2009 Commodores

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  1. billyd1esel

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    2009 Commodores

    With a new coaching staff being welcomed into Nashville, Tennessee, a new playbook will be introduced as well. The new aggressive Defensive Coordinator in town will use the versatility of all his players to throw many mixed looks at any and all challengers.

    Being a disciple from Paul Johnson, former Navy, current Georgia Tech coach, the head coach will instill the triple option playbook and try to beat and bruise the opposing defenses of the SEC.

    Winning their first bowl game in 53 years, the Commodores will return 18 starters from last year, as well as introducing a couple of exciting freshmen into the mix.

    Returning Stars from 2008.

    2008 All SEC Linebacker Patrick Benoist
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    2008 Freshman All-American Linebacker Chris Marve
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    2009 All SEC Corner Myron Lewis
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    And leading the Option, the leader of the team, all the pressure will be on the Sophomore Larry Smith
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    Here's to an exciting 2009 Season, and a competitive SEC conference!
     
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    Week 1 of the 2009 NCAA Season:

    [​IMG]Vanderbilt (0-0) at Wisconsin (0-0) [​IMG]


    What a game. After receiving the opening kickoff, the Commodores took the field, only to have the option backfire on them. On the 2nd play from scrimmage there was a pitch that went wild from Vandy QB Larry Smith. The ball was recovered by Wisconsin LB C. St. John and ran back 22 yards for the first TD of the game.

    The next drive was more successful as Sophomore QB Larry Smith marched down the field and led the Commodores to a tying score at the end of the first. In the 2nd, the Vandy defense proved a little too much for Badger QB Scott Tolzien as he threw an interception that was ran back for a TD. Going into halftime , the score was

    14 - 7 Vandy

    Coming out of halftime, the Wisconsin running offense marched down the field led by John Clay, capping an 80 yard drive off with a 3 yd TD run. The Commodores had no answer for Clay all game, as Clay nearly broke the 100 yard mark by the end of the day. Vandy managed to blitz the young opposing QB into throwing a couple of more interceptions, and with field position, kicked a 36 yard field goal at the end of the 3rd to go up by 3.

    Going into the 4th, Badger QB Tolzien rolled out of the pocket, trying to march down field, and got nailed by Vandy LB Patrick Benoist. Tolzien didn't move much after the hit. Suffering a mild concussion, he left the game. However his replacement didn't manage much better. After another Badger INT, Vandy marched down to the red zone, but could only come away with 3, as Vandy took a 6 point lead with 2 minutes left. As Wisconsin started marching down field, it came to a 3rd and long, with under a minute to go.

    As the second string QB dropped back , he was quickly pressured and throw the ball in the middle of the field, which was intercepted for the game ending interception.

    Vandy 20 over Wisconsin 14

    A big blow to the Commodores was the loss of star RB Keenard Reeves for the next 8 weeks due to a couple of broke ribs suffered early in the 2nd half. Both teams played a great defensive battle, as neither team hit the 200 total yard mark, but Vandy walked away with a +4 turnover margin.

    The offensive player of the game was crowned to Wisconsin RB John Clay, having 21 carries, for 75 yards, and a TD.

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    Vandy's CB Casey Hayward ended the game with 6 tackles, 2 interceptions, and a TD.

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    Honorable mention: Vandy's DE Broderick Stewart with 5 Tackles, 4 TFL, and 3 Sacks, MONSTER GAME.

    Next week might be the biggest test of the season, as the Commodores have to go to Louisiana to face the #20 LSU Tigers who will be out for revenge after suffering a loss to Washington on the opening week of the year.

    Next week:

    [​IMG]Vanderbilt (1-0) at #20 LSU (0-1)[​IMG]
     
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    Vanderbilt (1-0) at #20 LSU (0-1)

    After coming off a heartbreaking loss to Washington, the LSU tigers looked to bounce back against the Commodores. And bounce back they did.

    As the game started, the Commodores took control of the game, as the option worked all the way down the field, and Vandy put up 7 to take an early lead. On the ensuing drive, the Commodores picked off Jefferson, the young Tiger QB, and in good field position, looked to go up by 14 before half time. With under a minute left, at the goal line, the Option backfired once again on the Commodores. A fumbled pitch was recovered by the Tigers, and ran back 80 yards for a LSU Touchdown.

    What looked like a 2 TD lead going into halftime, turned into a 7-7 tie, with the Tigers receiving the ball in the 3rd. At that point, Vandy had no answer for Charles Scott, the Star Runningback for the Tigers. After being held to nearly 40 yards in the first half, Scott ended up with over 200, as he broke a 30 TD run, and a 71 yard TD run.

    On top of the Run defense collapsing, the Commodore offense struggled as well, not getting into the endzone at the very end of the game, when it was already out of reach. Vandy only ended up with 114 Rushing yards for the entire game, averaging around 3 yards a carry. The final score was

    Towards end of the game, Vandy was forced to go into the air, but being out of their comfort zone, Vandy turned the ball over twice in the 2nd half. Final score was

    #20 LSU over Vandy
    27 - 14

    Being beat in every aspect of the game, Vandy will try to rebound next week against a tough Mississippi State team.

