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The 2013 Football Season

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Where Vandy's Drafted, Undrafted Seniors Landed

The 2014 NFL Draft is over, and the most successful class of players in Vanderbilt's modern era are headed to the pros. Here's where the Commodores' draftees and undrafted free agents ended up after a crazy three days of picks.

Eagles Select Jordan Matthews w/42nd Overall Pick

Vanderbilt All-American Jordan Matthews became the latest Commodore to hear his name called at Radio City Music Hall on Friday. He was selected with the 10th pick of the second round by the Philadelphia Eagles.

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Jordan Matthews, WR

Jordan Matthews carried the Vanderbilt offense and rewrote school and SEC records in his four years as a Commodore. He's also got prototypical WR size - so why has he slipped to the 2nd round of NFL mock drafts?

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Kenny Ladler, S

Need someone to make a play in the secondary? Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler is your guy. "Ladlo" found a way to seek out the ball on every play, leading the 'Dores in interceptions (5), forced fumbles (5), and tackles (91).

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Slam Magazine's TDDaily Interviews Vandy OL Wesley Johnson

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TDDaily talked to Vandy standout Wesley Johnson with the NFL Draft on the horizon. The former Commodore touches on playing through injuries, playing at Montgomery Bell, and nearly going his whole career without a holding penalty. However, the money shot is Johnson talking about how he lit into his fellow linemen at halftime against UMass. Check it out!

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Chase Garnham, LB

Vanderbilt's Chase Garnham had a standout year at linebacker in 2012, but injuries derailed his 2013. Can the athletic MLB find a spot in the NFL despite a lack of buzz?

'14 NFL Draft Capsules: Carey Spear, K/Explosioner

Carey Spear likes to hit people. We knew that. What we overlook, however, is that he developed into an accurate All-SEC kicker who made all of his field goals from 50+ yards in 2013. Does he have a place in the NFL?

Lawyers: James Franklin Contacted Rape Victim

Former Vandy recruit Brandon Vandenburg's lawyers suggest that James Franklin didn't just contact the victim of an alleged on-campus rape days after it happened. They also say he wanted her to help create a group of recruiting "hostesses" at Vandy.

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Walker May, DE

Walker May? Walker DOES. Vandy's senior DE led a disruptive group in 2013 and started 33 straight games for the Commodores. Does he have a place in the NFL?

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Karl Butler, LB/S

Karl Butler was a hybrid linebacker/safety at the "star" position for Vanderbilt in 2012 and 2013. Can he find a spot in the NFL Draft in 2014?

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Andre Hal, CB

Andre Hal will leave Nashville as another link in a chain of tremendous Vanderbilt cornerbacks. What can he bring to the NFL - and where will he be picked when the 2014 NFL Draft rolls around?

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Wesley Tate, RB/WR

Tailback and part-time wideout Wesley Tate brought leadership and a versatile offensive game to the Vanderbilt backfield. Can he find a spot in the NFL?

NFL Draft Capsules: Wesley Johnson, OG, OT, & C

Wesley Johnson started 51 straight games for the Commodores and only gave up two sacks in his final two years on campus. So why is this do-everything lineman not generating more interest before the 2014 NFL Draft?

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Possible NFL Landing Spots for Jordan Matthews

After a stellar 4-year career at Vanderbilt, Jordan Matthews has solidified himself as the first Commodore to be drafted in this year's NFL Draft. In almost any other year, Matthews would find himself a sure first round pick, but in 2014...

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Jonathan Krause, WR

Jonathan Krause emerged as an invaluable weapon for a nine-win Vanderbilt team in 2013. He averaged 17 yards per catch and runs a 4.34 40. So why is no one talking about him leading up to the NFL Draft?

NFL Draft Capsules: Austyn Carta-Samuels, QB

Austyn Carta-Samuels finished the 2013 season by rallying Vandy to three straight wins...with a torn ACL. Can the strong-armed, tough-as-nails quarterback find a place in the NFL?

Five Commodores Selected to Attend NFL Combine

Five players from Vanderbilt's 2012 season will try to make a good impression on NFL scouts at the 2014 Combine in Indianapolis. That includes former 'Dore Chris Boyd, who finished up his degree at Vandy despite being dismissed from the team in '13.

National Signing Day Openthread

Today's the day that Vandy recruits will fax in their National Letters of Intent. Who will anchor down with the Commodores in 2014?

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The SiR Awards - Vandy FB Players of 2013

Jordan Matthews drove the Vanderbilt offense all season, pulling the Commodores out of desperate situations with his knack for clutch play. The senior receiver was a runaway choice for Offensive and Overall Player of the Year.

SiR Awards: Jordan Matthews, Player of the Year

Jordan Matthews drove the Vanderbilt offense all season, pulling the Commodores out of desperate situations with his knack for clutch play. The senior receiver was a runaway choice for Offensive and Overall Player of the Year.

The Vanderbilt Football Coaching Tree and Lineage

Here's how Vanderbilt's first post-James Franklin coaching staff looks. Spoiler: There's plenty of NFL and BCS experience to go around.

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Report: Stanford's David Kotulski to Become Vanderbilt's Defensive Coordinator, Switch 'Dores to a 3-4 Alignment

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NBC Sports reports that Stanford assistant David Kotulski will join Derek Mason at Vanderbilt as the team's new Defensive Coordinator. He'll replace Bob Shoop, who developed Vandy into a team that could stop anyone who wasn't running the read option. Kotulski and Mason are rumored to be implementing a 3-4 scheme for Vandy, which could be troublesome for a team with more experienced talent on the line than amongst its linebackers.

The SiR Awards: Defensive Player of the Year

While a more recognized offensive counterpart capped an all-time great career, safety Kenny Ladler may have been just as indispensable in the defense, and is Vanderbilt's Defensive Player of the Year.

OL Coach Herb Hand to Leave Vanderbilt

Offensive Line Coach and fan favorite Herb Hand won't be a part of Derek Mason's regime in Nashville. The Vandy standout broke the news today on Twitter, though he did not mention a destination.

Can Derek Mason Be Successful in the SEC?

Derek Mason is Vanderbilt's 28th head coach. Does he have a background that can spell success in Nashville?

Derek Mason Officially Hired as Vandy Head Coach

Vanderbilt University officially confirms the hiring of Stanford's Derek Mason as head football coach. Mason was a lauded defensive coordinator with the Cardinal before heading east to Nashville.

All but Official: Mason is Vandy's New Head Coach

Is Derek Mason Vanderbilt football's new benevolent overlord? 247Sports thinks so.

Is Franklin Justified to Pull Recruits from Vandy?

It's not a popular stance, but James Franklin's decision to honor his Vanderbilt scholarship offers at Penn State makes sense. In fact, it's the closure that Vandy fans may need to move on.

The Sir Awards: The 2013 Play of the Year

Patton Robinette irked Kentucky fans when he threw a jump-pass touchdown in garbage time against Kentucky. Those fans didn't know that Robinette's play would be woven into an intricate fake that led Vanderbilt past Tennessee a week later.

Franklin Thanks Fans, Continues to Poach Recruits

James Franklin made one last move to win back Vandy fans this week. Half-page ads with a thank-you to the university ran in the Tennessean as well as Vanderbilt's student newspaper this week as Franklin continued to lure VU recruits to Penn State.

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