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Anchor Drop, August 19, 2019: 12 Days to Kickoff

John Augenstein came this close to the U.S. Amateur.

Nevada v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Good morning.

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.


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.

NFL Preseason: Saints 19, Chargers 17 ... Vikings 25, Seahawks 19.

PGA Tour: Justin Thomas won the BMW Invitational by three strokes on Sunday, the second to last tournament of the season.