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Anchor Drop, July 19, 2018: Derek Mason Goes to the Podium

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We’re 44 days away from football season.

NCAA Football: SEC Media Days Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

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We’re 44 days away from Vanderbilt’s season opener against Middle Tennessee State. #44 on the roster is true freshman tight end Gavin Schoenwald. Schoenwald won three state championships at nearby Brentwood Academy in both football and basketball, and he was a high school teammate of fellow freshmen Cam Johnson and Darius Garland. Getting any one of those three in either program would have been a recruiting coup; getting all three, well...

SEC Media Days enters its final day, and Derek Mason will go to the podium at approximately 8:45 AM CT. You can watch live on the SEC Network, and we’ll have a live thread up shortly.

Adam Sparks asked Jeremy Pruitt a question about Tennessee’s rivalry with Vanderbilt, and some people weren’t happy about that.

Why Tennessee fans’ go-to move is to deny that Vanderbilt is a rival, we’ll never know.

Since somebody has a real job, we didn’t have a post up about it, but Vanderbilt picked up its 12th commitment of the 2019 class yesterday:

Delbert Mimms, a running back from Ben Davis HS in Indianapolis, is the second RB that Vanderbilt has landed and the second player from the Hoosier State. He also had offers from Kentucky, Louisville, and Washington State.

The Open Championship (or “British Open,” in common American parlance) teed off a little after midnight CT. As this is going up, Luke List (teed off at 12:57 AM CT) has probably completed the first round, while Brandt Snedeker (tee time: 5:36 AM CT) is in the middle of his. This is where you learn that I write these the night before and schedule them to post in the morning...