We are 12 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against Georgia. Two players wear #12 for the Commodores. Redshirt sophomore LB Brayden DeVault-Smith started one game last season and made eight total tackles; not bad for a local kid whose other offer was Tennessee State. Sophomore QB Jack Bowen is a walk-on who’s like fifth on the depth chart, I assume.
Vanderbilt rising senior golfer John Augenstein led for most of the way in Sunday’s final at the U.S. Amateur, but fell late to Georgia Tech’s Andy Ogletree by a 2 and 1 final. Oh, well: Augenstein still qualified for both the Masters and the U.S. Open with his second-place finish. And, of course, there’s a national championship to go for.
Vanderbilt soccer ended its preseason with a 1-0 win over Memphis on Saturday. Peyton Cutshall scored the Commodores’ lone goal in the 75th minute.
Another football scrimmage report from Saturday.
Here’s Derek Mason after Saturday’s practice:
And, somebody has decided to paint over the coaches’ mural on West End Avenue, apparently permanently.
The mural of Vanderbilt coaches that have graced the building at the corner of 28th Avenue and West End is gone. The mural was first added to the building in 1992. #Vanderbilt #Mural #Nashville #Commodores #coaches #News4https://t.co/fn99IeYa7b— WSMV News4 Nashville (@WSMV) August 19, 2019
MLB: Red Sox 13, Orioles 7 ... Indians 8, Yankees 4 ... Padres 3, Phillies 2 ... Mariners 7, Blue Jays 0 ... Rays 5, Tigers 4 ... Cardinals 5, Reds 4 ... Braves 5, Dodgers 3 ... Nationals 16, Brewers 8 ... Mets 11, Royals 5 ... Twins 6, Rangers 3 ... Rockies 7, Marlins 6 ... Angels 9, White Sox 2 ... Astros 4, A’s 1 ... Diamondbacks 6, Giants 1 ... Cubs 7, Pirates 1.
PGA Tour: Justin Thomas won the BMW Invitational by three strokes on Sunday, the second to last tournament of the season.