landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|11 weeks 4 days ago||Anchor Down||
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree||
While a bit biased, I must disagree. Both football programs are bottom feeders. Unfortunately, Vandy is back to where it prior to Franklin, but I always thought Franklin hit Vandy at the perfect storm. Yes, he could recruit, but he never won a lot fo big games. He won the majority of the weak non-conference opponents they faced, and then caught UF, UT and UGA during low times in their programs. Also, didn't have to play Bama, LSU or Auburn in their crossover games. I think it is all showing now with how Franklin is doing at PSU. Yes, he still recruits well, but his coaching is lackluster to say the least. On the other hand, sure, UVa has a new head coach and the optimism is high right now, but when all said and done, it is not a good football program and has not been for awhile. It is a very good university, and is larger than Vanderbilt, but I think Vandy is much more national in nature. Most in part due to it being a private school, rather than a state university. While Charlottesville is beautiful as is their campus, Nashville is easily one of the most popular cities in the country right now and is blowing up. Vandy's campus is always rated as one of the most beautiful. As for football, the SEC is far and away a better conference than the ACC. Both great schools and campuses, but not so easy to just say UVa is better because they may or may not party harder or have a larger student body.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||This is not Paul's son.||
This is not Paul's son.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I think Franklin is a fraud.||
I think Franklin is a fraud. While I appreciate what he did for Vandy, he did it with smoke and mirrors. They have a week non-conference schedule year in and year out. Then they had Tennessee and Florida both down for the years he was there. Furthermore, their crossover games with the SEC West were against the weaker opponents, not including Bama or Auburn. He did better than any recent Vandy coach, but it was a perfect storm for him. He can recruit, but can he coach. Sounds familiar to me.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Disregard my above post as we||
Disregard my above post as we have seen that the law in Ohio or at least this county in Ohio requires the alleged defendant to see the Judge and be held without bond. Although hearing the supposed details which had surfaced this far, charging is the right move. Injuries and witnesses can allow a case to proceed even without victim cooperation.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||A little insight into||
A little insight into Michigan misdemeanors for DV. Not sure if Ohio works the same or not. I have already had a call this morning from a police department which I handle prosecution for. Guy goes to jail last night for Domestic Violence because of a call made for a domestic disturbance. They have to take someone into custody to diffuse the situation. Girl in morning doesn't want to pursue charges, so guy is released from jail with no charges issued because you aren't going to proceed with a case with no cooperation from victim, unless their are significant injuries. Of course we don't know any facts at this time, but I would say it isn't a slam dunk he is charged at this time.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Brad Bates||
Brad Bates. Ph.D so Schlissel will like. Knows about hockey as well. Been a AD in a Power 5 conference. I had first hand experience with him being in upper level Management of an Ath Dept. Best candidate by far.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Bates||
The Ph.D he has from Vanderbilt has to help his chances with Schlissel making a large part, if not all of the decision.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Hire BB||
Not a better choice out there. First hand experience.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Lazy||
I am just as lazy in that I won't look it up, but I do know that they won the Men's NCAA Golf Championship this past year and quite possibly won it back to back, or were runner up last year.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Iowa Game????||
EDIT: Sorry, but while writing this down, others jumped on the same issue and probably explained it in a more concise fashion.
Without getting into anything to do with the alleged act itself, because it is repulsive, if true, I do have one question regarding Hoke/Brandon and Co.'s actions.
I understand why he was evasive in his responses to the media as to Gibbons. He didn't really have a choice in the matter as it was an internal issue, not a public/criminal issue.
It states in the article and timeline above that a letter dated November 20, 2013 was produced that stated that beyond a POE, he had committed sexual assualt in violation of the student code. When did Gibbons receive this correspondence and when did Hoke/Brandon and his staff find out about it? Was it sent to his home in Florida and Gibbons didn't find out until his parents received it and informed him? Does Hoke/Brandon not find out until Gibbons tells them himself.
The reason I ask this is he played in the Iowa game three days after that letter was produced. If Hoke/Brandon let him play while fully knowing this letter existed, they have problems. I understand at that point it was only a charge from the University and Gibbons had not given his side of the story as he did in early December, but it is still an allegation and he could have had a "muscle issue" a week earlier and not travelled.
On the other hand, if they knew nothing about it untiil after the game, then I believe they acted correctly and he didn't play against OSU or in the Bowl Game.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||NCAA||
Total conjecture here, but I would guess it is some NCAA violation. While I applaud Dantonio, he does exactly have a track record as a disciplinarian. See: Grant Winston. I bet he didn't have a choice.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Perfect scenario||
I wouldn't say this is realistic, but would be ideal.
We win 10-7 with only gaining 125 total yards of offense. A pick six and a FG. Otherwise the D plays great with a bunch of turnovers, but we can't move it and Wile has a lot of work punting all day.
