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Vanderbilt hired Washington graduate assistant Terrence Brown to serve as cornerbacks coach.

Brown has been working as a defensive graduate assistant in Seattle for the past three seasons. He's well-acquainted with Vandy HC Derek Mason, who helped coach him up when he played corner at Stanford from 2010-12.
Source: wkrn.com
Feb 10 - 5:51 PM

Vanderbilt hired former Texas A&M WR coach Aaron Moorehead to serve in the same capacity.

Moorehead turned in three years of service with the Aggies, but was not retained after HC Kevin Sumlin was replaced by Jimbo Fisher earlier this winter. He's previously worked as receivers coach at Virginia Tech (2013-14) and Stanford (2010-12).
Source: wkrn.com
Feb 10 - 12:16 PM

Vanderbilt hired 49ers defensive assistant Jason Tarver to serve as defensive coordinator.

Tarver had been on staff with the 49ers since 2015. He'll be Vandy's first defensive coordinator hired in Derek Mason's time at the helm of the ship -- Mason had previously been working not only as head coach but also as DC. The Commodores ranked 88th in FBS scoring defense for the 2017 season. Tarver's previous experience as coordinator came with Stanford (2011) and the Oakland Raiders (2012-14).
Source: wkrn.com
Feb 8 - 7:08 PM

Vanderbilt signed four-star 2018 S Brendon Harris.

Harris (6'1/205) inked up with the Commodores in December. Vandy flipped him over from Tennessee midway through the 2017 season. The Chattanooga native rumbles into the ESPN 300 at No. 293 overall, with the outlet noting that while Harris is a strong open-field tackler and plays with a desired physicality, he still has work to do on the technical fronts, particularly in terms of his footwork.
Feb 8 - 2:40 PM

Vanderbilt received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 WR Amir Abdur-Raman.

Rahman is a consensus three-star player who was ranked 149th of the wide receivers in the class by 247 Sports. He also had offers from USF, Maryland, Iowa State and Wake Forest. He already has red-zone target size (6'4/200), and reports indicate he has quality size and the ability to jump over defenders. This could be an under-the-radar get for the Commodore offense.
Source: 247 Sports
Feb 4 - 2:55 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Vanderbilt has hired former Texas A&M WR coach Aaron Moorehead to serve in the same capacity.

Moorehead served as receivers coach under former Aggies HC Kevin Sumlin from 2015-17. He previously worked in the same role with Virginia Tech (2013-14) and Stanford (2010-12). The former Indianapolis Colts wideout got his coaching start as a graduate assistant at New Mexico in 2009.
Feb 1 - 1:33 PM

247Sports reports that Vanderbilt will hire Cleveland Browns assistant special teams coach Shawn Mennenga to serve as special teams coach.

Mennenga has worked on special teams for the Browns since 2011. This new gig with the Commodores will be his first in the FBS.
Jan 27 - 1:06 PM

Vanderbilt signed four-star 2018 WR Camron Johnson.

Johnson comes from the Brentwood Academy -- a powerhouse in the state of Tennessee -- and picks the Commodores over offers from Tennessee and Auburn, among other high-profile schools. 247 Sports calls Johnson the 42nd best wideout in the class, and scouting reports note impressive hands and route-running. Johnson could be an immediate factor for Vanderbilt in 2018.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 09:39:00 PM

Vanderbilt redshirt senior RB Ralph Webb accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Webb (5'10/190) proclaimed himself as the best running back in the country during the summer, but managed just a modest 831 yards (4.3 YPC) and 10 touchdowns this season. He had turned in back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns prior to his statistical step back. NFL Draft Scout currently has him projected as a seventh-round selection for the spring draft.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 11:20:00 PM

Vanderbilt junior QB Kyle Shurmur completed 20-of-31 passes for 283 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 42-24 win over Tennessee.

Shurmur hit on a pair of touchdown passes in the first half, then two more in the fourth quarter as Vandy pulled away for the easy win. This was his third game on the year with four scoring tosses. For the campaign as a whole, the junior finishes out having passed for 2,823 yards with a 26/10 TD/INT ratio.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 08:38:00 PM

Vanderbilt redshirt senior RB Ralph Webb rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 42-24 win over Tennessee.

Webb found the end zone from two yards out in the second quarter and 20 yards out in the fourth quarter to account for his pair of touchdowns on the evening. While the 5-foot-10, 190-pounder was unable to come through with his third consecutive season of at least 1,000 yards rushing -- much of that due to a poor first half to the campaign -- Webb picked up the pace with three games of at least 100 yards on the ground in Vandy's final six contests. As the Commodores fell short of bowl eligibility this year, Webb has now played his final game with the program and is free to begin prepping for the draft. He's a potential Day 2 pick, though Day 3 is probably more likely.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 08:34:00 PM

Vanderbilt sophomore TE Jared Pinkney caught six passes for 119 yards in a 45-17 loss to Missouri on Saturday.

Pinkney (6'4/250) has not been a part of the Commodore offense since the first month of the season, and had caught just one pass in each of the last three days. The Commodores clearly saw something in the Tigers defense to exploit, and Pinkney had easily his best game of his season. We'll see if the Commodores keep the sophomore tight end involved next week against Tennessee.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 11:55:00 PM

Vanderbilt junior QB Kyle Shurmur threw four interceptions and one touchdown on 30-of-43 passing for 308 yards in a 44-21 loss to Kentucky on Saturday.

Shurmur didn't see the ball hit the ground much in this one, which is good. He also saw the ball end up in the hands of Kentucky defenders four times, which is bad. Shurmur clearly has the talent to be a viable starter in this conference, but his decision-making leaves a lot to be desired. Shurmur and Vanderbilt will look for their first conference win against Missouri next week.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 07:41:00 PM

Vanderbilt redshirt senior RB Ralph Webb rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in the school's 31-17 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.

Webb's short touchdown was really nice as he beat a few defenders on contact. His longest run of the game was 14 yards but he is really coming into his own over the last three weeks, including 163 yards against Ole Miss.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 03:59:00 PM

Vanderbilt junior QB Kyle Shurmur completed 14 of 21 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 31-17 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.

Shurmur to Trent Shefield was hitting all day, including a nice back shoulder throw that is rarely seen at the college level. Shurmur has a bit of an NFL look to him, and it makes sense with his father being Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 03:53:00 PM


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