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The Alabama game preview podcast, with Adam Sparks

The Tennessean's Adam Sparks joins the podcast to help preview the Vanderbilt-Alabama matchup.'s Kyle Henderson also joins us to give his thoughts on the Crimson Tide.

Duration: 01:03:59

Are historic things on the horizon for Vanderbilt sports?

Beating Alabama on Saturday would be a program-changing event if it happened, but Chris Lee and Seabass discuss some potentially tectonic shifts happening across the Vanderbilt sports landscape as well. The two talk about the Kansas State win, the Alabama matchup, take questions, and more, in Thursday's podcast.

Duration: 00:28:51

How does Vanderbilt match up with Alabama?

Chris Lee and VU color commentator Norman Jordan discuss various aspects of the Vanderbilt-Alabama matchup, plus, talk about the defensive genius of coach Derek Mason (seven-minute mark), Tre Herndon (eight), fixing the running game (15), what to do with tight ends (23) and much more.

Duration: 00:31:31

Mitch Light breaks down an enormous win over Kansas State

Chris Lee and sideline reporter Mitch Light break down Vanderbilt's 14-7 victory over Kansas State. Topics include the atmosphere at Vanderbilt Stadium and the crowd split (seven-minute mark), some huge officiating and replay calls that swung the game (11), the absence of Taurean Ferguson and Bryce Lewis and the secondary on the whole (21), VU's run-game struggles (22), injuries (43) and a quick look at matching up VU and Alabama, and why the Commodores might have a better chance than people...

Duration: 01:03:57

The Kansas State preview podcast, and a whole lot more

Special guest Matt Hall of KStateOnline joins the podcast to discuss Kansas State, then, Tennessean beat writer Adam Sparks and host Chris Lee talk about the game through a Vanderbilt lens. Plus, the two talk about scenarios under which freshmen who haven't played yet could see action, the continued progression of coach Derek Mason, and a look at whether Vanderbilt can legitimately compete for the SEC East title this year.

Duration: 01:42:07

Commodores passing the look test so far

Vanderbilt is off to a 2-0 start, and Chris Lee and VU football color commentator Norman Jordan have seen a lot to like. They talk about some of those things in this episode, as well as Josh Smith's role (three-minute mark), Bailey McElwain's future (six), Kyle Shurmur and Jay Cutler comparisons (seven), the matchup with Kansas State (11) and particularly the containment challenge that quarterback Jesse Ertz presents (12), and potential changes in the run game.

Duration: 00:22:12

The Alabama A&M podcast preview, with Adam Sparks

Chris Lee and The Tennessean's Adam Sparks start with a discussion of first-world sportswriting problems, discuss last week's win over MTSU, give a brief look at Alabama A&M, then spend most of the podcast discussing some players who could have a key role in Saturday's contest.

Duration: 01:05:36

"An air of expectation"

An impressive opening-night win over MTSU may have raised the bar for expectations a bit, including those coming from Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason. Chris Lee and Seabass discuss that, and a bunch of other subjects. Topics include team size and strength (six-minute mark), the impact of strength coach James Dobson (10), the pass rush (12), Mason's strengths, Jared Pinkney (36), Nathan Marcus (38), Justin Skule and Devin Cochran (39), Kyle Shurmur (40), whether the program will ever be fully...

Duration: 01:08:06

Norman Jordan discusses the MTSU win

Vanderbilt football color commentator Norman Jordan talks about Vandy's 28-6, opening-night win over MTSU. Topics include the surprising pass rush and the efforts of Charles Wright and Dare Odeyingbo, the play of the defensive backfield, Kyle Shurmur's progression as a quarterback, and a discussion of where Ralph Webb ranks in the debate over VU's all-time best running back.

Duration: 00:24:55

Sideline reporter Mitch Light talks about the MTSU win

VU sideline reporter Mitch Light joins the podcast to discuss Vandy's win over MTSU in detail. Topics include Vandy's pass rush, defensive back play, Kyle Shumur's effectiveness, running game struggles, games around the country and the Southeastern Conference that caught Mitch's eye, and much more.

