Latest Vanderbilt Commodores football News

Vandy goes for experience hiring Fitch, Roof as coordinators

Jan. 4, 2020 6:49 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has hired a trio of new assistants led by new offensive coordinator Todd Fitch and defensive coordinator Ted Roof. Mason also announced Saturday that Peter Rossomando is the Commodores' new offensive line coach. Fitch is a 35-year veteran of college...

Mason replacing Vanderbilt's coordinators after 3-9 season

Dec. 28, 2019 7:27 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason will be hiring new coordinators after the Commodores went 3-9 this season. Mason said in a statement Saturday that the process had started to replace offensive coordinator Gerry Gdowski and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver. “I'd like to express...

Old Dominion hires Penn State assistant Rahne as head coach

Dec. 9, 2019 6:25 PM EST

Old Dominion has hired Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne as its head coach. Rahne has been offensive coordinator at Penn State the last two seasons and on coach James Franklin's staffs with the Nittany Lions and Vanderbilt since 2011. The 39-year-old former Cornell quarterback has never been a head...

Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings (15) runs through Vanderbilt defenders during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Scott Keller/The Daily Times via AP)

SEC suspends Tennessee WR Jennings for half of Vols' bowl

Dec. 4, 2019 6:21 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has suspended Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings for the first half of the Volunteers' bowl game for what the league said was a flagrant personal foul late in a 28-10 victory over Vanderbilt. Commissioner Greg Sankey announced the suspension...

Tennessee running back Eric Gray (3) gets past the Vanderbilt defense en route to a 94-yard touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Gray's big day helps Tennessee trounce Vandy 28-10

Dec. 1, 2019 12:15 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s Eric Gray had provided glimpses of his big-play ability early in his freshman season but didn’t have much production to show for it. That all changed on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Gray rushed for 246 yards and three touchdowns — including breakaways...

Vanderbilt running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn (5) tries to get past ETSU defensive back Artevius Smith (26) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Underdog Vandy seeks to beat Tennessee for 4th straight time

Nov. 29, 2019 12:11 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt wants to salvage something from a disappointing season by continuing its recent mastery of Tennessee. The Commodores (3-8, 1-6 SEC) will be seeking a fourth straight victory over Tennessee (6-5, 4-3) when they visit Neyland Stadium on Saturday. Vanderbilt’s recent...

Vanderbilt running back Mitchell Pryor (25) celebrates with Drew Birchmeier, left, and Ryley Guay, right, after Pryor ran 31 yards for a touchdown against ETSU in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt won 38-0. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt earns win for its beleaguered coach

Nov. 23, 2019 8:54 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four days ago, Vanderbilt’s athletic director issued public support for his beleaguered football coach. The Commodores responded with a 38-0 win over East Tennessee State in Vanderbilt’s home finale on Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak. Ke’Shawn...

Vanderbilt blanks East Tennessee State in home finale

Nov. 23, 2019 7:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ke’Shawn Vaughn rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns as Vanderbilt ended a three-game losing streak with a 38-0 win over East Tennessee State in its home finale on Saturday. The redshirt senior from nearby Pearl-Cohn High School in Nashville moved into sixth place in...