Vanderbilt HC Derek Mason indicated that he was displeased with USA Today's preseason ranking of 113th.
Vanderbilt redshirt senior OT Andrew Jelks and redshirt sophomore QB Shawn Stankavage will miss the 2016 season due to injury.
When asked about Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason, a rival SEC coach told Athlon Sports the following: "I’m not exaggerating when I say this: Derek Mason is as good of a defensive coach as there is in the world."
Vanderbilt named sophomore QB Kyle Shurmur their starter for the 2016 season.
Four-star 2017 DE Dayo Odeyingbo committed to Vanderbilt.
An anonymous SEC defensive coach told ESPN that Vanderbilt redshirt junior RB Ralph Webb possesses "really good feet, so he's in and out of breaks real well."
Pro Football Focus's Steve Palazzolo calls Vanderbilt redshirt junior OLB Zach Cunningham "the best LB you haven’t heard of" and "a potential All-American candidate."
Patriots signed Vanderbilt TE Steven Scheu.
Colts signed Vanderbilt S Andrew Williamson.
Vikings selected Vanderbilt OLB Stephen Weatherly with the No. 227 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.
NFL scouts believe Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly "could develop into a legitimate starting three-down linebacker," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.
ESPN's Steve Muench says Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly "flashes on tape" and calls him "an interesting Day 3 option."
Vanderbilt TE Steven Scheu unofficially ran forties between 4.65 and 4.75 at his pro day.
NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt noted that Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly "seems to think that his best position is defensive end."
Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly ran a 7.12 3-cone and 4.42 20 yard shuttle at the school's pro day on Thursday, according to Tony Pauline.