Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Vanderbilt Sports News:






- Derrick Byars named SEC Player of the Week


Byars averaged 19 points in Vanderbilt's two huge wins over Alabama and at Kentucky.


- Kevin Stallings named CollegeInsider.com's Coach of the Week.

- 2007 Football Schedule Finalized


Vanderbilt will face 8 teams that competed in 2006-2007 Bowl Games.



Sept. 1 RICHMOND
Sept. 8 ALABAMA
Sept. 15 OLE MISS
Sept. 29 EASTERN MICHIGAN
Oct. 6 Auburn
Oct. 13 GEORGIA (Homecoming)
Oct. 20 South Carolina
Oct. 27 KENT STATE
Nov. 3 Florida
Nov. 10 KENTUCKY
Nov. 17 Tennessee
Nov. 24 WAKE FOREST
HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS


Courtesy of VuCommodores.com:

The Commodores return 16 starters from the 2006 squad that went 4-8. Several of the SEC's top returnees are back for the Commodores, including three all-conference players - middle linebacker Jonathan Goff, wide receiver Earl Bennett and offensive tackle Chris Williams. Other standouts returning are junior quarterback Chris Nickson, senior defensive tackle Theo Horrocks, senior defensive end Curtis Gatewood and junior safety Reshard Langford.


- #15 Lady Commies host Pat Summitt and the #4 Lady Vol's on Thursday.





2 comments:

Chad Thompson said...

Only 4 football road games? Not bad. Maybe we should elevate the field and make each team and coaches stand at the back of the end-zone during games, providing a basketball-like advantage at home.

Bobby O'Shea said...

I think Chad is on to something with regards to the field.

On another note, did anyone notice that starting with the September 29th game against Eastern Michigan we play 9 straight weeks aganist 6 SEC opponents? Of those 9, 5 are at home, but the road games are at Auburn, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Playing in the SEC is never easy, but this will be a particularly difficult stretch given the lack of recovery time between games. With that said, if Vanderbilt can get themselves into a zone, playing 9 consecutive weeks could be a blessing in disguise.