We feel good about the win, but a change still is needed on the OC, OL and so forth.
Realistically, we either lose by more than 3 TDs or win a close one. Nothing in between.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Ideal Situation||
The ideal situation is to win 10-7. We get a field goal and a pick six (with EP of course). Otherwise our offense is awful and gain only about 150 total yards of offense. Our D on the other hand is lights out and we hold them to one TD for the day.
A win, but another reminder of how far our offense has to go.
GO BLUE regardless of the outcome. Just think, if fans gave up on their teams after a bad season or two, MSU wouldn't even have a program anymore.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Grow up||
Not all OSU fans are worthless. Some are called friends. You are probably the one who would get a drink spilled on you or thrown at you while at the Horseshoe. Grow up and realize everyone cheers for their favorite team and sometimes that team is not Michigan.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Thanks.||
Unfortunately, I had that happiness crushed. Vandy had already won their noon game prior to Michigan taking the field. The other bummer is the more Vandy wins these games, the less of a chance of James Franklin coaching for Vanderbilt next year. However, I can't blame the guy for going after money and a bigger program. A bowl game is the highest it will get for Vanderbilt. No matter how much better their program is doing and how many top recruits they get, they will never compete week to week in the SEC. Stanford has done it, NW has showed they can, but in the SEC, it is just unfair to compete with Bama, LSU, etc and how they treat recruiting and their football. So is life. I wish Vandy was brought into the B1G rather than Maryland or Rutgers, but I understand the Nashville TV market doesn't quite compare to NYC or DC.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Presser||
A lot of people care about what they say at their press conference. People are going to be upset at the results regardless. I would say Hoke, his staff and the players are much more upset than any fan. But, if he would have made a comment like Muschamp did, I would feel better about it than the usual nothing response from Hoke. Let the fans know how much they care and what he is going to do. It may settle some fan's disappointment. I know it would mine.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Take Responsibility||
I am not able to start my own new thread, but I believe this fits here just as well. My issue is not with Hoke as the Coach. Sure, there are things I wish he did more of and less of. I could care less if he wears a headset and don't care whether he wears short sleeves or long sleeves. I just want him to take responsibility for this team a little more and let people of know of his displeasure (I would assume he is displeased). I ran across the following quote when reading an article on the Vanderbilt - Florida game. Note, by sharing this quote, I do not claim that I wish we had Muschamp as our coach, I just want Hoke to take responsibility while righting the ship.
"I’m a competitor. I don’t like losing. I certainly don’t like the product we are putting on the field, and that’s my responsibility. I take full credit for that," he said. "When it’s good, it’s good. When it’s not good, it’s not good, and it hasn’t been good. And that’s on me. We’ll make the decisions to move forward that we need to do to help this football team in the latter part of the season as we move forward. That’s my plan. I’m not asking for anybody to be happy. I’m not asking anybody to give a pass." - Will Muschamp, 11/9/13 after loss to Vanderbilt
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Vanderbilt||
Don't forget the two Vandy courses on list. Not rated as high, but a heck of a complex with a really cool new team clubhouse and hitting area set to be dedicated at the end of this month.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Minimum Wage||
If he is getting paid with an education at UT, then he is making about minimum wage.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Kramer legend jersey?||
Who is wearing 87?
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Come on...||
I am assuming you forgot you /s. So Private schools don't deserve the rankings they have because "you can't flunk out"?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Go Dores||
Saw this a few days ago and as a Vandy alum was thinking about posting, but thought I would catch too much heat for it. Glad Vandy is getting the appreciation I have seen thus far on the Board. Go Dores.
|4 years 1 week ago||Bars and Breakfast||
Many of these have already been mentioned, but just confirming them. I was there in undergard and it is a great city and you all should have fun.
Pancake Pantry is a must for breakfast.
Downtown and Printer's Alley are fun and will fit the "non-mellow" fun you are looking for.
Closer to Vandy is my all time favorite SATCO. Good for a warm afternoon to eat chips/queso and drink buckets of beer. South Street is a really cool bar right off of campus and 21st avenue.
|4 years 1 week ago||Agree||
Pancake Pantry is the best breakfast place, hands down.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||On Tap||
From Wisconsin originally. Spotted Cow is the best beer made. On tap especially.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||250||
|4 years 24 weeks ago||nor Vandy...||
Can't you tell by our record over the years. No cheating.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Yes...||
Not saying much, but the only school from the SEC not to be on probation. I guess that stat could be incorrect now with Mizzou and aTm now in the conference.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Barnes & Noble had them yesterday||
In Barnes & Noble (Flint) yesterday to pick something else up for my wife. As I am walking through, there is a display with many copies of the book. Picked it up and started last night. I asked the employee why it was out already and she said there was no official sale date, so as soon as they received them, they put them out.