Vanderbilt’s Vierling The Voice of Reason

Posted by David Rutz on September-21-2009 Add Comments

Vanderbilt's Brad Vierling is who you want as a team captain.

The fifth-year senior and starting center doesn't make excuses. He's a crisp, asserted speaker who speaks his mind, and for that reason, his teammates listen.

His assessment of Vanderbilt's performance in its dismal 15-3 loss to Mississippi State Saturday night was typically blunt.

"We weren't seeing things well, we weren't seeing blitzes well," Vierling said. "The offensive line didn't do their part. We were terrible, to say the least, on offense."

It had to have woken the Commodores up.

They can't waltz into any game, whether it's a conference opponent or not, and put on an effort like they did Saturday and expect a victory.


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