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VANDERBILT THREE KEYS: KENTUCKY

VANDERBILT THREE KEYS: KENTUCKY

The Vanderbilt Commodore host Kentucky on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Here are your three keys to a Commodore win. 1) KEEP JOHNSON IN CHECK Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson has almost single handily gotten the Wildcat program out of an under .500 rut. He’s the guy that emerged after a musical chairs quarterback dilemma in Lexington. […]

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IN KENTUCKY, VANDERBILT SEES A MIRROR IMAGE

IN KENTUCKY, VANDERBILT SEES A MIRROR IMAGE

When the Vanderbilt Commodores look across the sideline this coming Saturday, they will recognize a team cut from a very similar piece of cloth. The Kentucky Wildcats, in moments of success and failure, bear the scars and represent the uncomfortable, in-between reality which characterizes Vanderbilt football at the moment. (more…)

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EXPECTATIONS FOR EACH SEC EAST TEAM

EXPECTATIONS FOR EACH SEC EAST TEAM

SEC Media Days are over, but the event in Hoover, Ala., represents the unofficial “start” of “talkin’ season.” Coaches tried to put their best feet forward at podiums, at SEC Network desks, and on radio row… which is part of their job. Whether they were blowing smoke or had every reason to say what they […]

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THE WORST DEFINING MOMENTS FOR SEC EAST PROGRAMS THIS CENTURY

THE WORST DEFINING MOMENTS FOR SEC EAST PROGRAMS THIS CENTURY

Human beings have to take the bad with the good. Looking at the best moments for SEC programs this century can’t be fully appreciated without acknowledging the other side of life’s coin. Here are the worst defining moments for SEC East programs, the occasions which either left the biggest scars or represented the most profound […]

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AN SEC EAST REVOLUTION WON'T OCCUR THIS YEAR, BUT THE SEEDS OF CHANGE  MIGHT BE PLANTED

AN SEC EAST REVOLUTION WON’T OCCUR THIS YEAR, BUT THE SEEDS OF CHANGE  MIGHT BE PLANTED

It would rate as a surprise this season if Florida and Georgia fail to win the SEC East. Tennessee’s chance to climb to the top — and potentially stay there — was last year. It’s very hard to see how Butch Jones, without Josh Dobbs and Derek Barnett, can come particularly close to winning the […]

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