Derek Mason is the current Vanderbilt coach just wrapping up yr 2, making $2.25M, he is 45 yrs young and unless a miracle happens looks destined to be fired at this time next year because... it's Vanderbilt fergodsakes. 7-17 thus far.
- Derek Mason was the DB coach @ Stanford for Jim in 2010, after a stint at the same job with the Vikings for 3 years.
- Jim and Fangio left for San Fran, Shaw was elevated in 2011, Mason became co-D coordinator with one Jason Tarver with good results. Tarver moved on to the Oakland raiders the next year. Mason remained.
- Mason led Stanford's D two years in a row (2012-2013) as solo coordinator. With incredible results.
- Vandy came calling after they lost Franklin, and Mason arrived. He installed a DC who did crappy things in 2014. Mason fired him after 1 year and took over the job himself, vaulting Vandy into a near elite outfit in year 2.
If we do a stop gap solution this year at DC, I want Derek Mason as our DC in 2017. If it weren't for the salary, I'd say go get him immediately.
[Defense rank using FEI]
|2011||13||co-DC with Tarver|
|11||Mason takes over DC|