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Fall camp talk, and Vanderbilt's PR disaster with athletics

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.


Vanderbilt responds. Now what? With Joe Rexrode

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.


Will Vanderbilt have a big-play offense?

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.


Adam Sparks talks fall camp, facilities article fallout

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.


Fall camp talk and mailbag, with Seabass

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.


Adam Sparks talks fall camp, his Friday facilities/funding article

The Tennessean's Adam Sparks joins the podcast to talk Vanderbilt football and fall camp, plus, discuss the article that he published about athletics and its fundraising issues on Friday.


Vanderbilt had an unusually interesting Media Day

On VU's Media Day, which took place on Thursday, Aug. 2, coach Derek Mason announced that backup quarterback Deuce Wallace wouldn't be with the team this season, and that freshman Wyatt Smock had left the program. Chris Lee and Seabass discuss many ramifications of not having Wallace. Also, what does the coaching staff's "running back by committee" approach, which was oft-discussed on Thursday, mean? The two hit that, talk about several candidates at inside linebacker, and much more.


Scouting Garland, Lee, Ryan and Wetzell

Nashville Pro-Am Summer Basketball League treasurer and CFO Jeff McGruder, a former basketball coach himself, joins the podcast to offer his takes on Darius Garland, Saben Lee, Matt Ryan and Yanni Wetzell, as well as telling about how he and VU got involved with the league. There's lots of new and detailed information on the upcoming basketball squad in our 33-minute podcast!


Seabass's final thoughts before fall camp

Chris Lee and Seabass have a 27-minute podcast with some thoughts before fall camp. Topics center on whether Dan Dawkins can play as a true freshman, how hard it would be for Brendan Harris to make a mark as a safety right away, and some thoughts on the receivers and special teams.


Braden Gall talks Vandy, SEC football

Sirius XM and 102.5 The Game host Braden Gall joins the podcast to discuss his outlook on Vanderbilt and SEC East football for 2018. Topics include Kyle Shurmur's professional prospects, what he'd do if he ran Vanderbilt's defense, some interesting thoughts on Florida, and more.


The state of VU sports, past and present, with Willy Daunic

Willy Daunic, the voice of the Nashville Predators and 102.5 The Game radio hosts, joins the podcast for a 50-minute episode; Daunic played basketball and baseball at Vanderbilt spanning 1989 to 1993. He shares his thoughts on various Vanderbilt sports-related topics, including the ascensions of the baseball and basketball program, shares a few stories from his playing days, and also talks about his work with the Predators, and what VU can learn from that organization.


Reflections on Derek Mason's comments at SEC Media Days

Coach Derek Mason had some interesting things to say at Southeastern Conference Media Days on Thursday. Some of that revolved around what he feels is a bigger, more talented roster, while some centered around his desire for something to be done with a new stadium. Chris Lee and Seabass discuss it all.


Vanderbilt baseball, preseason No. 1 for 2019?

More's Aaron Fitt joins the podcast to talk about Vanderbilt and college baseball, including where Vanderbilt ranks on his list of top teams for next season. The two discuss the state of college baseball and the draft, have a short discussion of Southeastern Conference title contenders for next year, field some mailbag questions, and more.


Darius Garland = Trae Young?

Darius Garland = Trae Young? That's the comparison that Vanderbilt basketball coach Bryce Drew dropped on his incoming freshman, and it wasn't a thoughtless one. Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook publisher Chris Dortch explains why, as he and Chris Lee give a rundown of thoughts on the roster this coming year, as well as outline SEC and national expectations for VU. Chris also shares the story of how he came to be involved with Blue Ribbon to start the podcast.


Barrett Sallee discusses expectations for, and perceptions of, VU football

Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports and Sirius XM joins the podcast for the first time. Topics include his win-loss expectation for Vanderbilt in 2018, as well as perception of the program (and what it should be) around the Southeast and how Northwestern should serve as a model for what some of what VU should strive to be in football. Barrett also answers questions about LSU coach Ed Orgeron's job security, what Dan Mullen can do at Florida, and about the new marriage of Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M.


Revisiting basketball minutes for 2018-19

Chris Lee and Seabass spend most of the podcast talking about who plays, and how many minutes, for Vandy's basketball team this coming season. The two also talk about potential underachieving Southeastern Conference hoops teams for 2018-19, then, discuss one-on-one matchups between Vanderbilt players and opponents they're looking forward to seeing.


A post-MLB signing period look at the VU baseball roster

The signing deadline has come and gone, and though the VU baseball roster is still several players over the 35-man limit, the Commodores are getting closer. Chris Lee and New York Dore discuss where the 'Dores are, including a look at spots where there should be competition for playing time, a guess at early-impact freshmen, how certain VU players and signees are performing in summer ball, and the trend (or what seems like one) of college seniors coming back for a final year.


Improved line of scrimmage play could help VU in 2018

Vanderbilt figures to be better along both lines of scrimmage in 2018. Chris Lee and Seabass talk about why, and how that could impact the season. The two also talk about the sudden surge in football recruiting, where a couple of those recruits might fit, and how the 2020 seasons and beyond could be interesting based on that. Seabass also shares the story of how he got into sports talk radio.


Vanderbilt, SEC hoops should be incredibly interesting in 2018-19

Chris Lee and Blake Lovell discuss Vanderbilt and the Southeastern Conference hoops season in a 51-minute episode. Topics include the general rise of the league, the multitude of x-factors for VU in the coming season, a quick glance at the new players, potential weaknesses of Vandy's 2018-19 team, the potentially underrated impact of the sophomore class, how brutally tough the SEC has become, and so much more.



There are whispers of two massive news items within Vanderbilt sports (only one of which we could discuss) that would change the landscape of Commodore athletics, plus, the potential of an unexpected player on the baseball roster next year. Chris Lee and Seabass discuss that, as well as a good two weeks of football recruiting that surpassed their expectations, in a 1:05 podcast.