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Anchor Drop, September 17, 2019: The injury bug hits

Vanderbilt reportedly loses three players for the season.

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NCAA Football: Tennessee at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Well, more bad news from Derek Mason’s radio show last night.

Jamauri Wakefield went down during the Georgia game and at the time, Derek Mason said that he’d be out for a while; apparently now “a while” is the rest of the season. Neither Colin Anderson nor Amir Abdur-Rahman have appeared in a game this season. Abdur-Rahman has a redshirt available. Anderson doesn’t, though he may be on the Josh Henderson eligibility plan at this point.

If there’s good news here, these are basically just hits to the depth chart and little else. Wakefield was a clear second-stringer behind Ke’Shawn Vaughn, and while I like Abdur-Rahman’s upside, at this point in his career he’s something like the fifth-best wide receiver on Vanderbilt’s roster. As far as Anderson goes, he wasn’t listed on the depth chart for the season opener.

And speaking of Derek Mason, we’ll have a recap of his weekly press conference up around lunch time.

ICYMI: we’ve got another 11 AM game when Northern Illinois comes to town a week from Saturday.

Also, apparently we’re famous.

We will accept tribute in the form of additional baseball scholarships.

Off the West End

Yell at your coach on the sideline, then request a trade.

Some Florida State booster has his kid selling $20 lemonade in an effort to pay Willie Taggart’s buyout, and I can’t decide if this is cute or extremely creepy.

Miami (Ohio)’s coach described facing Ohio State as “like going to recess and they have the first 85 picks.” Seems accurate.

We’re actually 50 days from college basketball season, and Matt Norlander has 50 things to know about the upcoming season.

From The Athletic ($): Notre Dame, Georgia and a chance to prove something ... State of the Hoops Program: Kentucky.

And finally, all hail the return of NFL Primetime, which makes the $5/month ESPN+ subscription 100 percent worth it.


MLB: Tigers 5, Orioles 2 ... Brewers 5, Padres 1 ... Twins 5, White Sox 3 ... Cardinals 4, Nationals 2 ... Cubs 8, Reds 2 ... Rockies 9, Mets 4 ... Diamondbacks 7, Marlins 5 ... Royals 6, A’s 5.

NFL: Browns 23, Jets 3.