Duration: 00:49:22

Norman Jordan answers all our burning football questions

VU football color commentator Norman Jordan joins the podcast. Topics include the similarities between this team and the 1982 squad (which he played on) going into this year, what changed to get the offense working last year (six-minute mark), who fills in if Ralph Webb goes down (eight), the importance of offensive line continuity (10), Justin Skule as a left tackle (11), Devin Cochran (12), defensive line thoughts (15), Oren Burks (17), pass rush (18), JoeJuan Williams (19), Emmanuel...

Duration: 00:34:24

Previewing South Carolina, with Gamecock Central's Chris Clark

Gamecock Central's Chris Clark talks South Carolina and SEC football, and also Carolina's run to the Final Four.

Duration: 00:51:57

Why Vanderbilt's biggest athletics problem isn't its football stadium

The potential of Vanderbilt moving football off campus has been the subject of all sorts of summer debate and controversy. But the bigger story is how VU got to this point with horrible administrative decisions and processes that are causing other issues now. We discuss how Vanderbilt got here, and what it should do about it, from roughly the 21-minute mark on. Other topics include Nifae Lealao not making preseason All-SEC (two-minute mark), the often-undiscussed issue of why VU could have...

Duration: 00:56:11

What young players made a move in fall camp?

Chris Lee and Adam Sparks spend much of the podcast addressing that question. Other topics include why this is the worst part of the sports year, whether coaches play mind games with practice access and media, whether JoeJuan Williams is a sure thing to start at corner (12-minute mark), Arnold Tarpley's role this year (15), whether Jackson Winrow can be a factor (17), the freshmen who seem to have the best chance to play (18), and some MTSU-vs.-Vanderbilt player comparisons near the end.

Duration: 00:45:09

Keeping it real on Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss and the NCAA

More publisher Neal McCready joins the podcast for an unforgettable episode dealing with Ole Miss and its major NCAA issues. Neal and Chris Lee talk about how Ole Miss got in this situation with the NCAA, the real story behind some of the Rebels' recruiting successes, the role of Mississippi State and Leo Lewis in the case against Ole Miss, the "pattern of behavior" that led to former coach Hugh Freeze's dismissal, and more. Warning: There are small segments of this podcast that...

Duration: 00:45:56

Mike Baxter, Dansby Swanson, and the most important player for each SEC football team

Chris Lee and Seabass discuss the hire of Mike Baxter as VU's hitting coach (five-minute mark), address Dansby Swanson's struggles (13), and debate the most important football player at every SEC school this year.

Duration: 00:56:38

Adam Sparks on fall camp, Vandy's football stadium situation

Tennessean beat writer Adam Sparks joins the podcast to share his impressions of the roster through two weeks of camp, and also share his latest information on Vanderbilt and whether it will be playing football off-campus in the future.

Duration: 00:44:30

A closer look at Georgia football, with Anthony Dasher

More's Anthony Dasher joins the podcast to talk about Georgia football. Topics include media access policies across the Southeastern Conference (one-minute mark), Kirby Smart and his ongoing difficulties with media and fans (nine), expectations for Georgia this year (14) and a discussion of key UGA players for this season (17-minute mark on).

Duration: 00:36:21

A post-draft look at the baseball roster

Now that draft signings have been completed, Chris Lee and New York Dore look at the baseball roster (where VU is six players over the 35-man limit) and discuss who fits where for the 2018 season.

Duration: 00:41:58

Seabass shares his thoughts on fall camp

Chris Lee and Seabass talk about all things fall camp, including coach Derek Mason's interesting approach to talking about JoeJuan Williams, the quality talent and depth at the linebacker position, the biggest concerns that each have, a retrospective look at the quarterback mess that ex-coach James Franklin left, talk of the Sonny Gray trade to the Yankees, Walker Buehler's future with the Dodgers, and some Tony Kemp talk.

Duration: 00:28:30

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