Coach James Franklin's first depth chart told Larry Smith what many assumed all along: he'd be Vanderbilt's starting QB for the 3rd straight season. Jeff Lockridge has the full story in today's Tennessean. The complete Game Notes are available here for Vanderbilt's season opener against the Phoenix of Elon (seats are still available). Also interesting from yesterday's press conference with Coach Franklin was the announcement that Offensive Coordinator John Donovan will call plays, rather than Coach Frankin or the VSL Braintrust (we're here if you need us, Coach).
Lockridge, in a piece from Monday's Tennessean, argues that the team's offense will decide the outcome of their games this season. We agree.
Staying with Football, Texas A&M continues to take steps to leave the Big 12 (-2), as they received a letter yesterday from conference commissioner Dan Bebee outlining the procedures if they decide to relocate. The worth kept secret in college sports is that the Aggies want to join the SEC. What do you think, VSLNation?
We'll try and be better about posting as the season approaches, although I will warn you that the O'Sheas and O'Tooles are about to embark on an Asian Invasion that will force us to miss not only CJF's debut, but also the UConn and Ole Miss games. We will effort to find a sports bar in Mongolia that gets CSS, but we're not overly optimistic.