The Commodores prepare for a huge game with South Carolina. Chris Lee and color commentator Norman Jordan discuss that, as well as good and bad things from the Notre Dame game. Also, do the Las Vegas odds on VU's recent games say something about the Commodores?
Vanderbilt lost 22-17 to Notre Dame in a game where it out-played Notre Dame in some respects. The Commodores missed some opportunities, and some personnel-selection questions linger, but, after three games, there are a number of signs that this may be a good football team. Chris Lee and VU sideline announcer Mitch Light discuss in Monday's podcast.
Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey joined our podcast to talk about the contributions of Vanderbilt's outgoing athletic director, David Williams. Sankey reflects on how Vanderbilt athletics rose throughout Williams's tenure and what Williams meant to the league behind the scenes. The commissioner also talks about how coveted the AD position at VU is. It's a can't-miss, special edition of the VandySports podcast.
David Williams has stepped down, and believe it or not, even with all the negative publicity of the last six weeks over its lack of commitment to sports, Vanderbilt still has at least one tremendous outside candidate interested in the job. This presents an opportunity for chancellor Nick Zeppos, who now has the opportunity to make a home-run hire, to silence his critics. Chris Lee and Seabass discuss that, as well as an impressive start to the football season that has raised their eyebrows...
Vanderbilt color commentator Norman Jordan looks back to the Nevada game and picks out some things he liked there, and looks ahead a bit to Notre Dame. Plus, Norman shares a few anecdotes about going head to head with two of the greatest defensive players in football history.
USA Today sports columnist and Vanderbilt alum Dan Wolken joins the podcast to give his thoughts on the career of David Williams, and how attractive the VU AD job is now that it's open. Wolken talks about what lies ahead and names a few candidates who might be worthy of consideration.
After two games, Vanderbilt ranks 23rd in Bill Connolly's S&P rankings. Why is that, and what should we make of it? Chris Lee and Mitch Light discuss that, VU's 41-10 win over Nevada, take mailbag questions, and attempt to power rank the SEC East.
Rivals Hoops recruiting analyst Corey Evans joins the podcast to talk about the recent commitments of Dylan Disu and Austin Crowley, and drops comps on each. Corey also answers questions from the mailbag on whether Aaron Nesmith was underrated, talks about coach Bryce's Drew's ability to find underrated talent as well as recruit five-stars, and much more.
There were certainly things to be encouraged about in Vandy's 35-7 win over MTSU, including an outstanding defensive evening. Chris Lee and VU sideline reporter Mitch Light break everything down in a 35-minute podcast that includes answering some listener questions.
Chris Lee and Seabass start the podcast by talking about the basketball commitment of Austin Crowley, and examine what that means in terms of historical context at VU. The two then get into several topics spawned by the mailbag, including whether Tuesday's depth chart reveal is an indication the coaching has already walked back an aggressive mentality of which it spoke about in the return game just weeks ago.
Chris Lee and Seabass podcast for an hour and a half, during which time they field a slew of excellent mailbag questions. How will VU's running back production look? Where can Vandy steal an upset? What's Chris's pick for the most important game of the season? What pleasant surprises did Chris see during fall camp? Will the Commodores have offensive balance? What hoops freshman and upperclassman are the two most intrigued to see? Are you still reading this? Put your earbuds in and listen to...
Chris Lee and Mitch Light break down the football schedule, ranking it from easiest-to-toughest in terms of win opportunities. There's a lot of agreement between the two, but one large discrepancy in rankings. Also, Vanderbilt released its basketball schedule just as the podcast was being recruited, so Mitch and Chris begin the podcast ranking the toughest out-of-conference games on the slate also.
Chris Lee and Seabass talk about some encouraging signs from the offense, and where depth and talent could be at unusual levels by Vanderbilt standards on that side of the ball. The two open the podcast by discussing Vanderbilt's continuing PR disaster with athletics before moving to football talk, then, taking some mailbag questions.
The Tennessean's Joe Rexrode joins the podcast minutes after Vanderbilt issued a long-awaited response to the pieces the paper ran on VU's lack of administrative commitment to athletics. He and Chris Lee discuss that response. Rexrode shares some enlightening discussion on some info he and Adam Sparks have received as they've worked stories for their sources. There's lots of revealing insight in our 47-minute podcast.
Chris Lee and VU sideline reporter Mitch Light talk about Vandy's ability to generate big plays, about what's expected to be an improved offensive line, and whether the defense can be better. The two discuss things they've seen at camp and tackle some mailbag questions.
The Tennessean's Adam Sparks, its beat writer for Vanderbilt football, shares the good, bad and indifferent of what he's seen at fall camp. He and Chris Lee discuss that, and the feedback he and Joe Rexrode have received from their articles involving Vanderbilt athletics fundraising and facilities last week.
Chris Lee and Seabass break down the highs and lows of fall camp, including a surprise freshman who's blown people away with his early work. They take questions from the mailbag and give an good overview of what's gone on in fall camp so far.