Vanderbilt Commodores Football: 2015 Season Preview

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Sep 13, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores full back Kellen Williams (42) and defensive lineman Adam Butler (69) carry an anchor through Star Walk prior to the game against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Vanderbilt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

After what was a very brutal season for the Commodores in 2014, Derek Mason and staff will be looking for redemption, as they hope to improve on their dismal 2014 campaign. 

Well, it’s no secret. Last year, the Commodores sucked. They were brutal, absolutely brutal.

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In Derek Mason’s first year at the helm, the Commodores won only three games by only eighteen points total. They failed to defeat a single SEC opponent, as the Commodores went from back-to-back nine win seasons in 2012 and 2013 to a three win season in 2014.

Vanderbilt’s lack of success was attributed to their lack of consistency and talent at the quarterback position, and the fact that James Franklin left for Penn State, prior to the season.

Before the season, Commodore fans were devastated by Franklin’s departure, as many believed their dream had finally ended. However, when Derek Mason was introduced as the new coach, optimism was restored. That lasted until week one, when the Commodores suffered one of their worst losses in school history, 37-7, to the Temple Owls on the opening night of college football.

The rest is history.

Many fans call last season’s efforts one of the worst in school history, and that’s saying something, considering the horrid history that is Vanderbilt football.

Although last season sucked, 2015 is a new year. A year of hope and optimism for Commodore fans, that is, until we suffer our first loss.

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