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Team: Vanderbilt Commodores Football
League: NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Southeastern Conference East Division
Home Games: Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field
Head Coach: Derek Mason
Conference Titles: 14
All-Time Greats: Jay Cutler, Zach Cunningham, Adam Butler, Tre Herndon, Spencer Pulley
Rivals: Tennessee, Georgia, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Sewanee
Vanderbilt Commodores Football TicketsLike many other football teams located in the East and Midwest, the Vanderbilt Commodores Football team enjoys a rich history. It joined the Southeastern Conference in 1933. Since 1897, Vanderbilt has won 13 championships. Eight of those championships have been won outright. The team has been invited to nine bowl games. Their record is 4–4–1. Home games take place at Vanderbilt Stadium since 1922. The most significant rivalry takes place against Tennessee. The record heavily favors Tennessee. Five former players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and a little over 40 players named as All-Americans. Zach Cunningham was the first unanimous All-American from Vanderbilt in 2016. Additionally, five players were named Most Valuable Player. James Franklin is credited with setting up a culture of player development that has led to interest in players by the NFL. Grab your Vanderbilt Commodores Football tickets at StubHub.
Where do the Vanderbilt Commodores play?Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field is where the home Vanderbilt Commodores Football games take place. It has a capacity of 40,550. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, it is operated by the Vanderbilt University. The stadium was completed in 1922. At that time, it was the only venue used exclusively for college football in the South. In 1998, the stadium hosted the Tennessee Titans' season and the Music City Bowl. Since 1922, the venue has undergone upgrades.
Who is Vanderbilt Commodores Football’s head coach?The head coach for the Vanderbilt Commodores Football team is Derek Mason. He played the cornerback position for Northern Arizona from 1989-1992. Mason began his coaching career in 1994. In 2014, he became the Commodore's head coach. While under his leadership, the team does not have a winning record, but some believe there are bright spots in the program like the players who have made their way onto NFL teams. The goal is to develop football players who can compete at the professional level.
Who are some notable players from the Vanderbilt Commodores Football Team?The most notable Vanderbilt Commodores Football player is probably Jay Cutler. He earned Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 and was drafted by the Denver Broncos. From 2006 to 2018, the football program saw an increase in interest in their players by the NFL. Linebacker Jonathan Goff became a Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants.
How is the tailgating scene at Vanderbilt Commodores Football Games?Tailgating is allowed at Vanderbilt Commodores Football games. The experience is receiving an upgrade, too. Now fans can opt for tailgate services for a fee that includes reserved locations, game day bellhop services and other tailgate essentials like chairs, tents and coolers. These services will set up your spot and pack up your things for you. Tailgating has taken place in the Vandyville and Commodore Lawn areas. With the new turnkey services, the goal is to open up more areas on game day so that more fans can participate.
What are the top games this year for Vanderbilt Commodores Football?Many consider the University of Tennessee to be the Vanderbilt Commodores Football team's primary rival so it is one of the top games to attend. It is not just in football where the two teams like to go head-to-head; it is across all other sports, too. Ole Miss is another. The Commodores play the Rebels every other year as they have been deemed permanent opponents in the SEC cross-division. Georgia, Kentucky and Sewanee are also teams that are considered rivals.
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