    Players of the Game:

    LSU RB Charles Scott
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    34 carries, 208 yards, 2 TDs,

    Vandy SS Sean Richardson

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    17 Tackles 4 TFL



    Next week:

    Mississippi State (1-1) at Vanderbilt (1-1)
     
  4. billyd1esel

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    Mississippi State at Vanderbilt

    13 Turnovers, 3 kick return for touchdowns, and a Domination by the Bulldogs!

    Final score Mississippi State 12035 - Vanderbilt -2
     
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    How were the sliders? Any different?
     
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    Vanderbilt (1-2) at #23 Missouri (2-0)

    After an embarrassing loss to Mississippi State, the Vanderbilt Commodores look to rebound at home against a strong, streaking Missouri team. Taking the field, QB Larry Smith looked to carry the team on his shoulders with starting running back Keenard Reeves out for another month or 2.

    Receiving the kickoff, the Commodores marched down the field with an effective running/option game, and quickly got into the redzone. Getting there, they stumbled, and settled for 3. On the next possession, Vandy's defense stepped up, and forced a punt from Missouri. With decent field position, Vandy marched again, getting another 3. After scoring on back to back drives, it looked as if the Commodores' offensive woes were a thing of the past. And then the 2nd quarter started...

    Missouri marched down the field quick, passing, running....running passing, imposing their will, scoring on a 2 yard TD run. Missouri put up 3 more consecutive TDs. Vandy managed to put 3 more on the board, but never get into the endzone. As a result of the horrible day, the Commodore coach demanded the starting offense to take the field with 1 minute to go and just take a knee....there's always next week.

    NEXT WEEK!

    Vandy VS #8 Ole Miss !

    I CAN'T WAIT!
     
  7. Dj391

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    Yea i thought the option was gonna killme it worked so well the 1st qtr good game though
     
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    Yea, was a good game, just couldn't stay consistent. Oh well!
     
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    UPSET ALERT​


    #8 Mississippi (3-0) at Vanderbilt (1-3)

    After a tough loss against Missouri, Vanderbilt looked to rebound against rival Mississippi. The Rebels come with the #8 ranking in the country, as they carry along with them, Heisman hopeful J. Snead. The game started off as Vandy received the opening kickoff and began their drive.

    The option stumbled , as it has all year, against the Rebels, as Vandy went 3 and out, and punted to the dangerous Ole Miss Offense. Snead marched right down field in minutes, scoring the opening touchdown, with a 15 yarder to his wideout. Fans in the stadium sat down, preparing for a long day. On the following drive, Sophomore QB Larry Smith finally took his place as the leader of the team, taking the team and putting them on his back and marching down field. On a 2nd and short, Smith ran the option to the left, and kept it for a 53 yard gain all the way to the Rebel's redzone.

    The offensive woes struck as the Commodores settled for 3, ending the first quarter 7-3. It seemed as the defensive coordinator's defensive scheme worked well in the 2nd quarter, as Snead went on consecutive 3 and outs. Vandy having good field position on both drives, scored a field goal on the first, and right before half time throwing a quick slant for a 5 yard TD.

    Going into halftime, the Commodores were up 13-7. The entire crowd got into the game in the 2nd half, causing the Rebels to have plenty of trouble at the line of scrimmage. After a couple of penalties on their opening drive, the Rebels were threatening twice, but missed 2 40 yard field goals in the 3rd. Vandy was unable to get anything on the ground as well, as the 3rd quarter ended, with no change in the score.

    The fourth quarter began as Ole Miss got a couple of deep passes, and kicked a 52 yard field goal to shorten the gap. With nearly 4 minutes left in the game, Vandy led 13 - 10. At that point, Larry Smith realized what he needed to do to win the game, and he did it.

    On the following drive of the game, the Commodores relied on Smith to finish the game. On a 12 play drive, Smith drove Vandy down the field running/throwing the ball on 11 of the plays himself. He got all the way to the 3 yard line with a minute and a half left. Instead of being conservative and kneeing on the ball, the Commodore coach told Smith to get into the endzone, and end this game. And that he did with a 3 yard run into the endzone. With less than a minute left, Ole Miss was down by 10 and could not do enough on their last drive, as they ended up turning the ball over on downs.

    Final Score
    Vanderbilt 20
    Ole Miss 10


    Fans stormed the field as Vandy took down their rival, #8 Ole Miss, and stay in contention in the SEC. Next week, they face a tough Army team, and Larry Smith can't wait to get back on the field to do work.

    Player of the game:

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    QB Larry Smith
    7-12 90 yards, 1 TD
    32 Carries, 160 yards, 1 TD


    Next week:

    Vanderbilt (2-3) vs. Army (1-2)
     
  10. Dj391

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    HAHA good shit commodores i was pullin for you this week good game recap kept me interested lol
     
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    nice win!
     
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    Thanks guys. Yea, I was up by 6 in the 4th, and I just knew they would end up getting a TD and I'd lose. BUT HEY, I didn't, and it was amazing!!
     

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