Live from Georgia: Vandy’s back to being Vandy

Sanford Stadium on a lovely October day. (M. Bradley)

Sanford Stadium on a lovely October day. (M. Bradley)

Sanford Stadium on a lovely October day. (M. Bradley)

Sanford Stadium on a lovely October day. (M. Bradley)

Athens — Not much to say about this one. Georgia should win by however much it wants. James Franklin no longer coaches the visiting side — and Todd Grantham no longer coaches the Bulldogs’ defense, by way of coincidence — and Vandy is back to being Vandy.

How do we know that Vandy, which actually beat the Bulldogs last year, is again seen as no threat? Because the Commodores have again been reduced to being a homecoming guest.

The Commodores lost their first two games under Derek Mason — to Temple and Ole Miss — by the aggregate score of 78-10. They did rally to beat UMass 34-31, and they actually led South Carolina 14-nil before losing 48-34. But that, it must be noted, came on a night when Vandy returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. And South Carolina really hasn’t been much of a measuring stick: It has played well only against Georgia.

Last week the Commodores fell to Kentucky, which broke a 17-game SEC losing streak. A week ago, it was no surprise that Tennessee, a 17-point underdog, came here and played the Bulldogs tough. It would be a major shock today if Georgia, which is favored by 33, lets this stay close for even a quarter.

With that, the figurative floor is again open. I’ll be here until someone wins, though I’m certain only one someone has a chance. I welcome your company and, as ever, I thank you in advance.

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Vampire_Bill
Vampire_Bill

Trying to be positive but I see at least a couple of 21 point losses coming up for the dawgs.  Just not a real good team.


RuePaulJohnson
RuePaulJohnson

At least 4 Top-10 teams have lost, will you guys be in next weeks Top-10 "by default"?

DragginFly
DragginFly

None of those top ten losers will drop below 13

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

solid, if unspectacular performance...glad to see Ramsey get a few series...go dogs

BigKat75
BigKat75

@DawgGoneIt 


It's "Jock-sniffing, mouth-breathing, booger-eaters" like you that wind up on shows like cops! Too much of a "homer!"

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

DawgGoneIt you do that, but let's not fool ourselves.

EbertsGhost
EbertsGhost

Will see a celebration like that in Athens anytime soon? vs Auburn?

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

Ok Moses and Ruffdawg, have fun talking to each other. I'm gonna go celebrate our 44-17 win. 4-1 baby! On to Mizzou!

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

At least 10 tms I know of, I think would run us out the stadium.

BigKat75
BigKat75

We should have kept Zach Mettenberger(back in the day) and cut those other "Scrubs!"

BigKat75
BigKat75

QB play, Defensive secondary, and OC, need major upgrades!

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

We don't fight off blocks very well.

Big Wally
Big Wally

Now if the prison team from the longest yard (Aubarn) loses, it will be a pretty good day.

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

Our QB play and D not up to par.

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

@DawgGoneIt @ruffdawg You are a rose colored wearing glasses type fan with low standards or expectations.... That's good if you cheer for Gatech or Kentucky..... Just because I want or expect my TEAM to coach or play at least up to their talent level call me a troll then, "You go celebrate that great Vandy victory"

BigKat75
BigKat75

Todd Grantham would be a better head coach than Richt!!!

BiffCondor
BiffCondor

Those good looking girls on the Grove will be giving up some lovin tonight

80sFalcon
80sFalcon

Man that SC loss is looming large right now.

DewieCheatem_n_Howe
DewieCheatem_n_Howe

The Alabama State Troopers around Saban are earning their money today. 

BigKat75
BigKat75

If we had Nick Saban coaching this football team right now, we would be undefeated!!!

DamonH
DamonH

an almost top 10 team's fans rushing the field looks funny 

BigKat75
BigKat75

I wonder where Marshall and Brandon Douglas are on the RB depth chart? Both are "Scrubs" imo!

DamonH
DamonH

Bama loses this week, Ole Miss could lose next week. Everyone in the West could lose a game

Stevepine
Stevepine

Mark, title for column: Rivers Can't Pilot Commodores to Victory on the banks of the Oconee.

BigKat75
BigKat75

We will NOT be able to run like this on the Gators!

BigKat75
BigKat75

Jeremy Pruitt should be our head coach!

MarkBradley
MarkBradley moderator

And Vanderbilt punts with 2:23 left. No guts, no glory

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

The D leaves a lot to be desired even the DL....we got some major issues.... Our linement on D is not  that good.

MarkBradley
MarkBradley moderator

Board showing Oklahoma game. Lots of big teams losing.