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Offensive lineman Stephen Spanellis opts out of 2020 season

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Oh, we spoke too soon about the offensive line.

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On Sunday, I wrote that Vanderbilt’s offensive line had suddenly become a patchwork due to Devin Cochran transferring and three potential starting linemen — Bryce Bailey, Cole Clemens, and Johnathan Stewart — opting out of the season.

It turns out that I may have spoken too soon:

Michigan graduate transfer Stephen Spanellis figured to be in the mix for a starting spot on the offensive line, if for no other reason than that he’s one of the few players in that unit with Division I experience. Instead, Spanellis is going to opt out of the season, and Vanderbilt is left with a starter from last year, two backups, a transfer from Central Connecticut State, and exactly one other guy who has even seen a snap in a college game.

And you thought things were going to be bad. This is going to be brutal.