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VandySports.com's Chris Lee brings Commodore fans up to date on all the latest happenings with Vanderbilt sports.




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

How injuries to key blockers are becoming a growing concern

Two starters along the offensive line have missed recent practices, and fullback Bailey McElwain is in a walking boot. Chris Lee and Seabass talk about how this affects things, plus, discuss the future of offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig and the Commodore defensive line beyond this year.

Duration: 00:30:40

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

RebelGrove.com 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

UGASports.com'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

A closer look at the Florida Gators

Inside the Gators' beat writer Tanner Dennie joins the podcast to discuss two-time Eastern Division defending champion Florida, plus, his take on Gainesville native Ralph Webb and the Eastern Division pecking order.

Duration: 00:38:34

Another year, another juggernaut at Alabama

BamaInsider.com publisher Kyle Henderson joins the podcast to discuss Alabama, Vanderbilt's football opponent in Week 4 (Sept. 23). Kyle gives us the full run-down on Alabama, plus, we discuss whether Nick Saban is bad for the SEC (around the nine-minute mark) and whether Nick Saban has surpassed Bear Bryant as Alabama's greatest coach.

Duration: 00:43:16

A close look at a very difficult out-of-conference hoops schedule

Chris Lee, Blake Lovell and David Sisk discuss each game on Vanderbilt's out-of-conference hoops schedule, which includes a bunch of potential NCAA Tournament teams and a potential Final Four squad.

Duration: 00:53:23

Thoughts on Vanderbilt moving football off campus, with Joe Rexrode

It's been evident for some time now that if Vanderbilt is to have a new or renovated football stadium, it's going to be at the proposed MLS soccer stadium in the fairgrounds location. Chris Lee and The Tennessean's Joe Rexrode discuss how things got to this point, take questions from Vanderbilt fans, and a whole lot more. Plus, the two discuss working conditions in the media as it pertains to covering Vanderbilt and other programs, and Joe shares some stories from his old days covering Tom...

Duration: 01:06:28

A fascinating Kansas State conversation with Tim Fitzgerald

Vanderbilt plays Kansas State in Week 3, and GoPowercat.com publisher Tim Fitzgerald gives all kinds of interesting info on the Wildcats, including how current Tennessee/former Kansas State athletic director John Currie wanted to get rid of legendary football coach Bill Snyder at the 14-minute mark (and why Tim thinks the hire won't work out for Tennessee), how Snyder built K-State into a winner (35-minute mark), how Fitzgerald thinks VU should attack the 'Cats offensively, when he thinks...

Duration: 01:18:04

Hardin departs, UNLV goes on the schedule, and another big football recruit on the horizon

Chris Lee and Seabass discuss a variety of football-related topics, including the addition of UNLV to the football schedule (about the three-minute mark) the departure of Cole Hardin and what that means for the offensive line (six), the likely, late addition of a big-time recruit to the 2017 football class (21) and what winning and staff continuity have meant for Vanderbilt football.

Duration: 00:32:29

A big breakthrough could be on the horizon for Vanderbilt basketball

Between recruiting and players already on campus, this could be the beginning of a very, very good era for Vanderbilt men's basketball, and Chris Lee, Blake Lovell and David Sisk talk about it. Topics include the recruitment of Darius Garland (times are approximate; it's at about the six-minute mark), SEC recruiting (13), the reputation of the Drew family in recruiting (14), what coaches talk to players about in recruiting (31), Vanderbilt's back-court for the coming season (35), VU's...

Duration: 01:04:15

Could Vanderbilt and MTSU be an opening-night shootout?

Strange things have happened when Vanderbilt and MTSU play. VandySports.com publisher Chris Lee and GoMiddle.com publisher Casey Bowman take a closer look at MTSU and explain why we could see 80, maybe more, points scored on opening night.

Duration: 00:51:00

Jay Cutler, Hackensack, SEC picks and the absurdity of Media Days

Chris Lee and Seabass hit a bunch of topics in a 1:03 podcast including some of the ridiculous things that happen at SEC Media Days, comparisons between Vanderbilt and Tennessee at various positions (around the 17-minute mark), how Jay Cutler's recruitment might have unfolded differently if he'd played 15 years later (31), the relevance of Hackensack, N.J. to Vandy football (and a light-hearted movie discussion to follow), Seabass's SEC picks (38), quarterback instability in the SEC last...

Duration: 01:03:37

Where will Vanderbilt finish in the SEC East? with Mitch Light

Athlon's executive editor and Vanderbilt sideline reporter Mitch Light joins the podcast, as he and host Chris Lee break down all seven Southeastern Conference Eastern Division teams.

Duration: 00:50:01

What's it really like covering Vanderbilt sports?

Host Chris Lee and The Tennessean's Adam Sparks (he covers the Vanderbilt beat) talk about what it's really like covering Vanderbilt behind the scenes. The two also talk about a bunch of stuff, including Adam's breaking the news that Alonzo Jones is playing center field in summer ball (and what that means), Vanderbilt's immediate and future baseball outlook and the mood in and around that program, various Derek Mason- and Bryce Drew-related topics, more developments on the soccer stadium...

Duration: 01:49:02

More recruiting momentum, plus, thoughts on Coppet, Daley and Tennyson suspensions

Chris Lee and Seabass talk VU football recruiting on the heels of the Max Worship commitment, plus, talk about the indefinite suspensions given to Frank Coppet, Tae Daley and Donaven Tennyson.

Duration: 00:25:28

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