Vanderbilt-Tennessee: Commodores Don’t Have Much Shot Against Rival Vols

Posted by David Rutz on November-17-2009 Add Comments

There's some old saying about how no matter terrible your season has been, it all goes away if you beat your archrival. I don't really buy that. Not in Vanderbilt's case, in any event.

If you told me before the season that we'd beat Tennessee but would have to wind up 3-9 in doing so, I would have said 'no thanks.' As it is, however, that's the best the Commodores can hope to do. And what a sweet victory it would be.

Hard to feel particularly optimistic about this one, though. In fact, since losing to Army, it's been hard to feel particularly optimistic about anything involving Vanderbilt football.

They've lost seven straight games. A year after they scored less than 14 points one time in an SEC contest (and that was...

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