend Monday night...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about over 4 years ago 364 reads 2 comments

  13. Vanderbilt-Tennessee: Commodores Don't Have Much Shot Against Rival Vols

    There's some old saying about how no matter terrible your season has been, it all goes away if you beat your archrival. I don't really buy that. Not in Vanderbilt's case, in any event...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 5 years ago 180 reads 1 comments

  14. Tough Season Doesn't Take Away From Vanderbilt Seniors' Accomplishments

    24 Commodore seniors were honored before Vanderbilt's SEC clash with Kentucky, and many of them were mainstays of this line-up throughout the last four years, including quarterback Mackenzi Adams, cornerback Myron Lewis and linebacker Patrick Benoist...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 5 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  15. Johnson Wasn't Always Too Impressed By Tebow

    Among the many titanic opponents facing the Commodores this season, none looms larger than Florida's deity of a quarterback, Tim Tebow...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 5 years ago 345 reads 0 comments

  16. A 2-10 Season For Vanderbilt Looms Large, and Recuits Will Notice

    Vanderbilt's high academic standards have been a point of pride and frustration for its football fans over the years...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 5 years ago 147 reads 1 comments

  17. Vanderbilt's Mid-Term Grades Are In, and They Don't Look Good

    Good thing this isn't a parent-teacher conference, or little Vanderbilt would be in big trouble. Think of Vandy as an undersized wild child in a big public school, that being the Southeastern Conference...

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  18. Vanderbilt Commodore Offense Continues To Frustrate

    Saturday's 34-10 loss to Georgia wasn't as lopsided as it seemed, as the Commodores trailed 17-10 in the third quarter after an excellent touchdown drive to open the half...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 5 years ago 80 reads 0 comments

  19. Vanderbilt's Loss To Army a Serious Wake-Up Call

    Welcome to the abyss. Just when Vanderbilt's season seemed like it couldn't get much crummier, the Commodores bottomed out with a 16-13 loss to Army...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 5 years ago 236 reads 1 comments

  20. Bobby Johnson Had Better Scream at These Guys

    It's about to be halftime in the Vanderbilt-Army game. You won't believe this, but the Commodore offense has once again been abhorrent...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 5 years ago 114 reads 0 comments

  21. Back-To-Back Bowls For Commodores Looking Like a Pipe Dream

    The Vanderbilt faithful began this season brimming with more optimism than had been seen in a generation. 25 straight losing seasons can have that effect, after all, and it looks like the Commodores' only role this year may be the one of spoiler...

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  22. Vanderbilt Takes a Big Step Backwards

    Maybe Bobby Johnson has a short memory. He said he was embarrassed for the team's performance after the Vanderbilt's 23-7 loss to Ole Miss Saturday night. He said he couldn't remember a game where his team was more out of sync, calling it "disheartening.

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 5 years ago 251 reads 3 comments

  23. Vandy Victory: Five Keys To Beating Ole Miss

    The Commodores haven't had too many other SEC teams' numbers over the years, but they have a chance Saturday to pull off a rare feat: beat the same conference foe three straight times, something ...

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  24. Vanderbilt's Passing Game Gets Off the Ground

    Vanderbilt's passing game was grounded the past two weeks. It finally took off Saturday night, albeit against the woeful pass defense of the Rice Owls in a 36-17 victory to even the team's record at 2-2...

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  25. You Don't Need to Ask: Vanderbilt Knows It Needs to Beat Rice

    I've never liked when people use the term "must-win." Does that mean if you're playing in a game that isn't a must-win, you're not going to give maximum effort? Come on, every team is trying to win every game it can...

    David Rutz Written by David Rutz about almost 5 years ago 259 reads 1 comments