Nov 30, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores fullback Fitz Lassing (38) is congratulated by a team mate after scoring a touchdown against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the first quarter at Vanderbilt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

SEC East Previews: Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt has finished an astounding 9-4 the last two years. Prior to 2012, the last time they won nine games in a season was 1915. James Franklin did a remarkable job with that program, but he has left for Penn State. With his departure so went a number of his recruits and a lot of hope and prospects for the 2014 Vandy season. We pick them to finish last in the East.


  • Temple (Thurs)
  • Ole Miss (at LP Field in Nashville)
  • UMass
  • South Carolina
  • at Kentucky
  • at Georgia
  • Charleston Southern
  • (Bye)
  • at Missouri
  • Old Dominion
  • Florida
  • (Bye)
  • at Mississippi State
  • Tennessee

The first thing that jumps out on that schedule – only four true road games! The game vs. OM at the Titans field is interesting – there will probably be more Rebel fans there than Vandy. Also not having to travel until Week 5 may help out a younger team like the ‘Dores.

Returning starters

RB Jerron Seymour
TE Steven Scheu
C Joe Townsend
RG Spencer Pulley
LG Jake Bernstein
LT Andrew Jelks

DT Vince Taylor
LB Kyle Woestmann
LB Darreon Herring
LB Nigel Bowden

Returning production


  1. Patton Robinette – 2nd leading passer with 642 yards, 4 TD
  2. Josh Grady – 3rd leading passer with 27 yards, 0 TD


  1. Jerrron Seymour – leading rusher with 716 yards, 14 TD
  2. Brian Kimbrow – 3rd leading rusher with 341 yards, 3 TD


  1. Jerron Seymour – 4th leading receiver with 126 yards, 0 TD
  2. Steven Scheu – 5th leading receiver with 123 yards, 1 TD

Offensive line – returns 83 career starts

Defense – return 2nd, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th leading tacklers



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