Sunday, September 28, 2008

VU Gets Prime Time Exposure

Vanderbilt at 4-0 sits atop the SEC East at 2-0 in the Conference. Only two other teams, Alabama and LSU (West div), are undefeated in Conference play.

Vanderbilt's hard work and Coach Bobby Johnson's system of building depth and a fundamentally sound football team over a long term are paying dividends.

Vanderbilt moved up to #19 in both the AP and the Coaches' Poll on Sunday. Even better, ESPN Game Day, the hottest football broadcast in college sports is coming to the Vanderbilt Campus this Saturday. The VU v. Auburn game will be broadcast during the prime time college football window Saturday evening.

This should greatly improve the coaching staff's ability to recruit. Having several prominent players in the NFL, including Jay Cutler, the starting QB for the hot Broncos adds even more icing on the cake.

During the first weekend of the NFL official season, VU had 13 former players on NFL rosters.



JMG said...

MTSU hosts Florida Atlantic Tuesday night, and the game will be on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.--our first nationally televised game.

Ben said...

Go Dores!

The SEC East Standings right now look like the basketball season with KY and VU at the top.

Tony Arnold said...

Interesting observation Ben.

JMG, I am glad VU is not playing MTSU this year. Given our failures before we might not be 4-0 right now.

Tony Arnold said...

Actually UK is 4th in the Eastern Division at the moment having not played a Conference game yet. Although they are 4-0.