Optional Musical Accompaniment
Okay, so, let’s talk about this thing that’s been making the rounds on these here interwebs all week, because vucommodores.com is:
Highest-graded Defensive Lines from Wk 4 (power five):— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 29, 2020
1. Vanderbilt - 81.0
2. Georgia - 79.9
3. Oklahoma State - 77.2
4. Iowa State - 76.4 pic.twitter.com/eQ1fNGFNHe
No, I don’t know what goes into that rating, either, but “highest-graded defensive line in the country last week” sounds good, so let’s go with it! The thing is, as I wrote in the preseason mailbag, Vanderbilt’s defensive line was actually the position group I had the most confidence in going into the season. Dayo Odeyingbo is a legitimate star, and then there are all sorts of interesting prospects on the line to the point that a guy like Rutger Reitmaier was barely seen on Saturday night. So yeah, this is somewhat real, though probably not “best in the country” good.
Or it could be. I don’t know.
The Hustler talked to the LSU student newspaper’s sports editor. Meanwhile, And the Valley Shook talked to some idiot Vanderbilt blogger. Also in the Hustler: three matchups to watch and their weekly power rankings in which Vanderbilt is Not Last. Thank God for Arkansas is no longer a thing only said by Memphians.
I missed this yesterday, but Will Perdue is mad at Vanderbilt.
And finally, an interview with soccer player Blue Ellis.
Actual Sports on TV
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- 11:00 AM: MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves (ESPN)
- 1:00 PM: MLB: Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs (ABC)
- 2:00 PM: MLB: Chicago White Sox at Oakland A’s (ESPN)
- 4:00 PM: MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres (ESPN2)
- 7:20 PM: NFL: Denver Broncos at New York Jets (NFL Network)
- 9:00 PM: MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN)